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WORLD’S WOMAN WITH LONGEST NAILS, CUTS THEM AFTER NEARLY 3 DECADES

Ayanna Williams of Houston, USA- the woman with the world’s longest nails has finally had them cut after nearly three decades. She got her nails cut because, according to her, she got tired of them. 

Ms Williams broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails in 2017, when she was declared female with the record for longest nails on both hands. At the time, her fingernails measured nearly 19 feet long, and it took Ms Williams more than two bottles of nail polish and over two hours to complete a manicure. 

Ms Williams said she would miss her nails as they had become part of her everyday life and she was not leaving the dermatologist’s office with them.

Dr. Allison Readinger of Trinity Vista Dermatology in Forth Worth, Texas (USA), used an electric rotary tool to cut the record holder’s lengthy nails after measuring them a final time. At that time,it turned out that the Houston resident had managed to break her own record by letting her nails grow after her initial confirmation four years ago. At the time of being cut, they measured a whopping 24 feet and 0.7 inches. 

According to Guinness World Records, this is the first time that a record-holder has cut their nails since the early ’90s. For Ayanna Williams, it was an emotional goodbye. 

“I’ve been growing my nails for a few decades now,” she said. “I’m so, so ready for a new life. I know I’m going to miss them, but it’s just about that time – it’s time for them to go.”

Ms Williams with her new length after her nails were cut

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe

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