Meet Shin Hyomyung. With his round, pudgy face and high-pitched voice, he seems like an average elementary school student.
With looks like this, he couldn’t be a day over 12…
Could you believe that this young man is in fact 31 years old in Korean age (30 western)?
Shin Hyomyung suffers from a rare condition called “Highlander Syndrome,” which causes his body to age at a very slow rate. Because of his condition, he has not even gone through puberty!
Shin Hyomyung was like any other kid, until he reached middle school. This was when he just stopped growing. Currently, he is 163 cm (5′ 4″) tall.
This doesn’t stop him from trying to live a normal life. He drinks alcohol and goes clubbing like any other Korean man in their 20’s.
Doctors say that other than his stunted aging, there seem to be no other negative impacts on his health.
Take a sneak peek into his life below: