Woman Honored In NYC For World’s Longest Fingernails

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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  • Mom

    WHY?? Just what has she accomplished other tan getting her name in a record book? There is no practical reason for doing this. She should get a real life. To me, it is really gross. There is a difference between well-manicured long nail [just over tip of fingers ] and thismess that she has. There is nothing ” normal” about this action.

  • bullett

    If there’s anything more “gross” then her finger nails, it’s the “jersey shore crew”.


    It is filthy and disgusting but not surprising at all that something like this would win accolades in the age of Obama.

    • Laurie

      “Something like this” has been “winning accolades” for DECADES. You teabaggers have some sort of psychological obsession with blaming EVERYTHING on Obama. Yes, it’s a stupid thing to be “honoring.” But blaming it on Obama makes you far more ridiculous and pathetic.


        Prove to me that it isn’t Obama’s fault. You demoncrats make me wanna puke!



  • Frank

    She must has have really good “Royal Wipers”

  • Ruth

    HA! @johnny. I’d love to know as well!

  • Johnny Handsome

    How does she wipe her butt?


      She doesn’t.

  • iggy

    and she is getting disability because she can’t work, right?

  • John L

    How this woman work and pay her bills??? Would loooove to hear this.

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