A 6ft 9in tall Russian woman who holds the title for being the ‘tallest model in the world’ has opened up about her dating ordeals.
Ekaterina Lisina once snapped up the Guinness World Record for having the “world’s longest legs”, measuring in at 4ft 3in.
And, the Russian athlete-turned-model has even enjoyed a successful professional basketball career, winning bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games before retiring from the sport.
But, speaking to former porn star Alexis Texas on her Private Talks podcast, the model opened up about her romantic life and admitted that her height often causes conflict when she’s trying to find a partner.
Ekaterina’s father is 6ft 6in, while her mother is 6ft 2in.
“I was afraid because I know how kids and people generally react to height, and it’s not good,” she remembered.
And, as she grew older, Ekaterina’s height also began to play an unhelpful role in her romantic life.
“You know those problems when you like a boy but he’s much shorter, or you like a tall boy but he doesn’t want to be with you because you are too tall for him,” she explained.
But, given the fact that the average man is reported to stand at 5ft 9ins – a foot shorter than the model – Ekaterina accepted that she’d had to make some compromises when determining her dating boundaries.
“Probably 5ft 7in,” she revealed. “That’s the limit.”
Asked by Alexis whether she’d ever been with anyone shorter than that, Ekaterina responded: “No, I think it’s already really low for me.
“The difference is over one foot; a lot of girls can’t even handle a couple of centimetres’ difference and this is one foot.”
The model added: “Height shouldn’t matter in the relationship, it shouldn’t be the most important thing.”
Despite setting this boundary, Ekaterina admitted that she’d predominantly been dating men of a similar height while describing some of her requirements for a partner.
“He should definitely care about me… Giving his attention, support financially if he can,” she said.
“But I think the most important thing is chemistry, and a spiritual connection… If there is no spiritual connection and even if you like how the person looks it is not going to work anyway.”
When she initially moved to LA from her home country, Ekaterina admitted that she struggled to adapt to the new type of man she encountered, and disliked dating apps.
“I’m not a party person, I’m not a person who likes to go out,” she confessed. “I can’t say I met many people so I had to use a dating app because I don’t like to go out.”