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Meet Emerald Gordon Wulf: The 13-Year-Old Contortionist On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Meet Emerald Gordon Wulf- 5 Facts About The 13-Year-Old Contortionist On 'AGT'

Move over Sofie Dossi, there’s a new contortionist in town, and her name is Emerald Gordon Wulf. Emerald is on America’s Got Talent Season 15 showing off her amazing flexibility.

Emerald is 13 years old, with almost 200,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts photos and videos of her incredible contortion skills. Read on to find out more about Emerald.

5 Facts About Emerald Gordon Wulf

Emerald was on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras.’

When Emerald Gordon Wulf was 3 years old, she appeared on the reality show Toddlers & Tiaras. Emerald competed in child’s beauty pageants. Even at such a young age, Emerald clearly had a lot of personality and seemed to enjoy performing. In the pageant shown in the episode, Emerald won Grand Supreme, the highest title.


She appeared on ‘Little Big Shots’ around the world.

Emerald Gordon Wulf has been featured on Little Big Shots in both Australia and Vietnam. In Australia, she performed contortion on a kitchen set, emerging from a cabinet and using her feet to prepare breakfast. In Vietnam, she showed off some mind-bending moves on a fantastical set filled with mushrooms.

Ariana Grande reposted Emerald on Instagram.

In 2018, Emerald posted her excitement over Ariana Grande’s new album Sweetener by sharing a photo of herself squeezed into a suitcase. “Me tryna contain my excitement,” she wrote on Instagram. Ariana Grande reposted the image on her own account, sharing how funny she thought it was.

She traveled around Europe doing contortion.

To celebrate her 13th birthday last year, Emerald traveled around Europe, including London, Paris, and Rome. She posted for pictures in these cities, including a few shots in front of the Eiffel Tower. She obviously had to show off her amazing contortion skills in the photos.

Emerald has auditioned for ‘AGT’ before.

Emerald Gordon Wulf posted a video on her YouTube channel sharing that she auditioned for the latest season of AGT. She also showed off her previous audition for the show, from 2015. This is actually what got her interested in contortion in the first place.


Emerald’s gymnastics instructor suggested she should audition for the show as a contortionist. Although she didn’t know much about it, her mom quickly put together a routine. Emerald didn’t make it through, but she started training as a contortionist, and the practice clearly paid off. We can’t wait to see how far she goes!

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Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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