Walton, Chris ‘The Duchess’

Chris ‘The Duchess’

Chris ‘The Duchess’

5 minutes with: Chris ‘The Duchess’ Walton: I’ll cut my nails only when Christmas with The VALiens will be released, not before

The woman with the world’s longest fingernails has not let her talons stop her from travelling as she hopped on a plane from LAX airport in California today.

Singer Chris ‘The Duchess’ Walton posed with the nails she stopped cutting 19 years ago, proudly placing her talons front and centre to show off the curling nails, coloured to match her outfit.

While known for her music in California and Nevada, she is arguably better known for her amazing dedication to her nails which were officially recognised by the 2012 edition of the Guinness Record Book.

Chris ‘The Duchess’ Walton: I’ll cut my nails only when Christmas with The VALiens will be released, not before

With five children at home, the Las Vegas woman said she cooks and cleans with her nails and can even play the piano and use the computer with the nails which have an incredible combined length of 20 feet averaging about two-foot long each.

The 45-year-old said: ‘It’s just like growing a long beard, or long hair.

She claims to have only lost a nail once, when fixing her car engine on the freeway, and otherwise has no trouble leading a normal life.

‘Other people think I’m very fragile when they first meet me, but they soon see that I can do everything,’ she said.

Chris ‘The Duchess’ Walton: I’ll cut my nails

Walton strengthened the nails using acrylic on the outside and inside of her nails, and has grown used to them.

Walton said: ‘Instead of clipping them back, I’d fill them in as they grew. I kept living and they kept growing.

‘I think they got this long because I don’t pay attention to them. I sometimes even forget they’re there.

‘If people are mean to me, I think that although I can cut my nails off, there are people born different that can’t get away from their difference.

The previous record holder for the longest nails was Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her nails measured a combined total 28 feet in 2008 but she lost her nails in a car crash in 2009 in which she sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

— article taken from dailymail.co.uk   — click HERE to read original article

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