Model Dong Lei become internet star for 45-inch long legs – Watch

Model Dong Lei become internet star for 45-inch long legs - Watch

A 20-year-old model Dong Lei has become an internet star across China for her scarily long legs.

That’s 1.14 metres, or 3ft 9in if you prefer.

Unsurprisingly, 20-year-old model Dong Lei’s incredibly long legs have made her an internet star in China.

The model from Anhui province, east China, is 5ft 11in tall. She used to be a nursery school teacher, and towered over her students.

Model Dong’s legs alone are taller than the average Chinese 7-year-old and, at 1.14 metres, aren’t far short of the height of the average Chinese woman, which is 1.57 metres (5 foot 2 inches).

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

She became famous across China after entering the TV programme Supermodel, where she earned herself the nickname ‘tui tui’, meaning long legs. See what they did there?

Model Dong Lei told People Daily: ‘I find it incredible that I have suddenly become an internet celebrity!’

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

Which is amazing. But just imagine trying to find tights that fit (*finds gusset half way down leg*).