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13-year-old boy with world's largest Afro sets Guinness record

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

A 13-year-old boy in the US has set a new Guinness World Record for the world's largest Afro - a head of hair that measures a whopping 25.4 centimetres (cm) high, 22.9 cm wide and 177 cm in circumference.

Previously the largest natural male Afro on record was 14.6 cm in height, 21.6 cm in width and 154.3 cm in circumference.

"It's changed my life because I realise that I'm a thirteen year old and I'm able to get into a book for having the world's largest male afro - and if I'm only thirteen and I can do that, I know I can do almost anything I want when I'm older," said Tyler Wright, the proud owner of the world's largest Afro.

Tyler was inspired to grow his Afro after seeing a photo of his father as a young boy in the 1970s.

His parents are extremely proud and supportive of their record-breaking son - but his mother can not wait to take him to a barber to get it cut, Guinness said.

The title for the largest female Afro belongs to Aevin Dugas from the US.

It measured 16 cm high, 21 cm wide and had a circumference of 139 cm when verified in Italy in 2012.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, November 27 2016. 12:22 IST