Tallest legs woman in the world Guinness a towering Russian model who overcame bullying to become an Olympic star has officially set a new record for having the world’s longest legs (female).
Ekaterina Lisina, who stands at 6ft 9in, has two Guinness records to her name having also been crowned the world’s tallest model.
Tallest woman legs in the world. The 29-year-old’s left leg measures 132.8 cm (52.2 in), while her right leg is 132.2 cm (52.0 in) long. Longest legs model.
Tallest legs in the world she comes from a very tall family, with her brother measuring 6ft 6in, her father at 6ft 5in and her mother at 6ft 1in.
The model says it “feels amazing” to become a Guinness World Records title holder and hopes it will increase the positive attention she gets day to day. Tallest woman in the world living.
Lisina overcame being bullied about her height as a teenager to achieve her dreams of becoming a professional model.
In 2008, she played in the Russian Olympic basketball team and won a bronze medal at the Beijing Games.
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “We might have been inspired this year by fictional superheroes, but the focus for this edition is celebrating the planet's real-life superheroes, who come in all shapes and sizes.
Ekaterina said: “The record is held at the moment by Amazon Eve and she is 6ft 8in, which is smaller than me.
“I really want to be in the book of world records as the world’s tallest model. I also think I have a chance to be awarded the world’s longest legs. My legs are around 52.4 inches, which is longer than the current record holder”.
The 29-year-old’s striking height has drawn her fans from all over the world – many of them men with a particular interest in taller “Amazonian” women or women with big feet.
Ekaterina doesn’t just count her lengthy legs among her achievements but she has also been officially recognized as having the biggest feet of any woman in Russia with a European size 47, or a UK size 12.
She said: “I do like the attention and I hope after I get the title I am going to get even more attention!”
“I think my long legs can definitely help my modelling career because there aren’t so many models with such long legs.”
Ekaterina’s 52.4 inch pins also propelled her to great success as a professional basketball player.
At the age of 16, Ekaterina had to choose between pursuing her dreams of becoming a model and playing basketball. Already on the path to success with basketball, she chose the sport, putting her catwalk dreams on hold.
She explained: “I wanted to be a model since I was 16-years-old but at that time I started my professional basketball career.
“Basically I had to choose between modelling and basketball and of course there was no question because with basketball I had talent.”
As part of her successful career Ekaterina represented the Russia women’s team at the 2008 Olympics, where together they won Olympic bronze.
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