Like a fish in water: professional mermaids returned to aquariums after quarantineBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/like-a-fish-in-water-professional-mermaids-returned-to-aquariums-after-quarantine
Bright tails and long hair, attractive appearance and a fascinating look. No, this is not a fairy tale, but the working days of British mermaids. In the UK, about 500 beauties in the image of mermaids meet visitors to recreation parks and oceanariums. Because of the quarantine, they were forced to leave their favorite job, but recently returned to their usual aquatic environment. Fabulous girls participate in children's parties, contests and aquarium shows. Hold your breath and take a look with us into the underwater world of real mermaids.After the quarantine was announced in the UK at the end of March, the pools and aquariums were closed to the public, and the mermaids were left without work. Now the country is gradually coming out of its torpor, and the girls with tails are returning to their usual aquatic environment.
31-year-old Laura Hudson from Boston plays the role of mermaid Twinkle. The pole dancing instructor has been performing together with her friends and colleagues 25-year-old Yasmin Awan and 35-year-old Laura Siddal in various water show programs for two years. They are able to hold their breath for a few minutes and do mind-blowing tricks in the water, surprising the audience. Each of the women plays her role, trying to give the audience a piece of magic and good magic. Children are delighted with sea beauties and often want to touch them to make sure that they are real.
Yasmin and Laura Siddal train once every two weeks, practicing flips and flips in the deep Olympic pool. Laura broke the record at one of the competitions, swimming 114 meters in one breath. Learning how to swim properly with a tail is very difficult. You need to monitor every movement in order not only to stay in the water, but also to look beautiful at the same time. All professional mermaids train with a monolast.
A beautiful silicone tail costs up to 5,000 pounds (about 470,000 rubles). Yasmin and her friends use inexpensive models made of fabric and latex. Laura Siddal worked as a designer in the past, it took her ten months to make her own tail. Laura can hold her breath for up to 4.5 minutes, and other mermaids — up to three. It turns out that the main thing is to tune in to this thinking and completely relax. It is important to be able to inhale correctly, so the girls are constantly training.
Yasmin says that it is impossible to use a mask or protective glasses during performances under water, because it spoils the image. So the mermaids in the aquarium see everything vaguely and distinguish only shapes and shadows, however, they need to navigate very well in the water space.
Actresses say that they have a lot of fans who write to them on social networks. Sometimes there are perverts among them, whose accounts the girls immediately block. British mermaids also have their own group in social networks, where they communicate with each other.
For spectacular underwater performances, mermaids receive 170 pounds (about 16,000 rubles) per hour, and for performances on land - 190 pounds (about 18,000 rubles) for two hours. During the quarantine, while the pools were closed, the actresses called the children via video link in fabulous costumes to please the kids. Now they have resumed performances and continue to give the audience good magic.
It turns out that not only girls, but also boys, and even adult aunts and uncles dream of becoming mermaids. In Israel, the transformation into tailed fairy-tale characters is becoming increasingly popular.
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