Houston woman with 26-inch long nails aims to set world record

Ayanna “Yani” Williams has 26-inch long nails.
Ayanna “Yani” Williams has 26-inch long nails. Courtesy

A Houston woman is aiming to reach a new world record for the longest set of nails, according to

Ayanna “Yani” Williams’ nails have reached just over 26 inches long since she began growing them 23 years ago.

She was featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not in 2015 for her 23-inch long nails and was also featured on TLC’s My Strange Addiction in 2012.

Williams hopes to reach the Guinness Book of World Records which recorded the longest fingernail for a woman at 35 inches, set by Lee Redmond in 2008.

She told that her main goal is to stand up for those who are bullied and let everyone know that being different is not a bad thing.

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