An internet sensation has established a new Guinness World Record by stretching and keeping his lower lip over his nose for more than sixty seconds, a technique known as “gurning.”
Jovante Carter, also known as “HolyGxd” by his millions of online followers, set this incredible Guinness World Record by keeping his lower lip over his nostrils for an incredible 1 minute and 2 seconds in Milan, Italy, while filming “Lo Show dei Record,” Guinness announced on Wednesday.
Carter broke an existing record of 53 seconds established by Shuquan Tang from China during the same television show in 2012 to clinch the new feat. After achieving the Guinness World Records certificate, Carter, in his parting words to the audience, humbly stated, “We turned up, we did our thing.” He proudly displays his certificate on his social media profiles, as reported by the New York Post.
Making the weird face, the 22-year-old New Orleans has an astonishing fan base of over 16.9 million on TikTok and an extra 1.5 million on Instagram.
The lip-over-nostrils trick, according to Official Adjudicator Marco Frigatti, entails suspending one’s breath, which precludes breathing during the feat. He also stated that it puts a substantial load on the muscles involved, causing them to tire.
Carter gurns without thinking. He found this unique gift in third grade. He explained that it all started at lunchtime when a student noticed his strange facial movement while eating.
Intrigued, the classmate requested him to repeat it without food, which ended in Carter demonstrating his one-of-a-kind skill. He claimed that the reaction of his colleagues, which was characterized by laughing, and his teacher’s surprise marked the beginning of his unique skill.
Despite having millions of internet followers, Carter confessed that he was bullied as a child because of his unique talent and slim stature. He vowed, though, to recover his uniqueness and share positivism.