ASTA YOUNG, 23
“I am an artist, bartender, cosplayer and full-time mom to three pugs,” says 4-foot-5 Asta.
Asta, whose husband of two years is 6 feet tall, grew up mostly in China “and everyone there is short, so I didn’t realize I was a little person until I moved to the U.S.!”
She admits she struggled with self-acceptance for years. “Dealing with disrespect isn’t easy,” she says. “But once you decide not to let others’ opinions bring you down, you can overcome anything.”