A small portion of the world’s population has physical characteristics that most of us find interesting, strange, weird, fascinating, or downright scary.
Just because these people are different than the majority, however, no one should look down on them.
Quite literally, most of us cannot look down on the people listed here simply because they are real life giants.
They are so tall to the point where they may have to duck to pass through any regular-sized door.
We hear far too often people complain about their heights, wishing to be much taller or at least taller than most.
The list here can be a friendly reminder that what you really want is average height.
An inch or two above average is probably just fine, but if you are several feet taller or even more, life is going to be pretty cumbersome.
A simple thing like buying shoes can turn into a nightmare.
10 Ekaterina Lisina
Among all women in the world, Lisina has the longest legs. Of all professional models, she also is the tallest.
In Russia, she most likely has the biggest female feet.
Her left leg measures at 52.3 inches, while the right one is slightly shorter at “only” 52 inches.
Since her overall height is 6’9”, Lisina now holds not one but two spots in the Guinness World Records as the woman with the longest legs and the tallest professional model.
For Lisina, height is not a hindrance, but an asset in her career.
9 Amazon Eve
Born William Ervin and assigned male, the American model underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2004.
Now she is known as Erika Ervin or more popularly Amazon Eve. At the age of 14, Ervin was 5’11” and continued to grow 9 inches taller over the next 4 years.
Now in her 40s, she stands at nearly 6’9” tall. During Ervin’s early years in acting industry, she was discouraged by the fact that the only roles available for her were monsters or aliens.
However, she appears to deal with that just fine in recent times. She has appeared numerous times on American Horror Story: Freak Show.
8 Uljana Semjonova
Standing at 7 feet tall, Semjonova was undoubtedly the leading woman’s basketball player back in her heyday throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
She towered above every single woman in the field, making her almost unstoppable.
She played for the Soviet National Team for more than 20 years, and collected at least 45 medals in her professional career.
She also was two-time Olympic gold medalist. During her 18 long years playing as professional, she never lost a single game in international competition. Semjonova is now 68 years old.
7 Elisany Da Silva
At 6’9” tall, Elisany Da Silva is a strong contender for the tallest woman in the world title.
Born September 27, 1995, the young woman suffered from a tumor on her pituitary gland, which in her case caused the gigantism.
Doctors have since removed the tumor and actually reduced her height by an inch in the process.
She used to live in a small house with her entire family including mother, sisters, and step-father.
She once said that being inside home was hard enough as her head hit the ceiling quite often.