By Rebecca Lewis @RebeccaSLewis

SUPPLE Londoner Leilani Franco is so bendy she can fold herself into a carry-on suitcase

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Videographer / Director: David Waldman
Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Chloe Browne
Editor: Joshua Douglas

Just hanging out: Leilani relaxes at London's South Bank

The 29-year-old amazes onlookers by effortlessly fitting her body into hand-held luggage.

And Leilani, a professional contortionist, also holds the record for the fastest backbend walk and the fastest contortion roll.

But her most jaw-dropping trick – the most amount of full-body revolutions – shocks everyone she meets.

What are you looking at? Leilani peers at the camera from behind her legs

She said: “People are always amazed and shocked and disgusted about what I do.

“Its really funny to see their reactions especially when I just do things randomly in public like bending.

“Its funny to see how they react to it.”

Easy travel! Leilani squeezes into a carry-on suitcase

Leilani watched Cirque Du Soleil when she was 18 and realised her talents were in league with the seasoned performers.

She is on stage several times a week in Berlin where her crazy contortions draw huge applause from the audience.

Feeling flexible: Leilani stretches her leg above her head...
...In front of London's busiest landmarks

But unlike most contortionists who spend hours training to perform their unbelievable stunts, Leilani eats and drinks whatever she wants – and doesn’t train.

She said: “I never had to train to become really flexible I was just always really bendy.

“My Russian coaches tell me you have to diet, you have to not drink alcohol, you cannot smoke but I really like eating butter, I really like smoking, drinking and eating fatty foods.”

Upside-down view: Unlike most contortionists, Leilani does not train her body

Her background as a ballet dancer and gymnast gave Leilani the experience needed to perform in front of huge crowds, but the talented contortionist draws on every day life to invent her tricks.

She can eat toast, paint her nails and even smoke with her feet.

She said: “I invent new tricks by taking inspiration from everyday occurrences.

“For instance, I was brushing my teeth with my hands and I thought why not try it with my feet.

“I try to do everything with my feet or upside down as much as possible just to see things from a new way.”

One of Leilani's tricks is to eat and drinks with her feet

Though none of her tricks hurt, bizarrely Leilani finds it difficult to bend forwards as she spends most of her time bending backwards.

And while her contortions may look painful, Leilani, who reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, does not plan on giving up her unusual career.

Trail-blazer: Leilani holds three Guinness World Records for her crazy contortions

She said: “Being 29 years old I have not felt any repercussions yet.

“I have no injuries, I have never once been injured in my life and I don’t feel any signs of slowing down.”

Leilani’s talent means she can spend months away from home but her family do not mind.

She said: “My family have supported me one hundred per cent in travelling the world and performing in all the greatest venues.

“They are very happy and very proud.

“I think they are too proud - they are always showing off about me to their friends!”