Who is Aevin Dugas and how did she get into the Guinness Book of World Records?
She is a girl from a Napoleonville, New Orleans in the USA. Back in 2010 her sister posted a picture of her on Facebook. A friend saw the picture and suggested she join an afro contest hosted by napturality.com.
On the back of that contest her 'fro caught the attention of the folks at Guinness World Records and they recommended that she get herself measured for the record. She did and as they say, the rest is history.
How long has Aevin held the record for?
Since October 2010
What are the stats on the afro?
Her afro measures 18.5 cm (7.3 in) high, 19.6 cm (7.7 in) wide and 132.1 cm (4 ft 4 in) in circumference. These measurements were achieved by Aevin Dugas on 4 October 2010.
Has she used relaxer before?
Yes, she did use relaxer until she was in her mid-20s. She burnt her scalp the first two times when she was a kid but "desperate" to fit in she continued using it.
As a child she was one of only 9 black children at her school. This was the main reason she wanted to relax her hair - because everyone else's hair was straight.
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More on Aevin Dugas:
UrbanBushBabes.com. Urban Bush Babe Aevin Dugas
NaturallyCurly.com. How Aevin Dugas Got the World’s Largest Afro
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