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Growing your hair crazy long has its perks, just ask Amir Menendez.
The 14-year-old has broken the 2024 Guinness World record for largest afro on a living teenager and man in the world.
Amir’s afro measures 7.74 inches tall, 9.77 inches wide and 7.33 feet in circumference, setting a record in the category for men, according to Guinness World Records.
Last year, a Louisiana woman by the name of Aevin Dugas set the world record for having the largest afro on a living person for the third time. Her afro measures 9.84 inches tall, 10.24 inches wide and 5.41 feet in circumference.
When Amir looked up the previous record, he was sure his hair was much longer.
“My hair is definitely longer than that,” he shared with Guinness.
Even though Amir did not begin to grow his hair out so he could be crowned with largest afro then, he quickly realized his hair could grow record worthy long.
He began to officially grow his hair out when he was 11.5 years old.
Amir’s favorite thing about his hair is how unique it is.
“You don’t see something like my hair every day. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter,” he shared.