Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC Photo: Chaz Bono and Dance Pro Lacey Schwimmer

Even though his famous mother is tall and willowy, Dancing With the Stars contestant Chaz Bono is surprisingly short.

According to his Celebrity Fit Club profile, Chaz (then Chastity) clocked in around 5’5”. However, judging from Chaz and Lacey Schwimmer’s official partner portrait (above) , the transgender activist is at least several inches taller than his dancing partner, even with heels on. (Lacey is a teeny-tiny 5’2”.)

Is DWTS using visual trickery to make Chaz taller? It wouldn’t surprise us, considering the other short male celebrities that have appeared on the show looked oddly taller than their female pro partners in their portraits. Either way, this competition isn’t about height, it’s all about dancing, so we’ll have to see if Chaz can impress the world on the dance floor on September 19!