(TBEN/TBEN) – The Texan woman who has had the longest nails in the world grown by a woman can finally fearlessly open a door after cutting them.
Ayanna Williams of Houston broke the Guinness World Record for the longest nails in the world in 2017, when they were almost 19 feet long. It took her over two bottles of nail polish and 20 hours to do her manicure.
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Before having them cut over the weekend, she got one last measurement: 24ft, 0.7in. This manicure required three to four bottles of nail polish in a few days.
“With my movements, I have to be very, very careful. So usually in my mind I’m already preparing for the next step I need to take to make sure I don’t hurt my nails – or break them. Glad to cut my nails because I can’t wait to do it again. Williams said, according to Guinness.
Williams completed the task at Trinity Vista Dermatology in Fort Worth, where a power rotary tool was used for her first nail cut since the early 1990s.
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“With or without my fingernails, I’ll always be the queen,” Williams said, according to Guinness. “My nails don’t do me, I do my nails!”
Williams said she plans to grow her fingernails only about six inches, according to Ripley’s Believe It or Not !, which will display her clipped fingernails at her museum in Orlando, Fla.
Until now, Williams has been unable to do certain activities, such as washing dishes and putting sheets on a bed. She said her new goal was to encourage the next nail enthusiast to fight for a Guinness World Records title.
The record for the longest nails ever made on a pair of female hands still belongs to Lee Redmond, who started growing them in 1979. They reached a length of 28 feet, but Redmond lost them in a car accident. in 2009, according to Guinness World Records.
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