6-foot-5 Student Fights Back Against Bullies Who Called Her 'Giraffe' – By Using Her Extra-Long Legs to Launch a Modeling Career
Holly Burt stands at 6-feet-5-inches tall and boasts a leg length of 49.5 inches. Could she have the longest legs in America?
When Holly Burt was in middle school, she was bullied by classmates who called her “daddy long legs,” “tree” and “giraffe.”
At 6-foot-5, Holly is now towering over all the body shamers who taunted her for her height. She’s moved from Florida to New York City, where her 49-½-inch legs are breaking records – and helping her launch a modeling career.
“I’ve been tall all my life and sometimes I was picked on,” Burt, 20 told Barcroft TV. “So now it’s like I’m being recognized for something good.”
“I was called daddy long legs, tree or giraffe,” she said. “Kind of, like, the ordinary tall things.”
Things changed two years ago when she moved to New York, though. Burt says her legs have made her the center of attention. She added that she has met a lot of men “who have a fetish for long legs.”
“My legs are definitely an asset now, being older I feel like people appreciate them more,” she added.
Holly says she’s got the longest legs in America – a ½ inch longer than the current record holder, Texas model Lauren Williams.
“I would so be down with doing a little show down with Lauren Williams,” Burt said. “She seems like a nice girl and I’m interested in meeting someone with long legs just like me.”
Life has changed for the statuesque design student, but she still faces challenges as a result of her height. “I do have a lot of shopping issues when it comes to finding things that fit me,” she admits.
Shopping struggles are just par for the course though, and a small price to pay: “I love the attention I get.”
“I’m hoping my legs will generate good opportunities I’m very open to modeling again,” she said.