A Swedish model is quickly making headlines and known as the model with really long legs thanks to an amazing luck of the draw in the gene pool when it comes to her beautifully tall feature. La Östergren has gone viral with her Instagram account (@iostergren), gaining a whopping 200,000+ followers. La Östergren posts many photos of herself in an attempt to help inspire positive body image as well as inspire others to go on a fitness journey of their own.
Mother of two children and wife to renowned bodybuilder Torbjorn Östergren, La Östergren herself proclaims that every person should love their own body, after dealing with harsh bullying in her youth because of her lengthy legs. Östergren says on her Instagram that, “How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.” Her legs measure at around 40 inches in length, which is above average for most women. Their unique quality allows her to model and pose for beautiful images that really capture what makes La Östergren unique. One of the other personal mantras that she can be quoted with on several of her Instagram photos is to, “be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” and to “stop competing with others, start competing with yourself.”
La Östergren is an inspiration for people everywhere. One of the biggest comments she made about how viral her photos were going, was that “I received ~700 comments telling me that I look like an alien and that my legs are photoshopped.” La Östergren went on to explain that, “We all come in different shapes, sizes and proportions; my body has been, and still is, a problem for some people. It’s our psychology to be afraid of something unusual, but remember to keep opinions that might discourage, discredit or insult someone to yourself. I love my body.” She truly is an inspiration for people struggling with body image everywhere. La Östergren wants us all to embrace what makes us unique. The following images really capture what makes her a positive and beautiful human spirit for us all to enjoy.
This pink pineapple winter one-piece is just absolutely adorable. La Östergren kills it with this pose, showing off her unique body with the level of sass we all needed.
Here, La Östergren poses to show us just how long her legs can get while she jumps. She claims on her Instagram account that many people think she’s “a giant” due to her proximity to roofs. These comments no longer bother her.
La Östergren poses with some Christmas lights as she tours many cities around the world. She’s especially appreciated in Russia, and even has been known to use the Russian language in her Instagram posts: a shout-out to her fans.
In this cute ensemble, La Östergren smiles for a mirror selfie in an adorable sweater that says “Happy Wifey.” She is absolutely killing it!
Here, La Östergren poses in a simple grey dress that highlights her physique which she works incredibly hard at to maintain. She is at the gym almost every day, and has been quoted on her Instagram with eating 2.5kg of meat each week to maintain a healthy protein diet!
La Östergren poses here in the autumn months, admiring the changing colors and falling leaves! Her legs are almost as slender as the iron fence behind her!
Another shot where La Östergren absolutely kills it is with this winter sunset in Sweden. Her Instagram account (@iostergren) gains more and more followers with each passing week.
La Östergren poses in a denim ensemble with leather boots with heels to accentuate her legs length. A far place from worrying about bullying in her youth, La Östergren now embraces her body and hopes to inspire others by accepting what makes them unique!