Meet the eye-catching model with the 'longest legs in America' 0 comments 10:24, 7 September 2015 Updated 11:03, 7 September 2015 By Jack Williams Lauren Williams, whose legs measure in at a whopping 49 inches from hip to heel, said: "I never realised that it would turn out to be such a big deal" This is the stunning model whose endlessly long legs have earned her a legion of fans. Lauren Williams, from Houston, Texas, has the longest-known legs in the US, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. That means her legs are even longer that those of New York model Brooke Banner, who in 2013 claimed to have the longest limbs. Caters Fans: Miss Williams has built a social media fanbase thanks to her legs Read more: Meet the 'human Barbie' whose genetic condition means she's like a real life toy But Lauren, 26, who stands 6'4", has a leg up on Brooke - boasting an extra two inches on her never-ending limbs. She said: "It's interesting to me that this is a title I now hold. Have your say in our new comments section below Caters Stunning: The model's legs measure up to 49 inches "I never realised that it would turn out to be such a big deal, but I'm really excited." Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her mum, dad and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller. She has UK size 10 feet and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. Caters Standing tall: The leggy model stands next to a pal When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear. Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. Read more: Cosplay unmasked: Welcome to the amazing world of superheroes, video game villains and unicorns She added: "As a competitive athlete this is an industry that I'm very comfortable with the work I do. "I have a lot of background knowledge in the field, which has helped a lot." Caters Lauren Williams: The model said she was surprised that her legs have earned her so many fans Lauren doesn't just model however. She also works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. But when going about her day-to-day business her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets a lot of attention. She said: "Pretty regularly I have people comment on how tall I am or how longs my legs are. "I don't recall a time when I realised I had such long legs, it was just always something about me. "Most of my friends and family members are very excited about my title - they are always commenting on how lucky I am."