With her head in the clouds

We have yet another contender for Longest Legs. This is Holly Burt, of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg district, six foot five, 49.5 inches from hip to hoof, a tall drink of water by any standards not involving basketball:

She’s the tallest in her family, though not by much: her dad is 6’1″, her mom is 6’0″, and she has a 6’0″ sister. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she won’t date anyone under 6’3″.

Holly Burt seated

Holly Burt standing

And maybe let’s cancel that “basketball” remark. Point guard Shannon Bobbitt, who played four years in the WNBA and was last seen playing in Europe, is all of five foot two.



  1. LeeAnn »

    25 October 2015 · 5:57 am

    You know, as a damn-near-hobbit-sized person, I am incredibly envious of this lady. She can actually use those top shelves in her cupboards. She can reach all the way back, hell, she can actually reach, the upper level on the soda aisle where they hide the good yet on sale drinks.
    Then I remember it’s way easier to cut off too-long jeans than it is to find exceedingly long-legged ones, and I rest my sphincter.

  2. CGHill »

    25 October 2015 · 11:27 am

    Back where I worked in the early 80s, we had a 6’2″ woman who was often called upon to reach stuff, mainly because the male staff (about 35 percent) seemed to have dwarf ancestry. She was big and burly and fearsome, and I think she eventually married well.

  3. ETat »

    25 October 2015 · 12:16 pm

    “…she eventually married well.”

    to a dwarf in need of protection?

  4. CGHill »

    25 October 2015 · 12:35 pm

    Doesn’t sound like “well” to me.

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