Peet Montzingo grew up to be six feet tall and was the tallest in his family at just 8 years old
A YouTube user has been destigmatizing dwarfism with the help of his mother on TikTok. Peet Montzingo has dwarf parents and had a 75% chance of inheriting it from his parents. However, he grew up to be six feet tall and by the time he was 8 years old was taller than his other family members. He told In The Know, "Imagine you feel like the head of your household at 8 [years old]," according to Yahoo News.
"In certain ways, it really was awesome because my older brother is athletic and I’m very artsy, so—the combo of us two—I’d always just get on his nerves, and he’d try and beat me up but he couldn’t," Montzingo said. He added that he learned to focus less on his family's peculiarities and more on teaching people around him over time. For example, in recent weeks, the artist, who went to Los Angeles as a member of the band 5 West, has been destigmatizing dwarfism by uploading humorous TikTok videos of himself and his mother, Vicki.
Among the many TikTok videos that have gone viral is one in which Montzingo makes trombone noises while his mother does errands. There are several other videos he made with his family that stigmatize dwarfism. Here are a few hilarious examples:
Love this young dude soundtracking his Mum’s life with his trombone. ❤️— Michael Warburton (@MichaelWarbur17) October 26, 2022