'Embrace' differences: Teen secures record for world's longest female legs

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A US teenager who has the world record for the longest female legs is encouraging people with unique physical attributes to "embrace" them.

Maci Currin from Texas has a right leg that is 134.3cm long and a left leg that is 135.3cm long.

She stands at 6ft 10in and it wasn't until she was offered a custom-made pair of leggings two years ago that she realised she could have record-breaking legs.

The 17-year-old said her message to people with unusual physical attributes is "don't hide it - embrace it" and she hopes her record title will inspire other tall women.

While she finds it difficult to get through some doorways, into cars, or into some clothes, her long legs have advantages when she is playing on her school's volleyball team.

According to Guinness World Records, Maci wants to attend university in the UK.

Maci took the world record from Russia's Ekaterina Lisina.

But, despite her long legs, she is a long way from being the tallest woman, a record held by Sun Fang from China, who stands at 7ft 3in.