LIFESTYLE
07/09/2015 08:51 BST | Updated 08/09/2015 05:59 BST

Model With 'The Longest Legs In The West' Opens Up About Everyday Struggles: 'Finding Clothes Is Extremely Hard'

A model is making huge strides in her career with the longest legs in West America, measuring 49 inches.

Lauren Williams, 25, has been beating her competition since launching her modelling career four years ago. She also has a benefit when playing volleyball and her long legs have helped her to become a college champion.

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

Williams, from Texas, USA, said: "The long, lean look is in style right now and people will contact me because that’s what they want - I’m all legs."

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Williams continued: "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.

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

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

Standing at 6ft four inches, Williams wears jeans with a 39-inch inseam, which is nearly impossible for her to find.

She said: "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.

"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.

"Recently a Karlie Kloss denim collection had a line of jeans that ran super long and I pretty much bought them in every colour.

"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."

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

Williams said: "I am super grateful because my career in fashion is really taking off.

"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."

Her friend Kate Lipnick, 26, said: "Lauren having the longest legs in America is pretty awesome. When she told me I was not really surprised though - she does have very long legs.

"I am envious of her longs legs. I wish my legs were longer - I’m only 5ft."

The current Guinness World Records holder for the world’s longest legs is Svetlana Pankratova, who stands 6 feet 5 inches with 51.9 inch legs.

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