Professional singer Chris Walton, who has a combined total of nearly 20 feet (six meters) of nails, celebrated in New York after being named in the newly released 2012 edition of the 'Guinness Book of Records.'
Arriving by black stretch limo (her nails couldn't fit into Prius), Walton posed for photographs on the steps of the main New York Public Library. Covered in gold glitter, Walton's nail on her ring finger is the length of a human arm and her left pinky is the length of a fire hydrant.
Stuart Claxton, a spokesman for the Guinness Book of Records, called her a "unique beauty."
Walton, who sings in Vegas and goes by the stage name 'The Dutchess,' has been growing her nails for 18 years. She says that her diet includes: "Candy and a lot of patience."
Walton admitted that she does have a problem getting anything out of a pocket, uses her knuckles to text on a mobile phone and adds zippers or buttons to sleeves so that she can put on jackets.
"I don't swim, but it's not the nails that stop me swimming. It's a hair thing," she said.
Now that she has the Guinness record, she's ready to think about clippers, but she'll have to cut the nails back a little bit at a time.
"If I cut them all off I know I will not be able to do anything," she said. "I'm so used to having nails I'd be running into walls and doors."