A 17-year-old from Cedar Park, Texas broke two Guinness World Records. The teen, Maci Currin, broke one record for having the longest legs for a female, and another for a teenager with the longest legs.
According to Guinness, Currin’s left leg is over 53 inches long and her right leg is slightly shorter at 52.874 inches. Standing at 6 feet and 10 inches, Currin’s legs make up 60% of her total height.
Currin starred in a video uploaded to Guinness’ YouTube channel titled, “I have the longest legs!” In it, she explains she first noticed she was taller than her peers when she was in preschool. She shared that she experienced bullying for her height growing up. However, once she reached her sophomore year of high school, she learned to stop paying attention to others’ opinions of her.
“Once I stopped caring, I wasn’t affected by anything,” Currin told Guiness.
Embracing Her Height
Currin is active on social media, often discussing her confidence and positive body image. On TikTok, she boasts over 1.7 million followers and an additional 50,000 on Instagram.
In her TikToks, she describes life at her height and, like many others, partakes in trending viral challenges. In one TikTok, Currin attempted the “Vogue Challenge,” which had users creating optical illusions to make their legs look extra long, For Currin, no optical illusions were needed.
“I hope that tall women can see that height is a gift,” Currin said. “You shouldn’t be ashamed that you’re tall, you should really embrace it.”
Currin’s full video with Guinness World Records can be seen below.