*Yep. You are looking at a real life Rapunzel. And her hair may not be ‘golden’ but it’s still w-a-y long. Gu Meiying, 59, of the Miao ethnic tribe in Yunna Province, China, has been growing her brown locks since she was 24.
Why? She believes its her good luck charm.
And you know how it is, once someone learns how important something is to you, they will go to great lengths to see just how serious you are about keeping it.
Can you spell two-thousand-dollars? That’s how much Meiying was offered to cut her hair.
Meiying is proud of her locks and has said: “My hair is a treasure and my totem, my lucky charm.
“I also think that long hair is good for health.
“I will keep growing it and will aim for a Guinness World Record.”
Wow. You’d think it would be in the record book by now. Have you checked Meiying?
With her long tresses measuring 2.52 metres in length, and TWICE her height, she has got to be darn close.
Once Meiying doubles…yes DOUBLES her hair length to more than 5.627 metres she will top the current front-runner in the Guinnsess Book of World Records: Xie Qiuping, who started her hair growing experience in 1973, when she was 13-years old.