Yani Williams is a retired salon owner who has been growing out her fingernails since Bill Clinton was President.
Her goal is to shatter the previous world record for fingernail length. Yani still has a while to go, however, as current female nail length record-holder Lee Redmond grew her nails out to 28 feet, 4.5 inches.
Williams claims that part of her motivation for growing her nails is to demonstrate to her grandchildren that it’s okay to be different, and that everyone should be accepted — quirks and all.
Despite rising to fame with her long (and fashionable!) fingernails, Tani leads a pretty normal life. She often hangs out with other “Nail Queens” who are growing out their nails too.
We’ll see if she managed to break the record!