A youthful-looking mother who still gets asked for ID when buying alc*hol says it is fla*tering when people mistake her for her daughters’ sister.
Rajan Gill, 50, from Coventry, West Midlands, is often left red-faced when buying alc*hol from the supermarket as cashiers often question her age, presuming she is three decades younger.
And it is not just stored assistants who get her age muddled up, strangers have often assumed she is her daughters’ Jasmine, 19, and Neelam, 25, sister.
The mum-of-three says it is fla*tering but ’embarra*sing’ for her children when people get confused about their ages.Rajan, who is a makeup artist, said: ‘The girls are often embarra*sed when someone asks if I am their sister but I think it is a massive compliment.
‘They are like ‘here we go again’ – but we do have a chuckle about it. I always feel fla*tered that people think I am the same age as them. Strangers have even messaged Rajan on her Instagram page saying they can’t believe how old she is.
‘It is crazy that I still have to carry my ID as I never know when I will randomly be asked at a supermarket if I’ve p*pped in for a bottle of w!ne.’It is a compliment but very a*kward.On one occasion Rajan was even asked for ID when she tried to buy spray paint for a radiator in a hardware store.’I think there is a huge pressure on the younger generation to look older than their age,’ she said.
‘Social media plays a big part in role models having fillers or wearing a lot of makeup which is why it can be confusing for cashiers.’Rajan, who has never had Botox, says there isn’t a secret behind her youthful looks.She said: ‘I don’t have any remedies – I guess, I just have good genes. I lead a healthy lifestyle, avoid fast food and take care of my skin by investing in an array of products.
‘But I don’t have a specific go to that I can praise for my looks as I change them all the time.’I have only just started getting fine lines underneath my eyes!’I may not have many wrinkles because I never sunbathe – I will go in the pool and stuff on holiday but I will never lie in the sun for hours on end.’I will sit in the shade as the sun can age you. I swear by products that help your skin too such as Bare Minerals as it doesn’t clog up your pores.’
Rajan’s husband Harpreet is ten years younger but the age gap has ‘never’ been a problem as Rajan is mistaken to be the younger one.She said: ‘I was appre*ensive about dating a younger man when I first met my husband but we just clicked.’He thought I was the same age as him and people always think I am the younger one so it hasn’t ever been a problem.
‘I don’t feel 50 but society makes you think you shouldn’t dress a certain way or wear make up as you get older.But I just do whatever makes me happy.’
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