by Greg Campbell | June 22, 2015 2:11 pm
While many mothers across the world claim to wish that their little boy will never grow up, the reality is that all of them do… Well, almost all. The Daily Mail details the story of a Korean man who will always look like a 10 year-old.
He looks as young as a school kid who is yet to reach puberty but this baby-faced boy is actually a 26-year-old man.
Hyomyung Shin, from Korea, suffers from a rare condition called the ‘Highlander Syndrome’, which prevents his body from physically aging and slowing his growth to almost a halt, Koreaboo reports.
With his soft voice, short stature and chubby cheeks, the young teenage-looking man enjoys hitting nightclubs on weekends, drinking alcohol and having a boogie on the dancefloor.
Dubbed as the Peter Pan of Korea, he often gets mistaken for a child because of his hairless soft skin, forcing him to show his identity card to prove he was born in 1989.
Appearing in a local television documentary, Mr Shin was seen dancing in his pyjamas inside his home before getting dressed into a formal suit to casual jeans, hooded jumper and a baseball cap.
Behind his bedroom door, he has a pin-up poster of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson, confessing his desire to meet a beautiful girl one day.
During the program, the baby-faced man, who claims he still hasn’t hit puberty, had a makeover in an attempt to look older but unfortunately, he still appeared young.
Photographs emerged from his childhood, showing Mr Shin appearing to have developed normally as a kid but his growth suddenly stopped in his teenage years.
The film also shows Mr Shin, who is 163 centimetres tall, going on a date in a cafe with a young woman who appeared shocked when he told her his age.
Despite his condition, doctors said Mr Shin is in good health.
It’s terrific that Shin appears in good health. It cannot be easy to remain, outwardly, a 10 year-old.
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