Check out Photos Of The Tallest Woman In The Word, Former Olympic Basketball Player Ekaterina Lisina

Models are almost always taller than the average woman – but this Russian beauty towers above everyone as she sets her sights on being named the tallest in her industry.

Towering above the average person in the street at 6ft 9ins, Ekaterina Lisina, 29, has already been officially crowned the tallest women in her native Russia.

But the Olympic medallist and former basketball player, from Penza, now wants to set the world record for being the world’s tallest model as she switches careers – as well as being awarded a prize of having the world’s longest legs.

Ekaterina said: ‘The record is held at the moment by Amazon Eve and she is 6ft 8in, which is smaller than me.

‘I really want to be in the book of world records as the world’s tallest model. I also think I have a chance to be awarded the world’s longest legs. My legs are around 52.4 inches, which is longer than the current record holder’

The 29-year-old’s striking height has won her fans from all over the world – many of them men with a penchant for taller ‘Amazonian’ women or women with big feet.

Because, as well as her exceptionally long limbs, Ekaterina has also been officially recognised as having the biggest feet of any woman in Russia with a european size 47, or a UK size 12.