Having a baby face when you’re a baby is expected, normal, and cute. It’s not longer so cute—at least for those wearing them—when they pass 20, 30, and even 40 but they are still sporting that baby face.
Then there is the other side of the spectrum. Teens, and even some younger than that, who somehow manage to look decades older.
Here are 50 photos of people’s faces that will make you scratch your head and think hmm.
1. They are the same age, right?
Look at the beautiful eyes and that red hair. Her and her little brother are so cute, aren’t they? Except she is 30, and she is his mom.
2. Have we time traveled?
Seriously, does this bunch look like they’re from this century? And to top it off, they’re all underage too. They look like 20 potato something farmers from the 17th century.
3. I get it
This really isn’t a member of the Belgian parliament. It was take your kid to work day and he was just sitting in dad’s chair, right?
4. What does she look like now?
This is a 14 year-old-girl. Bet you thought she was older, right? In her own words she looks like a 40 year old Russian housewife named Valenka.
5. 2-year age difference
It’s hard to believe, but there is only 2 years between these two. But those troublesome teenage years of puberty are different for everyone, so we hope junior caught up and filled out.
6. Student teacher
It’s a fact the Asians look young for most of their lives. Here’s a prime example of a teacher who looks young enough to be one of his students.
7. Secret agent
That’s a full-grown man, right? Wrong! He’s a 15-year-old dressed up for Halloween as an Agent of Shield.
8. Kids will age you
The baby in this picture is all grown up. And he’s telling us that worn out looking man that’s holding him—his dad—was only 19 at the time this shot was taken.
9. You haven’t changed a bit
Cute kid. I bet he has lots of teen girls in his school after him—assuming he’s as nice as he looks. The problem is, he is 27. He just stopped aging at 17.
10. The class of…
This is a page of 8th graders from an old yearbook. Did this guy get held back every year for about a decade or two, or were there too many hormones in the water where he lived?
11. Good morning, teacher
So apparently this childlike adult is old enough to be a teacher. I hope he’s teaching very young children, or else he’s getting no respect.
12. The camera can be cruel
This 14-year-old looks like a senior. Or anyone past the age when your face starts to droop. He’s actually jumping on a trampoline and the pic was taken at a moment when gravity was working against him—or at least his face.
13. Someone get a pic at 60
This is actor Jason Earles. He’s 28 in the picture on the right and he’s 42 in the picture to the left. And he’s probably still getting carded.
14. Middle aged?
This is an older Asian lady, right? And a very short one, at that. But no, what you are seeing here is a 13-year-old boy.
How old do you have to be to get married without a signature from your parents? Because it’s very hard to believe this guy is 26. Some have suggested the wife is a cougar and the sentence got cut off. It should say, “26 years younger than me.”
16. I bet she gets carded
She’s 22. And the more I look at this picture, the less I can believe it. There doesn’t seem to be anything about her that says 22 year old
17. I hate facial hair
But in this guy’s case, I can see where he needs it. Look at that baby face. Without the hair, no one would believe how old he was.
18. Japan’s ageless man
Is he part vampire? He writes manga, maybe that’s what keeps him young. Whatever it is, he certainly looks younger than his age.
19. This Jeopardy contestant
I’m sure there’s a minimum age to be on the show, so he must be older than he looks. And that coral colored suit isn’t helping matters.
20. A difference of decades
It’s not so good when you’re in the 4th grade and look like you’re 40. One can only hope that at 40 she doesn’t look like she is 70.
21. Ready for the first look
He’s the groom, not the bride’s little brother. I asked this already, but what’s the age you can legally marry? He looks way too young and the bad haircut isn’t helping. Or the chubby cheeks, for that matter.
22. The Rock
Wow. Just wow. 15 and 6’4”, 200 lbs. He had to move from Hawaii to Nashville, which meant a change in schools. Everyone avoided him because they thought he was an undercover cop.
23. Just a girl and her rabbit
She’s a kid, right? Not very tall, probably hasn’t hit that growth spurt at about 13. Wrong, she’s 22 and never had a growth spurt.
24. Happy 50th
Wait. What? That’s right, she may look like she should be celebrating her 18th birthday, but she is a 50-year-old woman with children.
25. I couldn’t date him
Okay, he’s of age and he’s cute. But I’m pretty sure we would be tailed by suspicious cops thinking I’m taking advantage of a 12-year-old.
26. He may look 13
But there he is with one of the members of Creed at a dispensary. A cannibals dispensary. He’s actually 21.
27. When you need to advertise
Poor guy. It got to the point where he got so sick of people thinking he was a kid, he needed to wear a sign. He’s 24. Of course, the pink hair probably doesn’t help.
28. That face
That was probably the face of glee, but the camera caught something else. A constipated senior wearing a bad wig.
29. I voted
Well, according to the button, she’s old enough to vote. According to her ID, she is 37 years old. I think her ID must be fake.
30. I just want a beer
In some cases, there is no denying that looking younger than your years is a good thing. But often, it just sucks when people don’t believe you.
31. She could pass for the victim
I can see why the commenter thought what they did and questioned the Sherriff’s Office. This 33-year-old woman looks like a juvenile.
32. Fake news!
This really does look like a picture of her younger self. This is Zeynep Tufekci. She is a professor with her degree is sociology and writes for the NY Times. All we know is that she was born in the last century.
33. Perhaps she’s in disguise?
A picture of this woman, who looks like an overweight 13-year-old boy, was posted to Craigslist. Apparently she’s in trouble with the law for being an “animal flipper.” Whatever that is.
34. Stranger Things
This is Millie Bobby Brown from the show Stranger Things. So maybe it makes sense that this 16-year-old looks like a 40-year-old real estate agent.
35. Big brother
No, that’s not an older sibling walking the little kids to school. That is their teacher. And he is 23 years old.
36. She’s not as she appears
At a quick glance she could pass as someone’s mom, right? Somewhere in her 30’s and settled in life. Nope, she’s 15.
37. Would you dare?
What do you look for in a lawyer, should you ever need one? You probably want someone a little scary and sharklike. Someone who can fight for you. Not someone who looks like they are 12.
38. She’s older than you think
A sweet-faced teenage girl, right? Actually, she is 32 in this photo. She had 3 degrees behind her and was starting her doctorate at John Hopkins when this was taken.
39. A blast from the past
Have you heard of the Scoville scale? If you like hot peppers, you probably have. For the rest of you, the hotter the pepper, the higher it ranks on the scale. This is the guy that invented it. Take of the mustache and he looks like a 6-year-old girl, right? And just plain silly!