A former Olympic basketball star is shooting for a new goal worlds tallest model.
Six-foot-nine Ekaterina Lisina has already been officially named the tallest female in Russia, Barcroft Media reported.
But after Lisina, 29, retired from basketball and launched her modeling career, she defined her sights even higher.
I really want to be in the book of world records as the worlds tallest model, she told the news outlet. I also think I have a chance to be awarded the worlds longest leg. My legs are around 52.4 inches, which is longer than the present record holder.
Lisina has also been recognized as having the biggest feet of any woman in Russia wearing a European size 47, which is about a size 13 on the U.S. charts.
I do like the attention and I hope after I get the title I am going to get even more attention! she said. I suppose my long leg can definitely help my modeling career because there arent so many models with such long legs.
Lisinas father towers at 6-foot-5 and her mom stands at 6-foot-1. Her friend is 6-foot-6.
During her basketball career, she played for various squads in the Russian Premier League, including CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Kursk. She also represented the Russia womens squad at the 2008 Olympics, where she and her squad won Olympic bronze, Barcroft Media reported.
She told the news outlet that carrying her son , now 6 years old, stimulated her appreciate her body even more.
Before that, I always felt like I had a teenagers body but now I feel so feminine and confident, Lisina said. I feel really comfortable in my body right now and I dont have any problems being taller than everyone else. I love it.
The current titleholder for the worlds tallest model is Amazon Eve of California, who is 6-foot-8.
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