Short Women Celebrity Spotlight: Kristen Chenoweth

Friday, April 18, 2008

Kristen Chenoweth, currently starring as Olive Snook on Pushing Daisies is a short woman with an amazing singing voice and great acting ability.

She is an experienced Broadway performer, having won the Tony Award for Best Actress in 1999 for her portrayal of Sally in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She followed that up with an nomination for Best Actress in 2004 for her role as Glinda in Wicked. She lost that award to her co-star Idina Menzel.

Kristen does not let her short stature of four feet eleven inches tall stand in the way of her success at happiness. According to
IMDB, Kristen said,"I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, 'If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.' And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute. They could say I was a bitch, which would be terrible in my book. So I've decided that this height ain't so bad."

She also revealed that she is Christian, but is not against gay marriage. She said, "I don't understand what the big deal is with gay marriage. Get over it, people. What if it was a sin to be short? Well, I guess it is in the Miss Oklahoma pageant."

In addition to her television work, Kristen is also expected to appear at the Metropolitan Opera House next year. She is formally trained in opera. It will be wonderful to see such a woman of a small stature blow people away with her powerful and amazing voice.

Marissa Jaret Winokur Getting Talk Show

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Current Dancing with the Stars contestant Marissa Jaret Winokur has reportedly signed a deal to have her own talk show! As I wrote previously, Marissa has not let being just under five feet tall stand in the way of her success.

The format of the show has not yet been revealed and will debut sometime next year.

Short Women Celebrity Spotlight: Marissa Jaret Winokur

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Although she has only recently garnered widespread national fame, Dancing with the Stars contestant Marissa Jaret Winokur is no stranger to success. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musicial in 2003 for her performance in Hairspray. As the first person to star in the role of Tracy Turnblad, she set the bar high for years to come. Her voice appears on the official Broadway cast recording for Hairspray, as well as on one song on the Hairspray movie soundtrack.

Marissa is reportedly just shy of five feet tall, yet she has not let that stand in her way. Even though her Dancing with the Stars partner towers over her, she does her best to allow her personality and positive spirit make up for what she lacks in height.

Marissa has also shown a great personal strength, having
survived cervical cancer approximately seven years ago. She reportedly kept her battle a secret, worrying that it could cost her the role on Broadway that she had fought so hard to achieve.

In addition to all her past acheivements, she will also be adding another role soon: mom. She and husband Judah Miller are
expecting a baby via a surrogate this summer.




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Short Women's Clothing: Petite Sophisticate

When I first began working at a place that frowned upon t-shirts and jeans, I tried to find a store that sold a nice variety of dressy clothing in petite sizes. As many of you know, many major department stores must believe that the majority of women who wear petite clothing are over 80 years old. As a result, most of the clothing choices do not say "young professional."

I was overjoyed when I discovered
Petite Sophisticate. For several years it was my go-to store for suits, dress shirts, and pants. My closet is well stocked with clothes with the Petite Sophisticate logo.

Welcome to Under Five Four

Living in this world as a person of below average height is not easy. I cannot even tell you the number of times that I have been elbowed in the head because someone did not see me, dismissed as a child because of my height, or just completely overlooked.

This blog is dedicated to the men and women like myself who don't quite measure up to society's unspoken height requirement. Here we can realize that we are not alone.

On this blog you will be able to find information on clothing, products, and other items of interest for those of us on the shorter side. I will also feature celebrities and other people in the news who are vertically challenged.

Although the name of the blog "Under Five Four," refers to the height cut-off for petite clothing in women, I encourage any men and women who want to celebrate their shorntess to visit often.

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