Zhonst (Mrs.)

Teaches Face-Pulling
Won the World Face-Pulling Championship, which was held at the Timbuktu Zoo in 1972 (it’s true).

Maureen Zhonst comes from a long line of face-pullers.

Zayne Zhonst: Dad
Zeke Zhonst: Grandfather
Zomphys Zhonst: Great grandfather
Zeus Zhonst: Great, great, great grandfather
Zabdiel Zhonst: Great, great, great, great grandfather
Zavion Zhonst: Great, great, great, great, great grandfather
Zeppelin Zhonst: Great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather
Zora-warrohus Zhonst: Great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather

It’s important to note they were all amateurs, i.e. none of them entered the professional arena, and certainly none of them entered the World Face-Pulling Championships. She was the first member of the family to turn professional.

In the run-up to the 1972 World Face-Pulling Championship, Mrs. Zhonst actually spent a month in Uzbükkuu acclimatising to local conditions. Breathing the air, drinking the water, and just getting comfortable with the overall vibe at the zoo, which is where the competition was held. It’s this attention to detail that makes her a true professional, and of course, a World Champion.