Meet the world's tallest model

- Standing at a striking 6 foot, 9 inches, Ekaterina Lisinia is on top of the world.

The 29-year-old from Penza, Russia, is calling herself the world’s tallest model after already being dubbed the tallest woman in the country.

I feel really comfortable in my body," Lisinia told Barcroft Media. "I like my long legs, I like my long body — everything about it."

After retiring from a successful career in basketball, Lisinia is following her dreams and pursuing a modeling career.

She believed her 52-inch legs alone, for which she hopes to achieve a Guinness World Record, will be her greatest asset for her new gig.

“I only really realized I was attractive when I was about 24 years old," she said. "I always had an athletic body and was always much taller than everyone else my age, but then I realized that being tall is very attractive."

She also holds the title as the woman with the biggest feet in Russia, wearing a size 13 shoe.

Lisinia said she has wanted to be a model since she was a teenager, but instead went into basketball.

“Of course there was no question, because with basketball I had talent,” she said.

She went on to play for various teams, including the Russian women’s squad in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, during which she won a bronze medal.

“Am I proud of her? Of course I am,” said her brother Sergei, who is 6 foot, 6 inches tall. “She realized quite quickly that [her height] gave her a huge advantage in a sport, which she started doing professionally almost straight away.”


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