At 5'10", Michelle Obama is the latest to join the ranks of tall and famous women.
is sexy, powerful, and eye-catching.
wonder, then, that fashion designers call for the tallest and
most willowy models available to show off their latest lines.
(Aspiring to a modeling career? Find another line of work if you
don't stand at least 5"9".)
So it still amazes many tall women that larger sizes at local
shops are a tall order, even when the industry says that THEY
are the paragon of beauty.
Fact is, the
average of height of American women is 5'4". As a result,
that's the majority of women's size clothing manufacturers churn
out year after year.
adulthood, many tall women remember the wisecracks from schoolmates
or siblings about their height. Later, they could either opt for
a role as slouching wallflower (in flat shoes) or rise above it
all in 3-inch heels by learning to wisecrack back: "Oh, I'm
sorry...I didn't see you down there!"
pursuing a career on the catwalk, there is a growing list of famous
tall women who aren't afraid of getting noticed. They include
actresses, pop stars, and sport champions, along with the latest
to join their ranks - a woman who happens to have the ear of the
new President of the United States - Michelle Obama, who stands
a partial list of famous women who also stand out from the crowd:
Idol winner Jordin Sparks 6'0"
Knauss (Mrs. Donald Trump) 5'11"
Tilda Swinton 5'11"
Actress Gisele Bundchen 5'11"
Joan Allen 5'10"
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Chef host Padma Lakshmi 5'10"
not every tall woman was born to be a sports champ or Hollywood
star, or even the wife of a president, but you can take a page
from their playbook. Strut
your stuff and be proud that you're not "one size fits all"
not because of your physical stature but simply because
of who you are.