I’m 40 but younger men mistake me for my teen daughter’s sister
2023/07/05

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Carly Johnson, a 40-year-old travel agent from Stockport, Greater Manchester, frequently gets mistaken for her 17-year-old daughter's sister due to her youthful appearance. Strangers are often shocked when they discover that she is actually her daughter's mother. Johnson considers it a compliment and even refers to herself as the female Benjamin Button because she appears to "age backwards."

The resemblance between Johnson and her daughter, Kia Douglas, is so striking that they are mistaken for sisters wherever they go. Even restaurant staff have been confused and asked for clarification on their relationship.

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On one occasion, someone assumed Johnson was Kia's sister and brought out the staff to witness the truth.

A picture of the mother-daughter duo posted on Twitter gained significant attention, with many users expressing disbelief that Johnson was the mother. The image received millions of views and sparked comments about Johnson's youthful appearance.

Despite the mix-up, Kia isn't bothered by it and isn't embarrassed. She and her mother are close and even share clothes. Johnson hopes they can continue going out together even when Kia turns 18, although she questions whether it will still be considered cool to go out with her mom.

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While Johnson appreciates the flattery, things can get awkward when men mistake her daughter for her friend and express interest in her. Johnson has been single for two years and attracts younger men due to her youthful looks. Although she clarifies that she's not a "cradle snatcher," she enjoys dating younger men because she feels young at heart herself.

Johnson attributes her youthful appearance to good genetics. Her mother, who is 68 years old, also looks good, and her grandmother was fit and healthy well into her 90s. Johnson believes her family's genes play a significant role in her youthful looks and feels fortunate to have inherited them.

Overall, Carly Johnson enjoys the attention and compliments she receives for looking young, even though it occasionally leads to awkward situations.

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