Life Video

By Sarah Francis


A dancer with dwarfism has become an Internet star for his sassy videos.

PIC BY GUILHERME RIBEIRO / CATERS NEWS

Guilherme Ribeiro, 23, from Sao Paulo, started dancing when he was eight-years-old.

In 2013 he starred in TV show called Dance of the Dwarves and at just one metre 18cm he’s not afraid to be himself.

Fans love him for his sense of humour, good lucks and empowering attitude.

PIC BY GUILHERME RIBEIRO / CATERS NEWS

Videos of Guilherme strutting his stuff and owning the dance floor have racked up millions of views online.

He said: “I have always loved dancing since I was little.

“My mum caught me when I was eight years old performing around, dressed in girls’ underwear.”

Coming from a small town Bahia, with only 14,000 population, Guilherme had big dreams.

He said: “I came to the capital Sao Paulo to get a job and something better.

PIC BY GUILHERME RIBEIRO / CATERS NEWS

“I never had it crossed my mind that one day I could win a TV contest, let alone that one day I would become famous.

“I love to dance because I have decided to be who I really am, without worrying about what people will say.”

But despite his optimistic nature, he revealed he often receives nasty comments.

He said: “I just never really cared. They want what I have but I wish them what I have, much light and love.

PIC BY GUILHERME RIBEIRO / CATERS NEWS

“I’m a person who explores adventures and challenges.

“Just because I have dwarfism doesn’t make me different or strange as people say. We’re all the same.

He added: “Believe me, God knows our hearts and knows how much we deserve. Gratitude I owe to him and all who have wished me never to give up my desires and dreams.”

Guilherme shares his adventurous life on @tokinhooficial.