Woman with world’s longest nails cuts them off after 28 years

Ayanna Williams has cut her famous fingernails off.

The gran, from the US, held the Guinness World Record for woman with the world’s longest fingernails before she got the clippers out.

After growing them for 28 years, she enlisted the help of Dr. Allison Readinger of Trinity Vista Dermatology in Forth Worth, Texas.

The expert used an electric rotary tool after measuring them a final time.

It seems Houston-local Ayanna broke her own record for the longest fingernails on a pair of female hand, with a new length of 733.55 cm (24 ft 0.7 in), since letting them grow from their initial confirmation in 2017.

However, they may be back soon, as she's admitted she wants to grow them again.

Ayanna last had her fingernails cut in the early '90s.

She has admitted it was an "emotion and bitter-sweet goodbye".

Even as a child, Ayannas said she loved nails and nail art and has fond memories of asking her mother to check how long her nails were and if she could paint them certain colours.

She was first officially recognised for her lengthy talons in 2017 and was one of the record-breaking stars to feature in Guinness World Records 2018.

At the time, her nails measured 576.4 cm (18 ft 10.9 in) and she needed more than two bottles of nail polish and 20 hours to do her manicure.

Ayanna also faced day-to-day difficulties because of her long nails,

She was unable to do some activities, such as washing the dishes and putting sheets on the bed.

And before getting her nails chopped off, the record winner received lots of different reactions from people who would see her nails in public.

However, she said most of these were positive and supportive – especially from kids.

According to guinnessworldrecords.com, she said: "I have this thing that I do with children when they come up to me and they say 'Are those your nails?!' and I say 'Yeah' and then I ask and I say 'How old are you?' and they say 'I’m ten or I’m seven', and I say 'Guess how old my nails are? They’re like 28 – 29 years! They’re older than you!'"

Ayanna says she is looking forward to the future and the legacy that her world record will bring for generations to come, especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her fingernails will now be preserved and on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida, which is very exciting for the gran.

She added: "With or without my nails, I will still be the queen. My nails don’t make me, I make my nails!"

While Ayanna is the female record holder, Lee Redmond holds the record for longest fingernails on a person.

The American man started to grow them in 1979 and manicured them to reach a total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in).

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