(Web Desk) - A woman in China with the world s longest eyelashes has broken her own record with an astonishing eight inch eyelash.
According to Guinness Book of World Records, You Jianxia has held the record for the longest eyelashes since 28 June 2016. At that time, her eyelashes measured 12.4 cm (4.88 in) and could be found on the upper eyelid of her left eye.
But five years on, Jianxia s eyelashes continued to grow over the years, and on 20 May 2021, it was confirmed that the new length was 20.5 cm (8.0 in).
As per Guinness World Records, Jianxia first realized that her eyelashes were growing longer than usual in 2015. She claims to have visited medical professionals for her condition but in vain.
"I first realized that my eyelashes were growing in 2015. They continue to grow slowly, becoming longer and longer," she explained.
"I did visit medical professionals to find out why my eyelashes are longer than others people s eyelashes. The doctor couldn t explain this, and he felt it was really amazing. I also tried to find scientific reasons such as genes or something else. However, none of my family have long eyelashes like me, so it can t be explained," she added.
Jianxia now believes it may be down to divine intervention rather than science.
"I kept thinking about why I have such long eyelashes, then I remembered that I had spent over 480 days in the mountain, years ago. So, I told myself that my eyelashes must be a gift given by the Buddha."