China Goes Crazy Over Model Whose Legs Measure 1.14m

author image
5:16 pm 6 Jun, 2015


The average woman, who’s around 5ft 4in tall, has an inside leg measurement of 29 inches. But a Chinese model, Dong Lei, has legs measuring 1.14 metres, or 3ft 9in if you prefer, reports Metro.

Unsurprisingly, the 20-year-old’s incredibly long legs have made her an internet sensation in China. The model from Anhui province, east China, is 5ft 11in tall.

Her legs alone are taller than the average Chinese 7-year-old and

Dong became famous across China after entering the TV programme Supermodel, where she earned herself the nickname ‘tui tui’, meaning long legs. From being a teacher, she is now the model-in-demand all over world.


She says that she gets her height from her 6ft 1in father and 5ft 7in mother. Dong said:

“I find it incredible that I have suddenly become an internet celebrity! I really enjoy my life and work at this moment, I fly around a lot and my work is also partly like a holiday. I will work hard to succeed going forward and hope for the best.”


Yet, even with her lengthy proportions, she can’t claim to have the longest legs in the world – that honor lies with former basketball player Svetlana Pankratova, from Russia, whose inside leg measures 51.9 inches.



  • Advertisement