Woman Nails Guinness

The Duchess’ nails make the Guinness World Record

Chris “The Duchess” Walton’s nails are 19 feet, 9 inches combined.

A baby takes 18 years to become an adult. The combined length of Chris “The Duchess” Walton’s nails grew much faster in the same time. The 45-year-old singer from Las Vegas is now part of the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records for her fingernails that measure 10 feet 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches on her right.

Christina Walton displays her record breaking nails

She told press, The hardest thing for me to do is dig in my pockets. Everything else I can do myself—driving, shopping, cleaning the house … although when I vacuum, the cord gets tangled in my fingers.

I never set out to make it into Guinness. It just happened. One day I stopped cutting my nails. I liked the way they looked. And they just kept growing.

The day before the 2012 Guinness World Records, was released The Duchess visited The Huffington Post to talk about her life and inclusion in this year’s edition—celebrating unique beauty. Winners include new pictures of the world’s longest tongue, largest afro, and a “holy man” with 453 piercings.

As she was being photographed in front of the New York Public Library, the Duchess said, It’s kind of like a body part that I was born with, now I don’t know what I would do without them

So, what can do with her nails? She drives, shops, texts (with her knuckles), dresses herself, and does household chores, but told the Huffington Post, The hardest thing for me to do is dig in my pockets. Everything else I can do myself — driving, shopping, cleaning the house … although when I vacuum, the cord gets tangled in my fingers.

She created a way to alter clothing to accommodate her nails. I align my wardrobe to myself…If I like a jacket, I’ll take the seam out of the arm and replace it with a zipper so I can get my nails in the sleeve

Christine Walton displays her famous nails

When the Duchess is in a crowd, she enlists the help of a friend or family member to walk in front of her so she doesn’t get bumped.

Walton said she has no special diet to grow her nails—she is a vegetarian and does not drink milk or take vitamins to promote nail growth: However, the Duchess stated I eat a lot of candy, and I have a lot of patience.

When asked how she manicures her nails, The Duchess said she polishes them one a month. The Huffington Post asked how many bottles of nail polish she needs, to which she replied, “A man wouldn’t ask that question. It depends on the brand, and how it goes on .

She does not plan on clipping her nails any time soon. I’m pretty sure one day I will cut them, but I can’t see it in my head because I’m so used to having them. It’s like a leg, I wouldn’t just chop it off so it’s gonna take some thinking.

The Duchess, a young, active, hard-rocking’ grandma is about to release her forthcoming single, “Phoenix,” off of her new album Live And Let Live scheduled for release in late September.

Guinness marketing manager, Stuart Claxton, said The nail on the middle finger of her left hand is as long as two Nathan’s hot dogs [22 inches]. The average skateboard is about the same size as the thumbnail on her right hand [35 inches].

Lee Redmond, the previous World’s Longest Fingernails record holder, broke hers in an auto accident. Her nails were 34-35 inches long: collectively nearly 10 feet longer than her successor. Redmond grew her nails for 30 years to grow.


Mad Mike’s America thanks the Huffington Post, AP, and International Business News

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5 Responses to Woman Nails Guinness

  1. Jess Reply

    September 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Ewww, just ewww. How does she bathe properly would have been a question I would totally have asked.

  2. Dorothy Anderson Reply

    September 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Those nails are definitely ewww-some… I’m trying to figure out she got the ring on her finger…

    • Jess Reply

      September 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      Looks like it’s on her ring finger, so maybe she has had it for a while. Which brings up a whole nuther question to the forefront, but I shall refrain from asking it. Only because I don’t want to cause the couch fainters grief, with my nasty self. What can I say, I’m in a giving mood today 🙂

  3. John Myste Reply

    September 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Guinness is so stupid. You can’t grow nails like that. Those are Lee Press ons!

  4. dp1053 Reply

    September 16, 2011 at 8:30 am

    People will do anything for their 15 minutes in the spotlight. Those just look gross. How on earth does she take care of bathroom issues? EEEWWWWW!

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