Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Video Credit: Golders/@ekaterina_lisina15
This 6’7” former basketball player who once snapped up the Guinness World Record for having the longest legs has slammed UK TV bosses for only caring about her modelling pins rather than her sporting career.
The news comes after she recently returned from shooting a TV show in London where she said the “industry is not interested in my sports career, only my modelling”.
According to local media, 32-year-old Ekaterina Lisina from the western Russian city of Penza comes from a family of basketball players and coaches.
Her mother used to play for the local Spartak team and her dad was a professional basketball trainer. Meanwhile, her brother also stands at a lofty 6’6”.
Lisina, who is divorced and raises her eight-year-old son alone, is reportedly 205.16 centimetres (6’73”) tall.
She holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest legs (4’3”) and she is the world’s tallest professional model.
Lisina has also been honoured as a ‘Merited Master of Sports of Russia’ as well for ‘Outstanding Services in Sports’ for her former career as a basketball player.
However, she has swapped the basketball court for the catwalk to fulfil her childhood dream of being a full-time model.
Lisina, who is reportedly contracted with the World’s Tallest Models agency, said: “At our agency, there are no models shorter than 6’33”. We have foreign models as well as Russian.”
Lisina also took part in a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ comedy sketch with Russian bodybuilder Kirill ‘Popeye’ Tereshin who is famous for his beach-ball shaped biceps caused by botched synthol injections in his arms.
It is not known when the TV show will be aired or if it will be screened on British TV.
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