Sunday, February 27, 2011

He weighs more than 400lbs but can touch his cheeks with his toes: Roll up (literally) for the world's fattest contortionist

It's an accolade that most of us wouldn't be too comfortable with.

But for Matt Alaeddine being the 'world's fattest contortionist' is a badge of honour, not to mention a lucrative career option.

Despite his mountainous size Mr Alaeddine has the ability to press the soles of his feet to his cheeks, can do the 'sumo' splits and dislocate his shoulders to break free from a straight jacket.

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Impressive: Despite his mountainous size Matt Alaeddine can press the soles of his feet to his cheeks and do the 'sumo' splits

Impressive: Despite his mountainous size Matt Alaeddine can press the soles of his feet to his cheeks and do the 'sumo' splits

Quite where he practised the latter is anyone's guess.

The 30-year-old from Edmonton, Canada, has been twisting himself into odd positions for some ten years. He started as a street performer at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

'I've always had a fair amount of flexibility that I work on. But I have to work on it and stretch,' he told the Edmonton Journal.

There are a 'lot of hot tubs' he added.

Supple: Mr Alaeddine impresses the crowd with his 'sumo' splits

Supple: Mr Alaeddine impresses the crowd with his 'sumo' splits contortion special

That's gotta hurt: Mr Alaeddine's weight fluctuates between 400lb (28stone) and 450lbs (32stone) depending on the 'candy associated season'

That's gotta hurt: Mr Alaeddine's weight fluctuates between 400lb (28stone) and 450lbs (32stone) depending on the 'candy associated season'

Mr Alaeddine's weight fluctuates between 400lb (28stone) and 450lbs (32stone) depending on the 'candy associated season'.

'Obesity! It’s working for me,' he joked.

He is part of the Jim Rose Circus that features extreme, often masochistic acts from sword swallowing to genital lifts.

Similarities? Mr Alaeddine bears more than a passing resemblance to Alice in Wonderland's Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Similarities: Mr Alaeddine bears more than a passing resemblance to Alice in Wonderland's Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

When he's performing Mr Alaeddine, who is also known as 'Fat Man' 'Power Man' and 'Big Matt', stuffs his enormous Tweedle Dum belly into a woman's gold spandex two-piece that he bought from a trendy store.

He then contorts in front of often horrified people but says he loves his day job.

'You go to work every day sitting at a desk,' he told the Journal reporter. 'It’s not for me. I mean, some people, they just want to get out there and climb and mountain...I’m not going to climb a mountain. Comedy is my mountain. Contortion is my mountain.'

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