A Texas teen who towers over her peers at 6 feet, 10 inches tall has claimed two Guinness World Records: one for having the longest legs for a female, and another for being the teenager with the longest legs.
Meet Maci Currin, from Cedar Park, Texas, who was recognized as a Guinness World Record holder early this month. Her left leg measures 53.2 inches long and her right leg is a bit shorter, measuring 52.8 inches. Her legs themselves comprise 60 percent of her total height.
The towering 17-year-old measured 19 inches at birth, an average measurement, but her exceptional height became apparent as early as elementary school. She was already 5 feet, 7 inches at the age of 9.
Currin has inherited all the tall genes from her family; her mother, Trish, stands at an above-average height of 5 feet 7 inches tall, her father is 6 feet 5 inches, and her brother, Jacob, is 6 feet 4 inches. However, she says that it’s not all fun being a record holder.
“They don’t really make clothes in my size,” Currin explained in a video for Guinness World Record. “I have to get them custom-made.”
Additionally, the tall teen says she often hits her head while walking through doors; and sometimes in certain cars, she tends not to be able to fit in as her legs are too long for them.
“People always tend to look at her and stare at her,” added Currin’s mom. Another challenge is that most people tend to mistake Currin’s age due to her height.
However, on the flip side, Currin has found that her height is a huge advantage while playing for her high school volleyball team. Trish is proud of her daughter, hoping that she will be recognized both for her height and for her beauty.
Before Currin succeeded the title, Russian model Ekaterina Lisina held the record for the world’s longest legs, with hers measuring 4 feet, 4 inches long.
Currin told Guinness World Records that she wants to use the platform to empower tall women to embrace their height. “I was never bullied for my legs,” she explained in the video, “I was bullied because I was taller than everyone. … Around sophomore year I just stopped caring what people thought of me, and once I just stopped caring I wasn’t affected by anything.”
The confident 17-year-old has her sights set on college education in the United Kingdom. She also wants to become the world’s tallest professional model, having already amassed 1.7 million followers on TikTok and over 58,000 on Instagram.
“I hope that tall women can see that height is a gift and that you shouldn’t be ashamed that you’re tall,” Currin told Guinness World Record. “You should really embrace it.”
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