Friday, July 2, 2021

Woman with world’s longest nails cuts them off after nearly 30 years

 It was time for a major manicure for a Texas woman, who finally parted ways with her record-shattering 24-foot-long fingernails — which remained unclipped since the George H.W. Bush administration.


Ayanna Williams, of Houston, got her epic back scratchers sawn off with an electric rotary tool at the hands of Dr. Allison Readinger of Trinity Vista Dermatology in Forth Worth, .

When she broke the Guinness World Record as the woman with the longest talons in 2018, her nails measured 18 feet, 10.9 inches – and she needed more than two bottles of polish and 20 hours to decorate them.

When she finally decided to have her prized possessions sliced off, the first time she cut them since the early 1990s, they measured an astounding 24 feet, 0.7 inches.

Along with the record-holding glory came many challenges for Williams, who struggled with common day-to-day tasks — such as doing the dishes and putting sheets on her bed — due to their prodigious length.

She said that she’s received lots of different reactions over the years from people who saw her claws, most of which were positive and supportive.  

She said she’s very excited that her newly cut nails will be displayed at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida.

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