Incredible … it's the real Elastigirl! Just like The Incredibles, the 12-year-old gymnast transforms herself into stunning shapes – and travels the world with tricks
- Liberty Barros, 12, of Slough, Berks. can bend her body into unusual positions
- Her hyper-flexible talents have seen her travel the world with circuses
- On the Rihanna video, she could walk backwards with ease
Carry out A handstand shows gymnastics Promise – but it really is an incredible feat to be able to fold in two parts.
12-year-old Liberty Barros can do just that – and transform into other mind-blowing shapes thanks to her hyper-flexible talents.
They earned her the nickname Elastigirl, after the character in Disney and Pixar's films The Incredibles.
12-year-old Liberty Barros can do just that – and transform into other mind-blowing shapes thanks to her hyper-flexible talents
The Young Girl's Talents They earned her the nickname Elastigirl, after the character in Disney and Pixar's films The Incredibles
Two years ago, Liberty was struggling to keep up with gymnastics and was dismayed that she couldn't ride a bike.
Then one day she saw pop star Rihanna's music video for her hit Umbrella and tried to imitate the movements. Suddenly she found that she could bend back slightly.
She has since toured the world on youth circuses, visiting Thailand, Malaysia, Portugal and Hollywood to demonstrate her gymnastics skills.
"It was such a strange feeling at first," Liberty said, remembering when she discovered her talent. "I've seen contortionists being pulled and twisted and it looks scary."
Two years ago, Liberty (left) had trouble keeping up in gymnastics. She was dismayed that she couldn't ride a bike before traveling around the world with youth circuses – and was nicknamed Elastigirl (animated character pictured at right)
Her parents, Raam, 32, and Elisette, 33, from Slough, Berkshire, were overwhelmed by their daughter's natural flexibility.
Her father, who is now her manager, said, "It's crazy what she can do – doctors don't know why she can do it. It's something for a child to be so unique. Freedom is really special. "
In The Incredibles and its sequel, Elastigirl is the superhero name for the mother of three, Helen Parr, who is coming out of retirement to use her flexible powers for the good of humanity. The character is voiced by Holly Hunter.
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