NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) — A Las Vegas woman who has been growing her fingernails out for 18 years was certified as a Guinness World Record holder in New York.
Chris “The Dutchess” Walton, 45, who has nearly 20 feet of fingernails on each hand, said during her visit to New York she started growing her nails out 18 years ago and never got around to cutting them, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.
“I’m pretty sure one day I will cut them, but I can’t see it in my head because I’m so used to having them,” Walton said. “It’s like a leg, I wouldn’t just chop it off so it’s gonna take some thinking.”
Guinness said Walton will appear in the 2012 Book of World Records for having the world’s longest nails.
The previous record holder, Lee Redmond, lost her 28 feet of nails in a 2009 car crash, Guinness said.