My Beauty Obsession showcases the extreme ways in which people strive to be beautiful. From a mother who has used a corset to achieve her 18-inch waist to a woman who underwent numerous surgeries to look like Melania Trump, the stories are endless.
Asha Mandela made the decision to grow out her hair 36 years ago as a way to set herself apart. Now, no one can compete with Mandela, who holds a world record for her hair length.
"I lived in New York and I just wanted to do something different, especially crossing over to spiritual..." she explained. "The spirits told me how they wanted me to change up my lifestyle."
Her locks soon "took a life of its own."
"I had no idea it was going to grow this long," Mandela continued about the special bond, mentioning that her longest lock is 110 feet. "The relationship I have with my hair is like a mother with her baby and I couldn't imagine life without it."
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Guinness world records
Guinness world records
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets holds his Guinness World Record plaque for being the oldest major league player to hit his first home run before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 17, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
A general view shows participants playing the Monopoly board game in an attempt for the Guinness world record for most people playing a Monopoly game in a single venue at Universal Studios Resorts World at Sentosa in Singapore on March 19, 2016.
Some 605 people participated in the record-breaking event on World Monopoly Day. / AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
MURMANSK REGION, RUSSIA. FEBRUARY 22, 2016. Russian racing driver Mikhail Aleshin driving a Formula 1 car on the frozen Lake Lovozero. Aleshin has set a Guinness World Record by driving a Formula One car at the top speed of 228 km/h on ice above the Arctic Circle. Lev Fedoseyev/TASS (Photo by Lev Fedoseyev\TASS via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 15, 2016 Guinness World Records adjudicator Christina Conlon presented a certificate to Steph Bigford, brand manager for Robin Hood on breaking the record for the largest cookie mosaic. Robin Hood Flour has broken the world record for largest cookie mosaic by laying out a 1440 sq ft world map comprised of 13,690 cookies total shortbread cookies highlighting the countries where WE Bake for Change has made a difference. The even was part of Family Day festivities at the Evergreen Brick Works. (Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - DECEMBER 19: Nepalese Uttam Moktan performs yoga to challenge the Guinness World Record of the longest yoga marathon in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 19, 2015. He performed various yoga positions for 50 hours and 15 minutes to break the record of Indian Yograj C.P. who kept the record of longest yoga marathon lasted for 40 hours and 15 minutes in Hong Kong on February 15, 2015. (Photo by SUNIL PRADHAN/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 30: Guiness World Records adjudictor Seyda Subasi-Gemici hands over the Guinness World Record certificate for scoring the fastest five goals in a football match to Robert Lewandowski during a press conference at Saebener Strasse training ground on November 30, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)