BY EMILY ZAUZMER @emilyzauzmer 06/18/2015 AT 09:20 AM EDT
Even the simplest task can be a tall order when you tower over your peers.
In an exclusive preview of TLC's new five-part reality series My Giant Life, Lindsay, who stands 6'9", explains the social and physical discomfort of flying in an airplane for someone whose wingspan gives the airplane wings a run for their money.
"The airplane is very frustrating for me," Lindsay says. "I shouldn't have to feel self-conscious about walking onto an airplane, but I do because I know ... that everybody on that plane is like, 'I hope I don't have to sit next to her.' "
Once she is seated, Lindsay still can't catch a break. She comments, "I get crammed on a plane, and, even if I'm in an aisle seat, my knees are, like, up to my chest." The clip shows that Lindsay is too tall to even use the table attached to the seat in front of her.
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My Giant Life takes a peek into the lives of four women who all measure 6'6" and higher as they attempt to stand tall in a much shorter world.
Actress and former wrestler Lindsay (6'9") nabbed the Guinness World Record for Tallest Actress in a Leading Role and now wants to find the father who abandoned her at age 11. Colleen (6'6"), a former professional volleyball player, juggles her move to San Diego and her desire to find a boyfriend. Fellow professional volleyball star Haleigh (6'7") finds herself caught between her boyfriend Brian's hope to start a family and her father's disapproval. And 17-year-old Nancy rounds out the cast as a high school student and basketball hot shot.
My Giant Life premieres July 14 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.