Double take! Elle Macpherson says she chose Kirstin Liljegren to front her lingerie brand for her 'long legs' and 'broad shoulders'... as the Danish model is dubbed her 'body double'

The model she chose to use in her latest lingerie collection has been dubbed her 'body double' by fans.

Despite both having endless legs, beach styled waves and slender physiques, supermodel Elle Macpherson says she chose Danish stunner Kirstin Liljegren to front her Body range because of her 'cool' girl persona.

'I just got a feeling when I saw her,' Elle told the Daily Telegraph on Saturday.

Double take! Elle Macpherson's Body campaign model, Kirstin Liljegren, has been dubbed her 'body double'
Vintage snap: Elle Macpherson shows off her famous physique in a bikini snap taken years earlier

Double take! Elle Macpherson's Body campaign model, Kirstin Liljegren, has been dubbed her 'body double'

'I thought what I loved about her was she was long-legged, and she was broad-shouldered and that's a design aesthetic that I liked.'

But the 52-year-old mother-of-two, who goes by the nickname 'The Body', didn't initially notice the physical attributes she and Kristin share until campaign photos were printed.

'When I saw her, she didn't look like me, I didn't even think 'gosh, she reminds me of me', but then, when we put on her lingerie, and I saw the images that came back, I was like 'oh my gosh, I must have looked like that when I was 18'' she said.

'Cool girl': The mother-of-two said she also liked the professional poser's cool girl persona

'Cool girl': The mother-of-two said she also liked the professional poser's cool girl persona

Top pick: Elle said she chose the European stunner for 'long legs' and her 'broad shoulders'

Top pick: Elle said she chose the European stunner for 'long legs' and her 'broad shoulders'

Not on purpose: The 52-year-old, who goes by the nickname 'The Body', didn't initially notice the physical attribute she and Kristin share until campaign photos were printed

Not on purpose: The 52-year-old, who goes by the nickname 'The Body', didn't initially notice the physical attribute she and Kristin share until campaign photos were printed

Elle added that it wasn't her intention to cast a model with similar physical attributes to her own.

Meanwhile, the catwalk stunner has made a return to the lingerie market after leaving apparel Bendon in a shock exit in 2014.

Elle launched her Intimates lingerie collection in 1990 at the tender age of 26, but was later dumped by the New Zealand brand for German-born supermodel Heidi Klum.

But her sudden departure didn't hurt the professional poser's ever-evolving fashion and beauty empire.

She's back: The catwalk stunner has made a return to the lingerie market after leaving apparel Bendon in a shock exit in 2014

She's back: The catwalk stunner has made a return to the lingerie market after leaving apparel Bendon in a shock exit in 2014

Departure: Elle launched her Intimates lingerie collection in 1990 at the tender age of 26 but was later dumped by the New Zealand brand for German-born supermodel Heidi Klum

Departure: Elle launched her Intimates lingerie collection in 1990 at the tender age of 26 but was later dumped by the New Zealand brand for German-born supermodel Heidi Klum

Growing business: Her Super Elixir, which is a health supplement sold on the health company's site, is making waves in the health market 

Growing business: Her Super Elixir, which is a health supplement sold on the health company's site, is making waves in the health market 

Most recently, she launched her own health company, WelleCo.

Her Super Elixir, which is a health supplement sold on the health company's site, has successfully done the rounds across media outlets, health blogs and social media sites.

The famous model also credits the elixir diet for her sculptured body, as well as keeping up with an active lifestyle - which includes a combination of hiking, skiing, running and biking.

Trim and tone: The famous model also credits her sculptured body to the elixir diet

Trim and tone: The famous model also credits her sculptured body to the elixir diet

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