If you’re thinking that she set the record for eating pizza, you’d be wrong. Telina Cuppari of Kenilworth just set the Guinness World Record for accumulating pizza-related items.

Yes, that is a category.

Her new record is 669 items as recognized by Guinness. In the entry about her, they write:

Telina – known to her friends as ‘Pizza Girl’ – began collecting pizza items in 2012. Her first item was a red pizza dress and her favourite from within the collection is a ‘date night’ pizza-themed box. She hopes to open a pizza museum in her home with all of the items on display for everybody to see.

She destroyed the old record of 561 items owned by a Philadelphia man.

According to TapInto.net, Cuppari (who is the publisher of TapInto Kenilworth) staged a “Pizza Palooza” last year at a park in Kenilworth to help her accumulate more pizza related merchandise. The event was free, but guests were asked to donate one pizza-related item for Cuppari’s collection.

It's not all pizza sprinklers and pizza murder mysteries, though. It’s a lot of work. She had to log each item in a spreadsheet, photograph each item and have a witness attest to the accuracy of the video she had to make, cataloging all the items.

Then she had to wait … and wait …. and wait. She submitted her documents in December (2021) and didn’t get confirmation of her record-breaking status for eight months.

As of now, she told News 12 New Jersey that her next project is turning her garage into a pizza museum to house her collection.

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