A Chinese model is in with a chance of claiming to have the longest legs in the world.
Dong Lei, who is 20-years-old, decided after leaving school to study to be a nursery school teacher, where, standing 1.82 metres tall (almost 6 foot), she towered over the kids.
And her impressive height in China was in part due to the fact that her legs alone are 1.15 metres (3 foot 9 inches) in length. The average height of women in China is 1.57 metres (5 foot 2 inches).
She said: "My teachers mentioned that I should have tried modelling when they noticed my really long legs, and when I looked into it I realised that I might even have the longest legs in the world."
She said that she had found that Nadja Auermann, 44, the famous German model, had set a Guinness World Record due to her long legs being a staggering 1.12 meters, but it would still mean that they are shorter than Dong's legs.
And after putting herself forward at a local model agency she quickly found herself snapped up for modelling work where her impressive figure quickly made her very much in demand. Since then, she said she had not looked back.
The model from the city of Wuhu, in Central China’s Anhui province, clearly has a head start over others with her impressive legs, and only recently she was in a heated debate on Chinese social network Weibo about whether she should get insurance.
There was no comment on the matter from the model herself. Nor did she comment on the claim in local media that she was planning on registering her legs as the longest of any model with the Guinness Book of World Records.
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