Trapeze artist Erendira Wallenda hangs over Niagara Falls . (Photo: Geoff Robins/Getty Images)Wallenda also had a message for young girls after her stunt — you can do anything a guy can do, with a little more grace.
Spent eight minutes over the fallsThe 36-year-old mother of three spent about eight minutes of her 10-minute stunt hovering over the falls. She was tethered by her waist during the stunt to comply with a New York state law that requires safety harnesses for performers more than 6 metres in the air.
Trapeze artist Erendira Wallenda belongs to a family of circus performers. (Photo: Geoff Robins/Getty Images)Members of the Wallenda family have gained fame as a circus act. Thursday's aerial stunt came on the fifth anniversary of Wallenda's husband's tightrope walk over the falls. In 2012, Nik Wallenda walked 550 metres from the American side of the falls to the Canadian side.