By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo

ADRIANNE Lewis believes she has the world’s longest TONGUE measuring a whopping 4 inches

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Editor: Sonia Estal

New record?: Adrianne believes that she might hold the new world record for the longest tongue

The 18-year-old is now globally recognised after a photo of her sticking her tongue out went viral online. 

Adrianne measures her tongue with measuring tape

Her serpent-like appendage can touch her nose, chin, elbow, and even her eye with a little help.

And she is currently in talks with Guinness World Records and waiting to see if she’s the new record holder. 

Long licker: When completely stretched out, Adrianne's tongue measures 4in long

The current record holder is Nick Stoeberl's 3.9-inch long tongue. 

Adrianne said: “I feel as though I may have inherited it but I think with time and me sticking out my tongue a lot as a kid could have stretched it.  

Adrianne says her long tongue makes it easy to scoop extra ice cream out of the cone

“My mum, grandmother and my great grandfather all had very long tongues. 

“In elementary school I was made fun of a lot - I would just flick my tongue in bullies' faces and freak them out." 

Genetic: Adrianne gets her long tongue from her mum's side of the family (L-R) mum Julianne Lewis, dad Mark Lewis, brother Luke Lewis, and Adrianne

Adrianne, from Twin Lake, Michigan always knew she had a long tongue but decided to submit herself to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not when she was 13-years-old. 

She said: “I didn’t think anything would happen because I sent in things to Guinness and was rejected three times. 

Adrianne Lewis and her boyfriend Tim Hegedus enjoying ice cream at a local shop

“A few days later I got an email saying, ‘your tongue is really cool, we’d like to see more.’

“They said they’d like to feature me and I love Ripley’s so it was exciting to be in the books.” 

Adrianne created her own YouTube channel two years ago to showcase all of her tricks. 

The 18-year-old's tongue is globally recognized after a photo of her went viral
Impossible? Adrianne proves that it is possible, with the help of her extra long tongue, to lick her elbow

She said: “People started viewing after I made my first video, and I already had 250 views the first day. 

“I started making more videos and it was basically about my tongue - I have 814 subscribers on my channel now.

Adrianne shows off her 4in long tongue

“Someone also posted my picture on I-Funny and I had a friend from Colorado text me and tell me he saw me on the site. 

YouTube star: Adrianne started gaining a following on her channel where she showcases her tongue tricks

“The next week I had a friend from Africa send me a message also, so it’s not just in my town, it’s people all over the world who have seen me.” 

Impossible? Adrianne proves that it is possible, with the help of her extra long tongue, to lick her elbow

While she receives lots of positive feedback online, she is also faced with inappropriate comments from internet trolls. 

Adrianne touches her nose with her tongue

Adrianne said: “I delete a lot of the bad comments and try to keep it as clean as possible. 

“People have accused me of editing my videos and have said that my tongue’s not real. 

Adrianne touches her nose with her tongue

And Adrianne’s boyfriend, Tim Hegedus, 19, is also bothered by the comments. 

Tim said: “There’s a lot of weird people on the internet and I’ve seen some comments that are a little uncomfortable. 

“If I could fight the internet, I would - but there’s not much I can do. 

“Just appreciate the person that’s attached to the tongue, that’s all I have to say.”