Daily Mail - A teenager who suffers from a rare genetic condition which makes her look middle-aged has been given new confidence thanks to pioneering facelift surgery. Zara Hartshorn, 16, from Rotherham, south Yorkshire, had to endure years of cruel taunts and even physical abuse because of her appearance. She inherited lipodystrophy – which makes her skin looked wrinkled and twisted – from her mother Tracey Gibson who also suffers from the illness. But after hearing of her condition, a top surgeon in the US offered to perform cosmetic surgery for free. It has proved to be a complete success and Zara has felt able to start a relationship with new boyfriend Ricky Andrews and is even keen to go to college. It is a remarkable change of fortunes for the teenager who was once left in tears after being made to get off a bus for not being able to prove she was eligible for a child’s ticket. By the time she was 12, Zara was already being mistaken for a middle-aged woman – and was even mistaken for 17-year-old sister Chloe’s mother. But now thanks to a lifeline by a surgeon in the US Zara feels indistinguishable from her peers. Dr Abhimanyu Garg told Zara her condition is actually cutis laxa, an even rarer disease which only affects 30 people in the UK. And Zara, who one day dreams of owning a beauty salon, says she is ready to leave the past behind and forgive her tormentors. She said: ‘Before I had surgery I was picked on for looking different, now I look the same as other girls my age. ‘I don’t feel like people are staring at me when I walk down the street anymore. I finally feel like a teenager. ‘I’ve carried some hurtful comments with me all my life but now I feel ready to leave the past behind and forgive and forget.’
Imagine hooking up with this chick? Its like you’d check off jailbait and cougar all in one shot. Honestly what do you think your friends reaction would be? You think they’d say you hooked up a teenager or do you think they’d be like “Dude you fucked that old chick!”? I really don’t know how I’d react. I guess my initial reaction would be to tell my buddy to lawyer up because he’s going to jail for statutory rape. But after that I’d immediately commence making fun of him for banging the Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe.
And I’ll tell you who’s got some issues, and thats Ricky Andrews. What is that guys deal? Thats your type, guy? 16 going on 60? I mean different strokes for different folks but I’d be willing to bet this guy has all sorts of Mommy Issues.
PS – Hey Zara just because your skin is like a 60 year old’s doesn’t mean you need to be a toothless homeless person. You can still brush your teeth toots.
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