Texas lady with the longest nails on this planet cuts them after virtually 30 years – on show at Ripley’s Museum
Phew! We don’t know how Ayanna Williams held onto her long (combined) 24-foot claws for almost 30 years, but she did. Last weekend, however, the record-breaking duo finally split, according to Ripley’s official website.
Ripley believe it or not! and the Guinness World Records teamed up to buy the claws for an undisclosed amount. Ayanna’s “babies” as she calls them are on display at Orlando’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum.
“I will always be the queen that I am with or without my nails because my nails don’t do me, I do my nails,” Ayanna said on a Guinness video.
She made the difficult decision because she “wanted to pick up the pace” and “move on to the next chapter of her life,” Ripley said. Ripley accompanied Ayanna to Trinity Vista Dermatology in Fort Worth, Texas over the weekend. Dr. Readinger took the lead in cutting off the impressive nails. Guinness World Records posted an eight-minute video of the event on their YouTube page on Tuesday.
In the video, Ayanna expresses that she has “mixed feelings” when she says goodbye to her nails.
Ayanna, who hails from Houston, Texas, broke the Guinness World Record for the longest fingernails in the world in 2017. At the time, they were 19 feet long and reportedly took 20 hours and more than two bottles of nail polish to get a manicure.
“I get so many different types of reactions when I grow my nails,” Ayanna said on the Guinness video. “It’s incredible. The majority is good. People are excited, they don’t know what to think. They don’t even know what to say because it’s something you don’t see in the norm,” she continued went away with a giggle.
The shutdown procedure was painless and seamless. After that, Ayanna resumed activities that she hadn’t done in years – like writing easily, jumping in the car, and opening doors, according to Ripley.
Roommate, you may remember Ayanna from a 2012 episode of TLC’s “My Strange Addiction,” where she talked about her toenail addiction.
If you’re curious enough, you can get a personal look at the immortal claws starting this Friday.