Video: Meet The Woman With The World’s Largest Afro

Have you ever wondered who has managed to grow the world’s largest natural afro? I’ll tell you: she’s a New Orleans-based social worker named Aevin Dugas, and she has awesome seventies style. The Guinness World Records people recently measured her prized topiary (which she’s been growing for twelve years) and found it has a circumference of 4’4″…impressive! Naturally, the Guinness people filmed her a little victory video (enhanced by disco balls and funky music), which you can see above. When asked if her ‘fro ever presents her with any problems, she described a few minor annoyances, which are nothing compared to some of the more pathological-seeming “winners” (like, say, the woman with the world’s longest fingernails). Also: nothing compared to the happiness she must feel each and every time she runs her hands through that magnificent orb atop her head.

It is problematic because when I’m driving I can’t see…one time I slammed my hair in a car door, getting in…it gets caught in clubs, it might get caught in someone’s drink…it gets caught in my earrings a lot, and that causes problems. It tends to hook on things like trees and stuff when I’m walking by…so it can be kind of problematic, but I still wouldn’t change a thing about it.

So basically, having a huge afro is mostly the best thing ever, and only occasionally inconvenient. Suck on that, Nivea!

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