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07th Sep 2017

This woman has the longest lashes in the world and they are mad

... How?

Jade Hayden


… How?

You Jianxia is a woman from China.

She also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest eyelashes in the world.

And having grown to an impressive (albeit strange) length of 12.4 cm, they are long.


According to You, she first noticed that her eyelashes were growing more than usual in 2013 when she was at an 18-month nature retreat.

She believes she’s been blessed with the luscious lashes because she is at one with nature.



You was officially awarded the 2018 Guinness World Record for the longest eyelashes today.

And we’re not surprised. There’s no beating her.

Also snapping up some titles were nail artist Ayanna Williams, who boasts fingernails of over 18 feet, and Cygnus the cat, who has a very long tail stretching 44.66 cm.

Williams says that she can carry out most household tasks easily enough.

Cygnus has yet to comment.


The first Guinness Book of Records came about back in the 1950s when the director of the Guinness brewery, Sir Hugh Beaver, realised that there was no publication that told him what the fastest game bird in Europe was.

Later that year, he decided to compile a book of records that he believed would sort out pub rows.

The 2018 Guinness Book of World Records hits bookshops today.

In-text images via Guinness World Records.