A Texas teenager breaks two world records for longest legs

Maci Currin's legs make up 60 percent of her height.

(CNN) -- Maci Currin isn't all legs, but they do make up 60 percent of her total height.

The 17-year-old from Cedar Park, Texas, broke two Guinness World Records: one for having the longest legs for a female, and another for a teenager with the longest legs.

Her left leg is over 53 inches long, while her right leg is slightly shorter, at 52.874 inches, according to Guiness.

In a video posted on the group's YouTube channel, Currin's mother talks about realizing that her daughter was taller than her peers at an early age.

"I guess there's some kind of gene in there that gives her that tallness," her mother said in the video.

Currin is 6-foot-10. Her father was 6-foot-5, her brother is 6-foot-4 and her mother is 5-foot-7.

"Around sophomore year, I just stopped caring what people thought of me," Currin told Guinness. "And once I just stopped caring, I wasn't affected by anything."

Currin now uses her social media to inspire others to embrace their height. With 1.7 million followers on TikTok, and another 50,000 on Instagram, she regularly posts about confidence and body image. Her videos on TikTok reach millions of viewers per video.

"I hope that tall women can see that height is a gift," Currin told Guinness. "And that you shouldn't be ashamed that you're tall. You should really embrace it."

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(4) comments

Frederick Fukov

It's a little misleading when you say someone "broke a world record" for something she literally has ZERO control over. It's just the way she was born. It's not like someone else can go out and TRY to beat her "record."


She appears emaciated to me.

pb sir

Wow... this young lady has a wonderful philosophy about life... Through her social media outreach, she might teach a thing or 2 to other people her age, as well as young adults (or people of any age, really)...


Are they long enough to reach the ground?

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