With over 300,000 people participating in this year's seventh annual Guinness World Records Day, the record breaking authority is also paying homage to its animal achievers, announcing a new 'top dog' to coincide with this year's global celebration! Lucky, a Maltese rescued by Wendy Diamond has officially achieved the record as the 'Animal Most Photographed with Celebrities' with 363 photos!
Lucky's list of celebrity pictures reads like a who's who in entertainment and politics including Bill Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell, Kim Kardashian, Maria Sharapova, Kanye West, Betty White, Richard Branson, Barbara Walters, Hoda Kotb, Amanda Bynes, Cloris Leachman, Kelly Ripa, Kathy Griffin, Hugh Hefner, Jessica Biel, Adrian Brody, Hugh Grant, Kristen Stewart, Chace Crawford, and many, many more.
Founder and Editor of Animal Fair Media, Inc, Wendy Diamond adopted the energetic and charismatic Maltese Lucky in 1999. As an animal rescue and welfare advocate, best-selling author and TV personality, Wendy supports countless charitable events with celebrities, and always accompanied by her loyal "wing dog" - Lucky! Within Wendy's tireless promotion of animal rescue, she started photographing Lucky during interviews, as well as at charity, animal and political events to document her dog's life. She launched a column featuring photographs of Lucky with celebrities showcasing worthy causes and her rescued pooch cheekily titled; Who Got Lucky?.
Lucky is the global poster face of disenfranchised and homeless animals worldwide. Upon accruing images and managing a Facebook page with thousands of fans, Friends encouraged Wendy that her rescued Maltese, Lucky, must indeed be the most photographed dog in the world alongside media personalities and industry insiders and applied to Guinness World Records for consideration. Guinness World Records Officials set a benchmark of 100 celebrities for the new category.
Talking about her record-breaking dog, Wendy says: "I always thought Lucky was sort of the Johnny Carson of canines but I never imagined a Guinness World Record! This record isn't really about Lucky or even the celebrities, but the inspiring message that people can adopt their own Lucky and one day there won't be any more homeless pets!"