2018-07-11 / Living & Style

Henleys Exceed Guinness World Record


Victoria (right) and her mother, Lynn. Victoria (right) and her mother, Lynn. Colquitt native, accompanied by her mom, Lynn (both of Colquitt, GA) exceeded the Guinness World Record for "Most Questions Asked by a Talk Show Host in 6 Hours" on Jun 30 at the company headquarters in Knoxville, TN, for Jewelry Television, the world's largest global retailer of jewelry and fine gemstones. Joined by the network's alternative programming team, live call center representatives, and a variety of witnesses, timekeepers, and photographers, Miss Henley and her mother respectively and successfully asked and answered a vast array of questions in a TV talk show format regarding topics ranging from unconventional experiences at Fashion Week to their mutual adoration of Dolly Parton.

Once the duo surpassed the current record of 670 questions, which was obtained by R. Sreekandan Nair in celebration of the 1,000th episode of his program at Flowers TV/ MGM School in India, they intrepidly continued in pursuit of their objective to reach 1,000 questions. During the 4-10 p.m. episode of "Gems and Trends with Victoria," the mom/daughter team successfully reached 1,016 questions while viewers from across the globe cheered on via the network's KU Band Satellite affiliates, Live Stream, and other media formats. The precedent-setting episode marked the first-ever world record attempt executed onsite at the JTV studios and the first-ever six hour episode for the network's alternative branch to be consecutively hosted by the same individual.

The Guinness World Records, one of the most successful and recognized brands in the world, has been recording, documenting, and celebrating extraordinary achievements by both public figures (Notable World Record Holders include Lady Gaga, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Ellen DeGeneres, to name a few) and civilians since the reference book's inception in the 1950's. Although setting a world record had been on Henley's "Bucket List" since her early teens, the model/ host resolved to transform her goal into a reality after a visit to the Guinness World Record Interactive Museum in Gatlinburg TN. Following a months-long application and preparation process, Henley was pleased to exceed the record alongside her mom/business partner as well as her network colleagues.

Subsequently following her Top 5/6 placement on Cycle 19 (College Edition) of America's Next Top Model hosted by fashion and business mogul, Tyra Banks, Henley spearheaded Magnifique, a branding, training, and development program through which she has produced hundreds of fashion events and booked over 3,600 models, designers, and retailers. Her entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature ultimately led her to a position as a member of the On Air Talent Team at JTV, where she is involved in a myriad of operating facets of the company as host, blogger, content creator, and model.

September of '17 marked her debut as a Fashion Week liaison for the organization, and since, she has debuted varieties of top JTV brands including Off Park, Bella Luce', and Southwest Style and more on the runway for international designers at NY, LA, Palm Springs, New Orleans Fashion Weeks, and more. Lynn Henley serves as a traveling co-liaison and photographer, having shot and accrued content for blogs, social media/web usage, and "Star Style" the network's official after show for America's Beauty Star on Lifetime Network in 2017. You never know what's going to happen next on Gems and Trends with Victoria, so be sure to get connected via social media to stay in the loop!

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