Lee Redmond – woman with longest fingernails – honoured by Guinness World Records!
September 7, 2009
Lee Redmond had the world’s longest fingernails – 8.65m long [28-ft 4-in] – but lost them in a car crash earlier this year.
On a whim back in 1979, Lee Redmond decided to stop filing her nails. She intended to cut them off once they started twisting, but her plans changed. In 2002 she entered the Guinness World Records book for the world’s longest fingernails on a female pair of hands. On february 11th, 2009 Lee Redmond shocked the world with the loss of her fingernails in a car crash. Last week Guinness World Record has unveil her story after the car accident.
Fortunately, despite the loss of her record ‘long fingernails’, Lee Redmond has been doing just fine and she discovered: “There is more to life than nails!!”
In an exclusive interview with Guinness World Records she said:
“After the accident, not my children, but my great grand babies, they wanted me to glue them back on! I always did everything with them, but now it’s so much easier to do things now. The weight is so different, so much. In fact my hands seem to fly with the weight gone.”
Guinness World Records announced that they have decided to honour Lee Redmond popular finger record in the 2010 ‘The Book of the Decade’ – featured with a striking photograph of Lee pictured alongside fellow American Melvin Boothe, the male owner of the longest finger nails (9.05-m-long/29ft 8in), which was taken just a few months prior to her accident (see the photo below).
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Lee Redmond & Melvin Boothe on a 2008 photoshoot:
Lee Redmond describes her story after the car crash: