‘I’m Dating a 23-Year-Old Woman Who Looks Like An 8-Year-Old Girl — I’m Not a Creep!'


Dan Swygart, 26, has been romantically linked to Shauna Rae Lesick, 23, after they featured on her reality TV show in the USA.

The Briton has been accused of being a 'creep' and being attracted to 3ft 10in tall Shauna 'because she looks like a kid'.

But his parents who live in a small rural village in North Wales have leapt to his defence claiming their relationship is not romantic despite them going on dates on her I Am Shauna Rae TV show in America.

His mother Helen told MailOnline: 'Daniel rang me and told me the story has gone everywhere.



She added: 'They are just friends. There is no relationship.

'They are friends.'

Packing away his skis after a day out in the snowy Welsh mountains, his father Steven, 60, said: 'He has appeared in their show and that's the extent of it.

'That's it, it's as simple as that.

'He looks at her and thinks she is a tremendous person despite her disability, she's only small.'

Shauna was candid about how her parents are worried she'll attract pedophiles because she is 3 feet, 10 inches tall, the average height of an eight-year-old


Asked if there was any romance, Dan's father insisted: 'I think that's extremely unlikely.'

Dan and Shauna met up in a recent episode of her TLC reality show.

Her stunted growth is a side effect of brain cancer treatment that she received as an infant, and unfortunately, her disability has made it hard for her to find love.

Some people have questioned Dan's motives, especially after Shauna's parents voiced fears over her young looks attracting a paedophile.


In a video shared to Instagram, Dan defended his date with the reality star.

“If any man or woman can honestly say that they can see her as a ‘sexual woman,’ they are either lying or sick. PERIOD,” another allegedly stated, while a third described him as “creepy.”

'I think Dan would be a really good match for Shauna because he's very smart [and] adventurous,' her step-father told the camera afterwards.

'Shauna's smart but not very adventurous. I think he could pull her out of [her] comfort zone but still make her safe.



But many viewers slammed the relationship as 'weird', 'concerning', 'uncomfortable,' 'creepy,' and 'not right.'

'Sorry but the fact that he spotted her online and contacted her on purpose makes me feel uncomfortable since looks are usually the first and most important impression you get online,' wrote one person.

Her romance with Swygart is currently up in the air, however, with the travel blogger recently returning to his home in the UK while Rae remains residing on Long Island.

“I haven’t actually really thought about if Dan and I were in a relationship and how that would look,” she stated on the show. “I assume that we would probably try long-distance, but I’ve been in a long-distance relationship. It’s not my cup of tea.”



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