You cannot live my life’ – The curious case of the grown up man who looks like a teenager

He is 33, but he looks 13. Here is the baffling story of Denis Vashurin. 

  • Denis Vashurin was born in 1987, but he has the looks of a young boy.
  • The 33-year-old man suddenly stopped aging in his teenage years.
  • His message to everyone out there is: “Do not judge.”

Every time Denis reveals his real age, people are dazed and confused to learn the truth. Many refuse to believe it, but this young-looking lad was born in 1987. At least, that’s what his birth certificate says.

Although Denis is a huge social media sensation due to his unique looks, he prefers the life of a small-village man. As per Oddity Central, he lives in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region, where everyone knows his story, and he gets to practice his favorite hobbies – hunting and fishing. He also loves spending time with his girlfriend of four years.

Vashurin opened up about his life story in a recent interview with the Russian YouTuber ‘VASYA NA SENE’.

The 33-year-old man said that his parents knew he was not like other kids ever since he was a young boy. He was a hyperactive child, despite being the smallest in his age group. As he was growing up, the size difference became more and more visible.

After reaching his teenage years, Denis had suddenly stopped aging. 

While talking to the interviewer, he explained:

“When I realized that I would no longer change physically, at first I felt somewhat uneasy. I thought about how everything would be, how my life would go on, whether it would be hard for me.”


Despite his unusual condition, Denis claims he has managed to lead a normal life. Though, he recalls many times he was in situations where he had to prove his real age, even to the local police. One time, as he was pulled over by traffic police, he was suspected of forging his driver’s license.

What frustrates Denis the most is that even people who know him sometimes ask him if he feels as young as he looks. However, he claims he has the personality of an old person, at least to his friends who jokingly call him ‘grandpa’.

“I’m a bore, I’m stubborn, I’m lethargic, like a bear during hibernation.”

Being well-aware that his appearance raises many questions, the only thing Denis asks for is not to be judged by his looks alone. 


The 33-year-old man has an important message to anyone who is quick to judge the book by its cover:

“You cannot live my life. You do not know how you would live in my body, in my situation, what kind of person you would become. Therefore, do not judge.”

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