Why Really Tall Cat Deeley Exaggerates Height With High Heels

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Before she became a well-known TV presenter, Catherine Elizabeth Deeley was a fashion model in her teenage years. She started her modeling career at the age of 14 after entering a regional edition of a BBC competition for The Clothes Show.

A student at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield, the young model reached the national finals and was spotted by an agent from British model agency Storm Management, who signed her as a model under the nickname, Cat.

Cat Deeley meets the famous German shepherd Oscar the Met Bar dog on May 26, 1998, in London, EnglandCat Deeley meets the famous German shepherd Oscar the Met Bar dog on May 26, 1998, in London, England

At 18, Cat became a full-time fashion model. She had her first television appearance in 1994 when she guested as a model on the ‘90s BBC talk show Kilroy.

Three years later, in 1997, Cat left full-time modeling to become a presenter on MTV UK. Although she left the modeling industry, she still makes sure to show off her statuesque figure and her enviable long legs every chance she gets.

Cat stands 5ft 9in (175cm), which is noticeably taller than the average height of a woman in the UK. With heels, she’s about 6ft tall or more.

5ft 9in (175cm) tall television presenter Cat Deeley on the pitch during the Soccer Six charity event5ft 9in (175cm) tall television presenter Cat Deeley on the pitch during the Soccer Six charity event held at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge, London, England on June 9, 2001

Before her interview with 6′ 4″ tall television host Conan O-Brien in 2009, Cat told LA Times: “You know what I can’t wait for? He’s so tall. I’m 5-foot-9. The minute I put heels on, I’m 6-foot. I’m surrounded by all these bird-like graceful dancers, then there’s me; I look like I should be their bodyguard.”

Although she seems quite uncomfortable with her tall height, Cat is still fond of wearing high heels. We’re not quite sure why but, perhaps like every woman, heels make her legs look amazing.

At Audi’s pre-Emmy celebration in Hollywood on September 19, 2019, Cat was seen flaunting her long legs in a glittery long-sleeved mini dress. She paired it with pointy black pumps that clearly boosted her height by a few more inches.

Cat Deeley highlights her tall frame in glittery mini dress and black pumps at Audi’s pre-Emmy celebration on September 19, 2019Cat Deeley highlights her tall frame in glittery mini dress and black pumps at Audi’s pre-Emmy celebration on September 19, 2019

In May last year, the media personality attended the Fox Upfront event wearing a thigh-grazing striped mini dress from Balmain. She put her long slim legs on display in the nautical number, which she paired with red Jimmy Choo ‘Stitch 100’ high-heeled boots.

Cat Deeley in Balmain dress and Jimmy Choo boots at the 2019 Fox Upfront in New York City on May 13, 2019Cat Deeley in Balmain dress and Jimmy Choo boots at the 2019 Fox Upfront in New York City on May 13, 2019

Cat broke the cleavage-or-legs rule in a sultry Alexandre Vauthier red velvet draped dress at the Fox Summer TCA 2018 All-Star party in August 2018.

She highlighted her legs in the sexy mini, which she teamed with height-boosting black pumps.

Cat Deeley shows off her cleavage and slim legs at the Fox Summer TCA 2018 All-Star partyCat Deeley shows off her cleavage and slim legs at the Fox Summer TCA 2018 All-Star party on August 3, 2018

At the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, Cat decided to keep her look simple and let her famous asset take center stage. She wore a plain white v-neck tee teamed with a thigh-skimming leather mini skirt that showcased her long toned legs.

Adding extra inches to her height, she completed her look with a bizarre pair of black lace-up boots.

Cat Deeley displays her toned legs in leather mini skirt at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards on August 14, 2017Cat Deeley displays her toned legs in leather mini skirt at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards on August 14, 2017

In June 2017, Cat Deeley was spotted parading her endless legs in a gray slip mini dress with a camel-colored jacket while leaving the AOL Build Speaker Series.

Highlighting her height and enviable asset, Cat paired the look with leg-lengthening Gianvito Rossi ankle-tie sandals in beige suede.

Cat Deeley parades her endless legs as she leaves the AOL Build Speaker Series on June 1, 2017Cat Deeley parades her endless legs as she leaves the AOL Build Speaker Series on June 1, 2017

In February 2014, Cat Deeley was one of the many famous faces seated in the front row of Matthew Williamson’s runway show during London Fashion Week.

Cat Deeley arrives at Matthew Williamson's show held during London Fashion WeekCat Deeley arrives at Matthew Williamson’s show held during London Fashion Week on February 16, 2014

The TV presenter stood out in a furry fuchsia coat dotted with gleaming gold buttons. Cat wore a sheer pink blouse and a pair of fitted leather pants underneath her jacket.

Cat Deeley leaves the venue with designer Matthew Williamson following his London Fashion Week runway showCat Deeley leaves the venue with designer Matthew Williamson following his London Fashion Week runway show

She styled her outfit with gold-toned accessories but kept her makeup minimal to show off her natural beauty. Cat later left the show with Matthew Williamson himself.

Cat Deeley's feet in Jimmy Choo sandalsCat Deeley’s feet in Jimmy Choo sandals

Cat completed her outfit with a pair of Jimmy Choo “Farley” sandals that you can buy at Farfetch.

Cat Deeley shows off her pedicure in a pair of black "Farley" sandalsCat Deeley shows off her pedicure in a pair of black “Farley” sandals

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Cat Deeley's feet in Jimmy Choo Farley peep-toe sandalsCat Deeley’s feet in Jimmy Choo Farley peep-toe sandals

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