Georgia woman now world's second oldest

Sorry, Miss Besse. You're now No. 2.

No, Besse Cooper hasn't gotten any younger. But there is someone older, and now a Brazilian is leading the human race.

Since February, Cooper held the title of World's Oldest Living Person. Until Wednesday, when Brazil's Maria Gomes Valentim -- a mere 48 days older -- moved into the top spot.

Born July 9, 1896, Valentim now holds the No. 1 spot since her age was certified by Guinness World Records.

Cooper entered the competition a few weeks later. Born Aug. 26, 1896, Cooper was a teacher before becoming a mother of four. Cooper's family didn't even realize immediately when she moved into the No. 1 spot, her 75-year-old son, Sidney Cooper, told the AJC.

But she wasn't on top for long. Valentim has now been officially added to the list, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Supercentenarians are those who the group has confirmed have lived at least 110 years.

At 114 years and 265 days old, Cooper currently resides in Monroe.

Although she may have slid into the second-place spot among the world's oldest, there's one title that still belongs to Cooper.

She's the Oldest Living North American.