The 114-year-old American just lost the title of ‘oldest living person’ to a Brazilian woman who was born 48 days before her.
Born on July 9, 1896, in Carangola, Brazil (her lifelong home), Valentim has one son, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
The super-centenarian has many challengers to her title, but, at the moment, she’s the oldest person with proof.
People don’t have a history of having the honor for long, though — and not even for the reason you’d expect. It was only two months ago that Cooper got her plaque.