WORLD RECORD: Woman's Fingernails Are Ten Feet Long

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 an event in New York City. The Las Vegas woman helped kick off the 2012 edition of the Guinness World Records book, which goes on sale later this month.

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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.

"I hate all the cleaning, but I do it. And the makeup, I only wear so much," said Walton, who has also been working on a singing career while raising a family.

The previous record holder for longest nails was Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City, according to the Guinness World Records website. Redmond's nails measured a total 28 feet in 2008 but she lost her nails in a car crash the following year, the site said.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 at 07:05 PM
    OK Ok, you made it in the record book....now cut those nasty things off and get a J O B
  • by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    STUPID!
  • by Gary Location: Winterville on Sep 19, 2011 at 12:25 PM
    So stupid.
  • by Medusa on Sep 18, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    Don't look at her hands...you will turn to stone!!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 07:30 PM
    So Sexy!
  • by Worker on Sep 18, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    Sometimes people will do anything not to get a job. Gross
  • by Lynn Location: Pitt on Sep 18, 2011 at 02:24 PM
    Nasty, Nasty,Nasty!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM
    Who gave you people the right to judge this woman??? Y'all don't know her and don't know how much money she brings into her household.
    • reply
      by WOW on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:22 PM in reply to Anonymous
      Didn't have any luck with the replies did you? Apparently your opinion wasn't too popular.
  • by Anonymous Location: ENC on Sep 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    Anyone up for a burger?
  • by Dawg on Sep 18, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    WITN's gross factor of the week story.
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