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Leggy model Lauren Williams is making huge strides in her career with the longest legs in America – measuring a whopping 49in.

With her lean, lengthy look the 25-year-old has been dwarfing competition since launching her modelling career four years ago.

Lauren's had a leg-up in her modelling career

Lauren’s had a leg-up in her modelling career

She also has a leg-up on people who challenge her to volleyball – her shapely pins have made her a college champion as well.

But while her legs have helped her professionally and with sports – they become problematic in everyday situations.

Lauren, from Texas, USA, explains: ‘The long, lean look is in style right now and people will contact me because that’s what they want – I’m all legs.

‘Having the longest legs in the country has really jumpstarted my career because people know who I am. I model mostly fitness and swimwear because those accentuate that long look,’ continues Lauren.

‘But it’s difficult for me to sit comfortably on a plane, and finding clothes that fit is extremely hard.’

Lauren’s height comes as no surprise as her two older sisters, mum and dad are all above 6ft tall.

Standing at 6ft 4in, Lauren wears jeans with a 39in inseam, which is nearly impossible for her to find.

‘I grew up faster than I was ready for – before I hit high school I was already 6ft and I grew a few more inches while in school,’ says Lauren.

‘I get called “the giraffe” all the time – my Instagram name is @theclassicgiraffe.

‘It’s definitely difficult having long legs because these clothes are meant to fit the majority of people. If you’re not in that category you are probably not going to be able to walk into a store and walk out with something that fits you perfectly.

‘Flying is also a hassle because a lot of airlines are trying to fit more people on each flight so the space is much smaller.’

Lauren's buddy Katie is only 5ft and suitably jealous of her pal's prodigious pins

Lauren’s buddy Katie is only 5ft and suitably jealous of her pal’s prodigious pins

But despite her tribulations she is looking to take her career to new heights.

‘I am super grateful because my career in fashion is really taking off,’ she says. ‘My body is just built this way so I am very lucky, everyone is looking for something that makes them unique and my long legs are my thing.’

While Lauren has the longest legs in America, the current Guinness World Records holder for the world’s longest legs is Svetlana Pankratova, who stands 6ft 5in with 51.9in legs.

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