The story about Russian model Ekaterina Lisina did just that. Ekaterina (who was bullied as a child) has made it into the Guinness records 2018 for the female with the longest legs in the world. Not only that, but she is also a professional model and an Olympic star.
Bullies 0 – nice people 1. Great result! Hopefully this is just one of many stories that bully victims can take strength from when they are being teased or picked on for maybe being a bit different, a bit more interesting and individual than the rest of the crowd.
Ekaterina’s left leg measures 132.8 cm (52.2 in) and her right leg is 132.2 cm (52.0 in). She is 6ft 8.77in tall in total.
Having long legs was not always a good thing when she was a teenager, so she hopes her fame will change that, adding: “I want to show that being tall is being beautiful and I want to be as an example for those people.”
Unfortunately, the world is not always designed for taller people and she has to have clothes, her car and her bed customised.
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “We might have been inspired this year by fictional superheroes, but the focus for this edition is celebrating the planet’s real-life superheroes, who come in all shapes and sizes.
“We believe that everyone has a superpower that’s waiting to be discovered, and our search for the latest record-breaking talent has brought us into contact with some truly superhuman characters.”