Former Olympic Medalist Ekaterina Lisina Holds Record For Tallest Professional Model

Ekaterina Viktorovna Lisina is a Russian model and a former basketball Olympian. She was born in 1987 in Penza, Russia, and now pursues her career as a model.

Most commonly known as Katya Lisina is a whopping 6 feet 9 inches (2.06m) tall, and previous to becoming a seasoned model, she played basketball for the Russian national team.

She is a Guinness World Record holder as the tallest professional model. She played for the Russian National Team during the 2008 Summer Olympics. She has won numerous awards throughout her basketball career, and the Olympics bronze medal is her highest accolade.


Without shoes, Lisina stands tall at 6 feet 9 inches. She holds two world records – the woman with the longest legs and another as the tallest professional model.

In 2014, she halted her professional basketball career, became a professional model, and started the ‘World’s Tallest Models’ modeling agency.

As necessitated by the Guinness World Records regulations, the measurements were taken by unbiased professionals – a seamstress and doctor – from the heel to the top of the hip.

Her pins are an unequaled 132.8 centimeters long for the left leg, and 132.2 centimeters (52.0 in) long for the right leg, as measured in her own hometown of Penza, Russia.

Katya belongs to a towering family – with her father measuring 6’ 5”, her brother at 6’ 6”, and her mother at 6’ 1”, Ekaterina always felt very contented about her size home but was intimidated in school for her uncommon height.

Katya has demonstrated her ability to triumph in sports since childhood. Her father was a basketball coach, and her mother a basketball player herself.

Katya had an incredible amount of success in the field of athletics as well. At the age of 12, her family moved to Slovakia. There as well, Katya continued to pursue her sports.

Ekaterina Lisina won silver and bronze medals in the national championship. As part of the team, she won the domestic Russian Cup and won the World League.

The 2006 World Cup tested her strength and skills as a basketball player. In 2007, Ekaterina Lisina won the gold medal at the European Championship. In 2008, she was selected for the Russian national team and went on to the Olympic Games in Beijing. There the team managed to win the bronze medal in the competition.

She is now a full-time model and has over 750k followers on Instagram, but she is much more famous on TikTok. Lisina is beautiful, and we can say that she made a good decision choosing modeling as a career. Her long legs are magnificent, and she has a fitting body for an athlete.

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