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    Doctors Found This Contortionist's Ligaments Are As Flexible As An Infant's

    Meet Zlata, the human folding chair.

    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.

    When she was 4 years old, she was told by a teacher how flexible she was. At 8, she applied to go to a circus school.

    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.

    Zlata does performance art, modeling, acting, fetish magazines, and very unique-looking stock photos.

    She also travels the world, performing onstage and in public.

    She has also broken three Guinness World Records, one of which was for "fastest time to burst three balloons with the back."

    She now hopes to forward her acting career. She has already appeared in a number of films, including Holy Motors with Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue.

    Here's Zlata's appearance on the Discovery Channel:

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