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STUNNING PICS: The swimmer who's a full-time mermaid

Last updated on: April 3, 2013 16:40 IST

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The amazing story of former model Linden Wolbert who now works as a professional mermaid!

Swimmer Linden Wolbert has become a fulltime professional mermaid after shelling out 10,000 pounds to make a functional 6ft tail.

The Los Angeles model, who was already a keen free diver able to descend to 115ft, has claimed that things have become smooth since donning the tail.

Photos courtesy: Wolbert's official website mermaidsinmotion.com


Image: Linden Wolbert
Photographs: Ric Frazier/Mermaids in motion
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Wolbert's silicone tail weighs 35lbs and took seven months to create.


Photographs: Ric Frazier/Mermaids in motion
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The 32-year-old model told the Sun that she loved the feeling of freedom and weightlessness.


Photographs: Matthew Addison/Mermaids in motion
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The power of the tail is amazing. I can go very fast," she said.

Wolbert said that her dreams of becoming half fish were sparked by watching films such as The Little Mermaid and Splash.


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Wolbert, whose parents were both swimming aces, also tours the world championing ocean conservation.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Alba have already hired her to perform at pool parties where she holds her breath for up to five minutes.


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Source: ANI