A Minneapolis woman has set a world record.
According to Guinness World Records, Diana Armstrong has been awarded the titles for “longest nails on a pair of hands (female)” and “longest nails on a pair of hands (female)”.
Guinness measured Diana’s fingernails and found them to be a combined length of 42 feet 10.4 inches, beating the previous record by more than 18 feet.
The title was officially verified by Minnesota-based Guinness World Records holder Mike Marcotte on March 13.
According to a statement, it can take up to 20 bottles of nail polish to paint Diana’s nails.
“I’ve always had long nails, but not to this extent. Even when I was little, I always had the longest nails,” Diana said. “My mom’s nails always grew, so I always had nails like my mom’s.”
Diana also bonded with her daughters over manicures. Sadly, his daughter Latisha died at the age of 16 in 1997 due to an asthma attack. Having spent some time polishing Diana’s nails the day before, Diana couldn’t bear to cut them.
“[My kids] I never knew why I was growing them. I didn’t tell anyone. I kept it to myself until I finally said it [my kids] why he made them grow And they said: ‘Why didn’t you tell us?’ because everyone was embarrassed by what people said. It made them feel bad, so I felt bad, so I just told them, “You can tell me to cut my nails, but I can’t do it.”
Diana will appear alongside other world records when the 2023 edition of the Guinness World Records book, available on September 15.
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