Guinness World Records has just confirmed that Ekaterina Lisina from Russia is the new title holder for the Longest legs (female).
Her pins are an unparalleled 132.8 cm long for the left leg and 132.2 cm (52.0 in) long for the right leg, as measured in her hometown of Penza, Russia.
As required by the Guinness World Records guidelines, the measurements were taken by independent professionals – a seamstress and doctor – from the heel to the top of the hip.
The 29-year-old from a family of tall people – with her brother measuring 6’ 6”, her father at 6’ 5” and her mother at 6’ 1”, Ekaterina always felt very comfortable about her size at home.
However, she was teased at school. One reason Ekaterina applied to Guinness World Records was because she wants “to be an inspiration to girls who are not very confident.”
Ekaterina has trouble finding trousers that fit her, and find it very awkward squeezing into airplane and car seats. With a shoe size of 47, she says it’s also tricky finding feminine shoes.
Nevertheless, there are also some benefits to having the longest legs in the world.
Her height has also helped her basketball career, a talent that also runs in her family, and she won a bronze medal playing for Russia in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
In spite of her sporting prowess, Ekaterina always wanted to be model – so she gave up playing basketball in order to pursue this dream.
She has now been working as a professional model for over a year, and as a result she’s snapped up a second Guinness World Records title for the Tallest professional model.
She is a towering 205.16 cm (6 ft 8.77 in) tall, to be exact.
“The first time I heard this news, I was driving a car and I almost crashed it!”
Ekaterina says it “feels amazing” to become a Guinness World Records title holder for not just one, but two record categories, and wishes she applied for them sooner.
She loves the attention she gets for her height and hopes that the added bonus of being a record holder will only increase the positive attention she gets.
To celebrate the release of Guinness World Records 2018 Edition we invited Ekaterina to our London HQ for an exclusive live interview broadcast across Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter:
The longest legs record has become an iconic title in Guinness World Records history, with the previous record holder Svetlana Pankratova (also from Russia) racking up over 15 million views on our YouTube channel.
Svetlana’s legs are slightly shorter than Ekaterina’s, at 132 cm (51.9 in)