Julia Günthel, aka Zlata, is widely considered to be the most flexible woman in the world. With connective tissue as flexible as a newborn baby, Zlata is able to contort her body into a pretzel so small it fits inside a fish tank.
Now I’m not suggesting that Zlata should take a job in a red light district throughout the world, but if she did then she would make an absolute fortune putting her bendy-twisty talents to use.
Here’s Zlata (Julia Günthel) giving a yoga lesson last year. Watch this video then meet me on the other side:
BuzzFeed reports that the 31-year-old (former) circus freak discovered her talents at the age of 4, at age 10 she went off to circus school, and by age 10 she was making a living way bending her body in ways people like you and I cannot even begin to imagine.
Zlata’s own website provides a little more insight to her background and subsequent life as a contortionist:
Julia Günthel (formerly Akmaletdinova) is a Russian contortion artist, actress and currently three times Guinnesworld record keeper. He was born on 20.10.1984 in Kzyl-Orda, grew up in Tatarstan. Attention achieve their bodily skills in kindergarten. At the age of four, she starts out as a gymnast, with eight calls a circus school after moving girl. At the age of ten she is the first time on stage as a contortionist, as a contortionist. Moved at age 16 after Germany, currently living in Leipzig.
The slim and flexible body of the 176-foot tall artist seems unique in the world. Only Zlata can occupy both front- and backbend- extreme positions and celebrate the incredible 270- degree balancing act. The Discovery Channel in the US, they named the “most agile woman in the world”.
Her website also offers up a whole host of videos where she’s bending and arching and folding in ways that drive a grown man insane:
Here’s Zlata on the Discovery Channel back in 2012:
And here’s Zlata on the red carpet causing an unnecessary amount of tuxedo boners:
I think just watching this part of that video made my back begin to ache:
So now that we’ve established that she’s the most bendy and stretchy human being alive, if one of you bros wants to create a petition to have her spend a month each year in Vegas or Amsterdam I’ll gladly add my signature to it.
Also, if you all didn’t catch the GIF I made last week of my own freakishly bendy hand you should really do so by clicking HERE.