20-year-old claims she has the longest legs in the US

A woman who was once bullied for her height may have a chance to enter the record books with what she believes are the longest legs in the United States.

20-year-old Holly Burt claims her legs measure at 49.5 inches.

The current record holder is model Lauren Williams, whose legs measure at 49 inches.

Burt is 6'5" and says she was picked on at school for being so tall, but since she moved to New York City two years ago, men have responded well to her figure.

"Back in middle school I was called daddy long legs, tree or giraffe - but the dating scene has gotten better since I moved to New York," Burt said.

"I definitely have seen guys come up to me who have a fetish for long legs.

"When people see me in heels their jaws hit the floor.

"I have a rule that I won't date anyone under 6ft 3in and fortunately New York is full of tall, hot men.

"If I see someone in a bar who is taller than me I will go straight over and try to chat him up.

"My legs are definitely an asset now, being older I feel like people appreciate them more."

And it's no surprise really that Burt's so tall - it runs in the family.

She said, "I first realized I was really tall when I was in 2nd grade and I was taller than my teacher.

"My mum is 6ft 1in, my dad is 6ft 3in, and my sister is 6ft. I happen to be the youngest and the tallest in my family.

"My grandpa who just passed was 6ft 8in, my uncle is 6ft 7in, so it's a really, really tall family."

Currently, Holly wants to focus on school, but hopes that her legs will work to her advantage in the future.

"I love the attention that I get. I've been tall all my life and sometimes I was picked on so now it's like I'm being recognized for something good," she said.

"I'm hoping my legs will generate good opportunities - I'm very open to modelling again.

"I would so be down with doing a little show down with Lauren Williams. She seems like a nice girl and I'm interested in meeting someone with long legs just like me."