Woman With World's Longest Fingernails Demonstrates How She Does Her Chores

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Doing chores may not be easy when you have 20-inch long fingernails, but this Texas woman has somehow found a way.

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Ayanna Williams, of Houston, who holds the 2018 Guinness World Records for the world’s longest fingernails, is demonstrating how she does everyday activities around the home.

“It takes me longer to do anything that it would take a normal human being to do anything because of the length of my nails,” Williams admitted.

To do something as simple as taking a sip of water, she carefully threads her thumb through the handle of the mug, and just as carefully removes it as she puts down the cup.

Williams explained her thumbnail is the longest, measuring 26 inches, and all her other nails are between 20 and 26 inches long.

“I don’t know why,” she said, “but I know they’re a part of me, so right now they’re here to stay.”

Williams said it first started when she had grown her nails out about 3 inches long. She liked how they looked, so she continued growing them for the next two decades.

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“When I was little I was like, 'One day I want to try that,'” her niece Cedricia McCoy said.

But she changed her mind as she grew up and realized the work that goes into keeping the nails long and healthy.

Williams, who is a manicurist, says it can take as long as a week to paint her own nails.

“I’m a perfectionist, so it takes some time,” she said.

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