A leggy female model from Anhui province rocketed to fame online after making an appearance on the Chinese reality TV show Ai Shang Chao Model.
Dong lei, 20, stands 1.82 meters tall and has 1.15-meter-long legs. Judges noted that she had lengthiest limbs among all the participants on the show, and her stems have been the talk of the internet ever since.
Dong’s legs are 0.03 meters longer than the those of Nadja Auermann, a 44-year-old German model and actress who in the 90s held the Guinness record for having the longest legs of any model in the world.
“I think my long legs are due mainly to genes,” Dong said, “My father is 1.86 meters and my mom is 1.72 meters. My height soared during my high school years. ”
Taking her parents’ advice, Dong had previously enrolled in a vocational school to major in preschool education.
At the end of 2012, Dong’s friends and teachers recommended that she enter a modeling competition in Beijing. She ended up winning second place, and has awed photographers with her “legs for days” ever since.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via ifeng.com]