South African National Freediving Champion Beth Neale and her Canadian partner, Miles Cloutier has broken the The Guinness World Record for Longest Underwater Kiss in time for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2023.
The successful world record attempt was carried out at LUX* Resort on Maldives South Ari Atoll, beating the 13-year record of 3 minutes 24 seconds, set by Italian couple Michele Fucarino and Elisa Lazzarini, by 42 seconds.
Breaking the world record for longest underwater kiss had been on the couple’s bucket list for three years, but planning had been previously interrupted when Neale discovered she was pregnant during filming of the duo’s TV series, Freediving Diaries, with their now 18-month-old baby daughter.
Neale and Cloutier spent two weeks training at home in preparation for the record. While the theme may be novel and romantic, breath-holding for more than 4 minutes is no mean feat, especially when officially attempting a Guinness World Record in front of a crowd with an adjudicator present.
“It was challenging getting in a relaxed position while staying together for the kiss and staying upright. You can feel each other’s diaphragmatic contractions, which is the body’s response to rising CO2 levels in the blood.
At the 3-minute mark, I also pressed play on my underwater audio to listen to Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ to keep my mind distracted.
– said Beth Neale in an interview.
Beth Neale also posted a video of herself under water, lip-syncing over “Lose Yourself.” In the caption, she wrote: “All the haters gonna say it’s fake. How many breaths did Eminem have to take?”
We have heard Eminem‘s music played everywhere, even in space when NASA astronauts revealed their playlist in 2020, which included “Till I Collapse,” featuring Nate Dogg. It was also reported that CIA often used Eminem’s “Kim” song to torture people they wanted to get information from.
For the full article about breaking the underwater kiss world record, visit Dive Magazine and revisit Eminem’s iconic Oscar and Grammy-winning, Billboard No.1 and critically acclaimed single “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile movie below!