While most women only tower over men when they choose a pair of extreme heels, others can do so in flats. You may have wished you are a few inches taller but many of these giantesses would gladly shrink a couple. We’ll introduce you to unbelievably tall women you won’t believe really exist.
Ekaterina Lisina is a woman who has embraced her unique height and claims that God made her this way so that she could reach the Stars. Actually, it seems more like Ekaterina wants to be a star herself since she’s trying to become the world’s tallest model. At 6 feet inches tall, Ekaterina has been named the tallest woman in her native country of Russia. She once had a basketball career but has since retired to focus on joining the world of modeling. She also believes that at 52.4 inches, she has the longest legs in the world and looks forward to having an official measurement so that she can claim that title as well. Not one to shy away from the spotlight, Ekaterina has gathered a following of fans who love her Amazonian height. Her father Victor Lisina, says that even as a newborn baby, his daughter had uncommonly long legs. When she was growing up, Ekaterina was occasionally bullied because of her unusual height but soon realized that she had far more admirers than detractors. While she does still struggle to find clothes that fit, a Caterina dreams of showing off her skills on the catwalk and has finally decided to fully embrace her height.
Ekaterina may claim that she has the longest legs in the world but Chase Kennedy believes she has the longest legs in America. At 6 feet 5 inches tall, Chase has legs that measure 51 inches. Chase was also bullied due to her height with other children calling her legs or giraffe. Realizing that her long legs and overall height gave her a huge advantage athletically, Chase finally embraced her body. Dating is hard enough for most people but she felt awkward dating men too much shorter than her. Fortunately she fell in love with Jason who was a mere inch shorter than her. When she was a teenager, she was approached by many modeling agencies that were interested in her beautiful looks and extreme height, however as she got older, they gradually stopped calling as her height had become a hindrance rather than an attraction. Chase visited many top modeling agencies that turned her away due to her height. Most agencies refused to consider girls that are over 6 feet tall and many have a cutoff of 5 feet 11 inches. Even buying clothes on her own is difficult, especially when it comes to selecting skirts and dresses.
A lot of women have seemingly arbitrary standards when it comes to the height of their romantic partners, but you would think once you get over 6 feet tall, you would relax that standard a bit. While although it’s severely limits her available dating pool, 6 feet 5 inches tall, Holly Burt refuses to date men that are shorter than 6 feet 3 inches tall. It’s Holly that currently holds the record for the longest legs in America that Chase Kennedy believes she can beat. Holly has the official longest legs measuring 49.5 inches. Despite the height cutoff, she requires of her boyfriend, she claims that living in Brooklyn New York means that she needs a lot of handsome, tall men. The downside of living in the city means that public transportation is a bit of an issue. She attracts no shortage of attention went out in public and has to duck to get on the subway. When it comes to her professional life, she has dabbled in the world of modeling, even walking the catwalk during New York Fashion Week. She graduated from Parsons School of Design and also works as a graphic designer.
Hailing from Germany, we have Carolina Welz who stand 6 feet 9 inches tall and is thought to be the tallest woman in all of Germany. Her extreme height is the result of a condition known as gigantism. This means that her body overproduced growth hormones when she was a child leaving her with an incredible stature as an adult. In Germany, she’s quite popular and well known for her modeling work and is frequently referred to as Caro. Other super-sized models try to avoid being photographed near objects or people that will emphasize their own height but not Carolina. She’s happy to pose near doorways that she would have to dog to get through or towering over other shorter people. Carolina is proud of her height as it helps her stand tall and stand out from the crowd. Her feet are a US women size 15, and she needs to have shoes custom made to accommodate them. Finding clothes that fit properly can be a challenge but fortunately for Carolina, she works full time as a tailor when she isn’t modeling. She’s a music enthusiast as well and when people inevitably ask her if she plays basketball, she replies that she plays the trumpet instead.
You may have seen some photos of Heather Greene floating around the internet and thought they couldn’t possibly be real. These are very real, unaltered photos, but they feature men and women who are rather short, and Heather herself is wearing incredible pairs of high heels. In reality, Heather is 6 feet 5 inches tall when she isn’t wearing shoes. When she dons her favorite pair of heels she’s more like 7 feet 2 inches. Growing up, Heather was always the tallest student in her class which caused the other kids to tease her. She reached her full height at the age of only 15 which made things incredibly difficult. However, around that time, Heather started to realize that being tall was what set her apart and made her stand out. She started to embrace what made her so unique no matter what anyone else says. As an adult, Heather has no shortage of devoted followers who are entranced by her height. When it comes to things she enjoys, Heather has many hobbies including interior design, skiing, painting, and water sport.
While many other tall women start out in sports before trying to make it in the modeling world, Uljana Semjonova was content to dominate the basketball court. During the 1970s and 1980s, she was the leading women’s basketball player in the world. She is 7 feet 1 inch tall and was known for having the biggest feet ever in women’s basketball. Maybe she stuck with basketball because she couldn’t find heels to fit since she wore a U.S. men’s size sneaker. Towering over your opponent is definitely helpful when it comes to the sport, but Uljana was technically skilled as well. When she was only 13 years old, she joined Riga Latvia as a junior professional and went on to compete with the team for 22 years. With Uljana leading the way, the team won 15 soviet Championships, 4 USSR national tournaments and won the European Cup 11 times. When playing for the USSR, Uljana also won two gold medals in the Olympics in the 1976 and 1980 Games.
Although many others seek to win the title for themselves, Svetlana Pankratova is in the Guinness book of world records for being the woman with the longest legs in the world. Although she stands 6 feet 5 inches tall, 4 feet 4 inches, of that height, it’s all legs. Unsurprisingly, she was an incredible basketball player at one time. She played for Virginia Commonwealth University and set two school records that are still unbroken to this day. Nobody has blocked more shot in a season or in a career than Svetlana. Although she may no longer play ball, she’s helping to train the next generation of up-and-coming basketball players. She’s an assistant basketball coach for the George Mason High girl’s basketball team, the Mustangs. After some time living abroad, she has returned to Virginia and lives with her husband Jack us now. Although earning the record for world’s longest legs seems like it would be pretty easy with legs like Svetlana’s and actually took her six years to achieve it. She was forced to carefully document her legs with the help of Guinness employees and says that she hopes and nobody breaks it anytime soon.