*Chris “The Dutchess” Walton, a Las Vegas singer, recently made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records for having 20 feet of nails on both hands.
And the Dutchess, 45, is proud of her nails, which she started growing 18 years ago.
“It’s kind of like a body part I was born with,” she told the New York Daily News. “Now I don’t know what I would do without them.
“I’m pretty sure one day I will cut them, but I can’t see it in my head because I’m so used to having them.”
She added, It’s like a leg, I wouldn’t just chop it off so it’s gonna take some thinking.”
Now, that’s a nail biting thought.
“The Dutchess,” a mother of six girls and grandmother of three, says she started growing the nails by accident.
“I don’t know why I grew them. I just turned around and there they were,” she recalled.
No doubt her nails elicit comments and gasps wherever she goes.
The nail on her ring finger is the length of the average human arm, her left pinky nail is almost the height of a fire hydrant, and the middle finger on her left hand is as long as two hot dogs.
The rock singer claims that the nails do not pose an inconvenience and that she can cook, clean, drive and wash with ease.
She even texts using her knuckles.
The only problem she has encountered is that she has to alter her clothing.
“If I like a jacket, I’ll take the seam out of the arm and replace it with a zipper so I can get my nails in the sleeves,” she revealed.