Williams, a nail artist from Houston, Texas has been growing her nails for most part of her adult life, after being inspired by a friend.
Her fingernails, each of which is just under two foot long, measure more than 18 feet long in total.
She has also said that the most challenging thing about having extremely long fingernails, which can take up to one week to paint, is pulling up her trousers.
Her friends and family also think it’s quite normal.
In order to take care of her nails, Ayanna uses anti-bacterial soap and a nail brush to clean them daily. And to help them grow, she regularly applies hardener and a thin layer of acrylic.
Asked her reason for applying for the record, Ayanna said:
To let my children know that anything they want to accomplish can be done. It takes courage, discipline and patience but it can be accomplished.
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