A 26-year-old child who looks 12

A 26-year-old child who looks 12

Bollywood filmmaker R Balki in the year 2009 came up with Indian comedy drama film Paa featuring Amitabh Bachchan as progeric child. Progeriais a rare genetic condition where a person starts to age at a very young age. This means that mentally the person might be a 12-year-old child but physically he looks somewhere around 80.

Well, such disorders are not fictious. A young boy, Hyomyung Shin, a native of Korea might look like a 12-year-old boy, but is actually a 26-year-old man. With no facial hair, baby voice and cute chubby appearance, Shin shoes no signs of having attained puberty. He suffers from what is known as Highlander Syndrome.

Highlander Syndrome is a syndrome that not only slows his growth but prevents his body from ageing. However, his id proof shows his date of birth to be 1989. Technically old enough to hit the nightclubs and drive his own car, Shin is Scarlett Johansson’s huge fan.

Doesnt it bother him you may ask, well he has tried few makeover techniques to appear older, but in vain. Nevertheless, the good news is that he is in good health, continues living a double life — that of a young boy and an adult.

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