Think YOU are being overstretched in the office Female contortionist brings new meaning to the term flexible working in incredible calendar shoot
10:25 GMT, 25 October 2012
14:36 GMT, 25 October 2012
Blonde contortionist Julia Gunthel really means business.
The bendy bombshell has released a calendar for 2013 featuring herself in a variety of incredible positions around an office set.
Rubbery Russian Gunthel, who now lives in Germany and goes by the name of Zlata when performing, is pictured typing, answering the phone and making coffee all while bending her body in to unbelievable shapes.
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JANUARY: Contortionist Julia Gunthel – also known as Zlata – has released a calendar showing off her flexibility around the office
She is snapped operating a computer while performing a hand-stand, delivering a
presentation with her head tucked between her thighs and even becoming a
living table by bending over backwards for her boss.
Zlata, the self-titled 'Goddess of
Flexibility' produces her head-turning calendars by contorting her body
different theme each year (this year was obviously eighties working
girl) and previous themes have included Marie Antoinette and domestic goddess.
She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, and discovered her talent for contortion at the age of four.
FEBRUARY AND MARCH: Rubbery Russian Gunthel goes by the name of Zlata when performing
APRIL AND MAY: The self-titled 'Goddess of Flexibility' produces her head-turning calendars by contorting her body with a different theme each year
JUNE: The blonde has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable
The 5ft 9ins blonde weighs
eight-and-a-half stone and spends most of her day working out and
training for shows around the world.
One of her favourite acts is bending herself backwards at a perfect 90
degree angle, virtually cutting herself in half so the back half of her
hands touch her feet.
Her talents also include squeezing herself into boxes just 50cm squared.
Zlata, who has ambitions to head to Hollywood to turn her
hand/head/legs to acting, has
previously said: ‘Doing these poses just feels natural to me. Sometimes
it can get a bit uncomfortable if I have to hold a pose for a long time
'But I think that’s like anyone who sits down for a long time – their muscles get stiff.
'I don’t really diet but I have to train very hard to keep my muscles in shape and to be as flexible as possible.’
JULY AND AUGUST: The 27-year-old discovered her talent for contortion at the age of four.
SEPTEMBER: She spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER: Her talents include squeezing herself into boxes just 50cm squared
DECEMBER: 'I don't really diet but I have to train very hard to keep my muscles in shape and to be as flexible as possible,' she says
VIDEO: The bendiest woman! Zlata performs on the red carpet at Cannes…