People become famous on Instagram, Facebook or Youtube with their weird abilities or extraordinary talent. But out of the blue, 98-year-old Täo Porchon-Lynch from Hartsdale, New York became famous with her extraordinary skills in flexibility and yoga postures.
Apart from other yogis, she is a little different as she never drinks water but lives on wine and tea alone. After her husband died in a motorcycle accident in 1982, Porchon-Lynch became a full time yoga practitioner. She now teaches five times a week and travels round the world leading workshops in exciting places.
Though born in India, she moved to London in 1940, danced for soldiers in Europe and then moved to Hollywood. Over her years, she’s spent time with eminent personalities like Gandhi, Noël Coward, Marilyn Monroe and the Dalai Lama.
It was while she was in India, she felt a sudden attraction towards yoga. While on the beach, she saw boys bend their bodies into strange poses. Though she has had hip replacement surgery thrice, she has never left her dance and yoga behind.
Porchon-Lynch gained attention in 2012 after photographer Robert Sturman shot pictures of her in Central Park, New York, and posted them online. They went viral and she became a social media sensation.
Three years later, Porchon-Lynch appeared dancing with a 26-year-old on America’s Got Talent - her performance was described by the judges as “too mind-blowing for words.” She dances competitively when she's not teaching yoga, mainly with men 75 years her junior.
She’s the glamorous, wine-drinking, yogalebrity the whole world wishes was their friend.