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If given a chance to grow something in your body, what would it be? Beard? Hair? Apparently for Chris ‘The Duchess’ Walton, she decides to grow her nails. In fact, Walton holds the longest nail in the world, making her way in the Guinness Book of World Records last 2012.

Quick Facts about Chris Walton

Going by her stage name ‘The Duchess,’ Chris Walton is a talented singer that has made her way in Nevada and California stage. From Las Vegas, USA, the 46-year old singer is a mother of five that leads a simple and normal life despite her status. As a matter of fact, she still cooks, play the piano, braid her hair, clean the house, use the computer, drive and does not need any help in the bathroom – which is the most challenging part, according to her – despite the record she holds.

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Recently, she released a single entitled ‘Live and Let Live,’ a song which reflects her positive attitude towards life and how her being different should not push people apart.

Walton and Her Long Nails

Aside from her voice, there is one thing you will notice when you see Chris Walton – her incredibly long nails.

Bizarre Nails

The Duchess stopped cutting them in the year 1990. According to Walton herself, growing her nails did not become a difficult task for her, considering her children and music commitments. She also stopped getting manicures and started to take care of her own nails until she realized that it’s already 9 inches long.

World Record Holder for the Longest Nails

She lost a nail once, when fixing her car engine on the freeway. Aside from this, she has grown her nail ever since and have no trouble living a normal life. Instead of cutting it, she just let them grow and continue with her daily routines.

In caring for them, Walton claims she soaked them in olive oil and cleaned them using a tooth brush. She also applied acrylic inside and outside her nails in order to strengthen it.

At present, The Duchess’ nails measure a combined length of almost 20 feet! The nails in her right hand measures 9 feet, 7 inches long while her left hand nails is at 10 feet and 2 inches long. Amazingly, their length is the same as the length of a killer whale, 2 mini cooper cars, 5 adult arm spans and even as long as a 12 year old boy’s intestines.

Living Her Daily Life Normally with her Longest Nails

While some people think she may be fragile because of her nails, Walton claims otherwise. As a matter of fact, they don’t bother her at all, except during driving and shopping for clothes, which she says she has to be very careful. Nonetheless, she does everything by her herself and rarely ask for help from her children.

Being different is definitely a blessing for Chris Walton. She took the title from Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City, Utah who had a total fingernails length of 28 feet. Sadly, Redmond lost her nails due to a car accident in 2009 where she sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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