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Brooke Banker's 47-inch Legs Take Up Two-Thirds Of Her Body

02/03/2014 01:43 pm ET | Updated Feb 03, 2014

When people tell Brooke Banker she's all legs, they're not exaggerating by much.

The 5-foot, 11-inch model's legs measure 47 inches from heel to hip bone -- literally two thirds of her body.

“When I was in high school, I would have preferred to be 4-11 rather than 5-11. But my height has helped me to play volleyball at a high level and to make a career out of modeling,” she told the New York Post.

Banker has studied to be an air traffic controller and majored in public relations at Penn State, where she played for a national championship volleyball team.

However, her fame kicked into high gear last year when she started modeling with the Monarch Agency a year ago.

As long as Banker's legs are, they aren't the longest in the world. That honor goes to Svetlana Pankratova of Falls Church, Va., whose pins have been measured at 51.9 inches by Guinness World Records.

It should be noted that Pankratova is 6-foot 8, nine inches taller than Banker.

Still, Banker's proportionately longer gams attract a lot of attention, positive and negative.

“Most days someone will tell me I'm tall and have long legs -- as if I didn't know," she said, according to HuffPost UK. “But I don’t have a problem with being tall. I try to use it for my benefit and be grateful for what I have. “I get a lot of support from women who tell me they would love to have my height and legs."

She gets a lot of interest from men, some of it not appreciated.

"I don’t want to sound creepy, but I get approached by a lot of really short guys or guys with fetishes," she said, the Daily Mail reported.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Brooke Banker as Brooke Banner in the opening sentence.

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