For many of us, simply bending over to touch our toes can be a difficult. But it’s not a problem for the world’s bendiest woman Julia Günthel aka Zlata. In fact, if she wants to touch her toes she can actually do so by twisting her legs up to her head.
Russian-born Zlata can contort herself into the most extreme poses imaginable – and has broken numerous world records for her flexibility.
The former gymnast, who is 5ft 8in, is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm squared box. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg…
Julia Günthel, better known as Zlata, is considered by many to be the most flexible woman in the world.
The 31-year-old contortionist was born in Kazakhstan, but has spent most of her career in Germany.
By 10 she was performing professionally as a contortionist, her website says, and she has made a living off of contorting ever since.
The self-titled “Goddess of Flexibility” has had a Discovery Channel segment made about her body.
In the segment, doctors put her through an MRI machine while she was contorting and found her ligaments to be as flexible of those of an infant.