NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Chris Walton has been working on her fingernails for 18 years. And it’s finally paying off.
Guinness World Records named Walton the woman with the longest fingernails on Wednesday, introducing “The Dutchess” and her nails at a New York City event. The Las Vegas woman helped kick off the 2012 edition of the Guinness World Records book, which goes on sale later this month.
Walton’s nails measure 10-feet-2-inches on her left hand and 9-feet-7-inches on her right hand. She said she does her own nails and makeup and does household chores even though her nails twist and turn.
The company website said the previous recordholder was Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City. Redmond’s nails measured a total 28 feet but she lost her nails in a car crash in 2009.
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