Guinness World Records says teen has the world’s longest legs: ‘You don’t really fit into the category of “normal”‘

Emerald Pellot
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A Texas teen is strutting into the Guinness World Records as both the woman and the teenager with the world’s longest legs. 

Maci Currin is 17 years old and stands at 6 feet, 10 inches. Her left leg is 53.255 inches long, while her right is 52.874 inches long. In fact, her legs make up 60 percent of her total height, according to Guinness

“You don’t really fit into the category of ‘normal,'” Currin told Guinness. “You’re unique, you have something different, and people are drawn to it.”

Currin’s father is 6 foot, 5 inches and her brother is 6 foot, 4 inches. But the teen told Guinness that she never had a growth spurt, instead, she grew around 4 to 5 inches each year. 

“I was never bullied for my legs… I was bullied because I was taller than everyone,” Currin told Guinness. “Around sophomore year I just stopped caring what people thought of me and once I just stopped caring I wasn’t affected by anything.”

Luckily, Currin was able to find her voice on TikTok where she has 1.7 million followers. However, the world isn’t exactly made for its tallest citizens. She does have a few everyday struggles. 

“Certain cars, I can’t even fit into because my legs are too long for it,” she said. “If I walk into a regular store, nothing will fit me because they don’t really make clothes in my size, especially for pants [and] leggings. I have to get them custom-made.”

Ultimately, Currin decided to go after the Guinness title to make tall women feel more confident. 

“I hope that tall women can see that the height is a gift,” she told Guinness. “And that you shouldn’t be ashamed that you’re tall. You should really embrace it.”

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