- At the age of 12, Justin SA Phahlane started training to become a contortionist
- Now, the 31-year-old has created a career for himself with his flexibility
- Phahlane opened up about his hopes and dreams for the future
Justin SA Phahlane grew up in a village called Pieteskraal in Mpumalanga and he had a dream. At the age of 12, the artist, who is now known as 'Rubberman', started training flexibility.
The 31-year-old self-taught contortionist now makes a living with his talent and it is a dream come true.
Phahlane told Briefly.co.za it took him a decade to master the skills needed to become a professional contortionist.
Phahlane grew up with his four siblings under the care of his parents. However, sadly, his mother passed away in 2009.
He had a normal childhood and remembers playing soccer with other kids at school. However, he had a dream and worked hard to succeed.
Phahlane has since gone on to perform at the International and commercial show in Zambia - where he had the honour of performing for the Zambian President.
The 31-year-old said performing in front of the head of state "was by far the greatest performance" he had ever done.
Phahlane also performed on SABC 1, 2 and 3 shows.
"My dreams and hopes for the future are to teach and train township kids my unique skill, showcase my talent around the world and have a place where anyone who is interested in contortion will have somewhere to go."
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