Uckfield student sets new world record with balmy collection


An Uckfield student has achieved a Guinness World Record title - for her collection of lip balms.

Megan Baker only bought her first lip balms 21 months ago - the Cherry Chapstick and the Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Balm - but has now amassed an amazing 1,061 unique lip balms.



Before Megan began her assault on the world record, the largest collection of lip balms in the world was 533, owned by Jace Hoffman of Marietta, Georgia, USA and was verified on November 29, 2015.

On February 23, it was confirmed that Megan had accumulated enough lip balms to achieve a new Guinness World Record, with no duplicates among her collection.

On March 23, Megan showed off her lip balms at Uckfield Community Technology College, where she is a Year Nine pupil.

Rebecca Turner, Year Nine director, said: “When I asked Megan when she would stop collecting the balms, the shock was clear. She intends this collection to continue growing for a very long time.”

Megan has an extensive variety in her collection from around the world including some from Egypt, Mauritius and New York. As much as she loves every one in her collection and tries to use them all on a regular basis, her top three are currently Revo, BabyLips and Chapstick, with the Revo Melon Beauty 360 clearly topping her collection.

Phoebe Trotter, representing Superdrug in Uckfield, witnessed the record and joined students to admire her colourful collection. The Reading Room was alive with conversation and admiration for the huge range of shapes, sizes and flavours that Megan had acquired.

What next? She hopes to grow her Revos selection as well as the American and Limited Eidition Baby Lips.

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