As time passes, it is a common occurrence for everyone to develop noticeable wrinkles on their face. It is natural for our facial features to gradually lose some of their youthful plumpness. However, the timing of these changes is largely controlled by our genes. Carly Johnson serves as a living example of this phenomenon.
Dubbed the “female Benjamin Button,” Carly, a 40-year-old mom from Stockport, Manchester, often finds herself mistaken for her teenage daughter’s sister. People get confused and assume Carly and her 17-year-old daughter, Kia Douglas, are siblings or friends. Carly’s friends jokingly refer to her as the female Benjamin Button due to this striking resemblance.
Rather than being bothered by these comments, Carly and Kia take them as compliments. Carly sees the confusion as something nice, but she does feel uncomfortable when men express interest in her attractive friend—who is, in fact, her daughter.
Carly tends to attract younger men, which she enjoys due to her youthful personality and love for partying. However, she wants to clarify that she is not interested in pursuing relationships with significantly younger individuals.
A tweet Carly posted to wish Kia a happy birthday gained tremendous attention, garnering over two million views from perplexed users. Carly explained that she and Kia are often mistaken for sisters, which happens wherever they go. She takes it as a compliment.
During Kia’s 17th birthday celebration, Carly approached a waiter and asked him to take a photo of them when her daughter returned from the restroom. The waiter was confused and thought they were two friends out for dinner.
Carly firmly believes that her youthful appearance is a result of her genes. She recalls how hospital staff used to comment on her grandmother, Betty Prendergast, looking like she was in her 70s despite being in her 90s.