It’s funny, I didn’t really consider myself short until I went to acting school. Suddenly I was no longer eligible for any leading roles (at least onstage where you can’t do camera tricks). Plus, I guess there were lots of popular short guys in high school. From Salon:
Short muscular guys definitely make an impact. When they work out, they bulk up proportionally more than taller guys do – it’s like a walking sofa. They’re like compressed masculinity.
Ron and I often note that one reason we make a great visual compliment is because of our even heights and builds – though he is beefier than me, my shoulders are wider. Our buddy Christopher loves short guys and nearly swooned right into a Smith Machine at the gym last week when some short olive-skinned powerhouse walked by.
Plus, I’m glad that I’m short because as I age I won’t slump with a concave ribcage like taller-folk.