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A former Russian Olympic medal winner has been given the title of the tallest woman in her country, and now she has the ambition of becoming the tallest model in the world, and she stands at 6 foot and 9 inches.
Ekaterina Lisina, from Penza in southwestern Russia, used to play basketball at Olympian level before her career came to an end. Now she wants to get her name in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest legs and becoming the tallest model in the world.
At the moment her competition is a woman with the name of Amazon Eve who is 6 feet 8 inches tall. Ekaterina believes that she stands a good chance of setting a new world record. Ekaterina has legs that are about 52.4 inches tall, and she said that this is longer than the record that is being held at the moment.
Along with having limbs that are exceptionally long, Ekaterina is also known in Russia as the woman who has the biggest feet. She wears a size 47 in European sizing, which in the UK is a size 12. Thanks to her height and huge feet she has gained many fans all around the world. Ekaterina said that she loves all the attention and if she is given the title she desires she hopes that she will get even more attention.
When Ekaterina was 16 she had to choose between playing basketball professionally or becoming a model, and she chose the former. This was because at that time she was already well on her way to becoming big in the sporting arena. This meant that she had to put her dreams of becoming a catwalk model on hold. However, she had always promised herself that she would go back to modeling when the time was right.
Ekaterina said that she had wanted to be a model ever since the age of 16 but that she had gone down the path of the professional basketball player due to her height advantage and her talent for playing the game. Throughout her career, she has played many teams from the Russian Premier League, including Dynamo Kursk and CSKA Moscow. She was also in the team for Russia at the 2008 Olympics and won a bronze medal.
Older brother Sergei said that at school Ekaterina was picked on by the other children when she was young, and she was bullied as she was so tall. However, it wasn’t long before Ekaterina found that she could use her height to good advantage in sports. She said that she became to realize that being so tall is an attraction and that despite her tallness she did get a lot of interest from men. Ekaterina went on to say that she was now comfortable with her body.
Ekaterina is now 29 years of age and totally comfortable with her body and height and in fact, she loves the fact that she is taller than most of the people around her.