Chinese ‘Rapunzel’

chinese-hair-woman_3470302b(Telegraph) Chinese ‘Rapunzel’ with 8 foot-long tresses aims to break the Guinness World Record

In China’s remote southern mountains, Gu Meiying has been growing her hair for over 35 years

By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai 11:55AM BST 12 Oct 2015

Gu Meiying, 59 years-old, from Yunnan province in south-east China, has become a local celebrity for her long tresses, reported state newspaper China Daily on Monday.

“I consider my hair as a treasure and talisman,” she said, adding that she also believes long hair fosters health and longevity.

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