Meet a 16-year-old self-taught contortionist and YouTube star


if you ever come across a girl running like a spider twisting her body like a human pretzel or eating a hamburger with her feet there’s a good chance it’s Sofie dossi she’s a 17 year old contortionist and YouTube sensation with more than 2 million subscribers does he has the unique ability to fold her body like a jackknife suspended from a hoop suspended in the air and shoot an arrow with her toes Sophie is completely self-taught raining in gymnastics and dance in the kid but soon realizing she had a different calling always love gymnastics and dance and it was like combine those two together that when did you know you were more flexible than me I realized I was unique when I saw the contortionist from Cirque du Soleil online and a like wow like I can do that my name is Sofie dossi and I’m 14 years old she first hit it big two years ago America’s Got Talent quickly winning over the judges even Simon Cowell from Game of Thrones what is golden buzzer and catapulted her into tween stardom she performed on Ellen ever have back issues and has Billboards and gigs around the world look at this lighting go family business for the Dotty’s videos does it make it easier for you that your brother’s on the other side of that camera yes it does my brother like play off of each other sometimes and it helps because my brother and I get along really really well sine cosine her mom a beer homeschool Sophie to accommodate her busy travel schedule and Sophie’s dad Mike is not only her road crew but all that equipment she performed with Mike bills in we’re with the da season New York City where Sophie’s the halftime show college basketball game at Madison Square Garden how do you get warmed up for a show like this one thing that I do a lot is just like jump up and down like routine go out there just perform my heart to the audience and pick some up after hair makeup rehearsing stretching more stretching certified add it’s showtime and with Dad is her stage hand signature move hit the target to get the center of a Target happy this is this is actually really good right now the kitchen is more like a YouTube Studio so we’re at my house and this is my front room as you can see we don’t have a couch here anymore we have Matt’s and Equipment yeah this house isn’t normal house Duffy’s backyard well it’s not just for barbecuing we have this giant aerial rig where I hang on my hoops and silks and yeah like it’s no big deal but that’s a lot of work to get there but the lot of trial-and-error like I’ll be at home and I’ll be trying these tricks and I’ll follow a lot but it doesn’t matter how many times it matters of how many times you get back up this became the move on the finale of America’s Got Talent with Sophie doesn’t just practice moved she invents them nobody else what’s it like to walk around a city like this and get recognized by so many people it just incredible the fact that you can inspire are that many people when I was actually younger eight I told myself I’d written down on like a dream board when I grow up I want to travel the world and do what I love and how can I check check that off my dream Lord but you still make time to have a little fun guys go in New York hi everyone George Stephanopoulos here thanks for checking out the ABC News YouTube channel if you’d like to get more videoshow highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News app breaking news alerts thanks for watching
Sofie Dossi trained in gymnastics and dance as a kid, but soon realized she had a different calling.

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