Swedish model boasts astonishing 40-inch legs – but the mother-of-two, 34, says she was BULLIED at school over her gangly frame
Ia Ostergren stands at 5ft 10 inches and has a 40-inch inside leg measurement
The 34-year-old from Sweden has seen her legs attract 150K Instagram followers
The mother-of-two reveals that she was actually an ‘ugly duckling’ at school
Ia is wed to bodybuilding star Torbjorn Ostergren, who she met on social media
Mother-of-two Ia Ostergren’s pins measure in at a staggering 40 inches – but her finest assets were once viewed as a millstone around her neck, she says.
The sporty blonde with belief-defying proportions says she was mercilessly teased about her tall frame at school and ended up being depressed.
Heavenly pins! Mother-of-two Ia Ostergren, from Sweden, has earned a huge following across social media, with a particularly strong fan-base in Russia, thanks to her astonishing legs
Same height, different proportions: The 34-year-old is married to Swedish star bodybuilder Torbjorn Ostergren, who is also 5ft 10in… but has much shorter legs
The blue-eyed beauty, who has two young daughters with her husband, says she was bullied at school over her physique
Tall and slender as a teen, the model and bodybuilding fan says she was left depressed by hurtful comments made by her peers
A self-styled ugly ducking, Ostergren was mocked about her gangly physique as a teenager and it was only when she decided to take up sports in 2013 that she learned to love her remarkable body.
Her frame is particularly admired in Russia and Ostergren even uses Russian language in her posts to keep her fans there happy.
Married to Swedish bodybuilder Torbjorn Ostergren, Ia says that she works out regularly to keep her physique trim and consumes 2.2kg of meat a week to maintain her muscle.
The couple have two young daughters and social media to thank for their union; they first met after exchanging messages on Instagram.
Ia says her mantra in life is to enjoy herself, telling followers: ‘You have one life. How do you want to spend it? Apologizing for being yourself? Regretting? Hating? Be brave. Believe in yourself and put your best foot forward. You have this one life. Enjoy it.’
Sports proved a salvation for the social media star and dragged her up from low spirits when she became more active in 2013
Legs eleven! The model sports a pair of skinny high-waist jeans to accentuate her natural assets
The savvy model has even begun using Russian language hashtags in a bid to please her growing audience in the country. Right: Donning red lingerie while on a car park shoot
Ia says that she’s in the shape of her life at 34; the model wins dozens of likes with her often risque shots of her 40-inch legs
The bodybuilder eats up to 2.2kg of meat a week to maintain her athletic figure
The 34-year-old loves sharing her feel-good mottos on social media – and even met her husband on Instagram