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.