A woman with the world’s longest fingernails is selling them for £35,000.
Ayanna Williams, from Houston, USA, has spent 28 years growing her 38-inch talons – which have even been certified as the longest ever by the Guinness World Records in 2017.
Now the 54-year-old now wants to cash in on her lengthy extremities, so she can have shorter nails for practical day-to-day activities.
Ayanna – who goes by the name of Yani for short – said: ‘I’ve decided to sell them as I split from my husband six years ago and it’s hard with no one around me to help me anymore.’
She also has diabetes so needs to give herself regular injections.
While Yani has come to the decision to sell her famous nails, she won’t part with them unless she’s offered the right price – which in her mind is around the £35,000 mark.
However, this number seems a little way off as the best bid is currently £75 per nail on Facebook Marketplace.
She adds: ‘I made the decision about a year ago but I’ll only sell them for the right price.
‘I won’t be cutting them until I get a seller. They’ll continue to grow until then.
‘The buyer can put them on as fake nails if they want to.’
Yani adds that she hopes the buyer will let her keep a solid 10 inches. The grandma started growing them back in 1992 and over the years her family have grown to love them.
She says: ‘The first thing I noticed as they started to get longer was that I couldn’t do the dishes anymore and I needed my husband to help me around the house but it seemed like a small price to pay.
‘I use a pencil or my knuckle to type on my phone and, putting on jeans, I use pliers to pull them up and zip them. I get a lot of help from my kids and grandchildren.
‘My younger grandkids are obsessed with my nails, I click them together and it almost hypnotises them. The fun stops when they pull on them though as it hurts.’
But after years of her unique nails, Yani’s looking forward to having some normality back.
She says: ‘I can’t wait to do things without having to consider if my nails will get in the way.
‘I’ll be able to play more freely with my grandkids and hop in the car without a second thought.
‘Everything I do now, I do it slowly, I’m looking forward to speeding things up.’
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