The Russian-born former gymnast 24, is one of the world's most extreme contortionists. At the age of four Zlata discovered she had an amazing talent - and she has been bending over backwards ever since to make the most of it. At 5ft 9ins and weighing just eight and a half stone, Zlata spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. One of her favourite acts she bends herself backwards at aperfect 90 degree angle - virtually cutting herself in half so the back of her hands touch her heels. And she thinks nothing of casually pulling her legs up behind her and hooking them over her shoulders to land on the floor beside her hands. She can even squeeze herself into boxes just 50cms squared.
Zlata said: 'Doing these poses just feels very natural to me. Sometimes it can get a bit uncomfortable if I have to hold a pose for a long time in photo shoots. 'But I think th
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