Shauna Rae explains how she is going to look when she is older
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The star of reality series I Am Shauna Rae has revealed how she thinks she is going to look when she is older.
Standing at three feet, 10 inches tall, 23-year-old Shauna Rae has been labelled as being 'trapped inside a kid's body'.
Her condition is a result of brain cancer treatment when she was just six months old, which caused damage to her pituitary gland.
This then developed into pituitary dwarfism, meaning that she weighs just 50 pounds and stands at the 'average height of an eight-year-old'.
The release of the TLC show has brought Shauna celebrity status and viewers are intrigued in how she goes about her day-to-day life.
Recently chatting on her TikTok account, Shauna answered a fan question which read: "Since you're stuck in an eight year old body does it make you wonder what it's gonna be like when you get old in the future."
To which the reality star firstly opted to first correct the 'wording' of the question, explaining that the 'body of an eight-year-old' is merely a catchphrase attached to her.
"I don't personally connect with it, I think it's actually very inaccurate. I am not stuck in the body of an eight-year-old," she said.
"I am a 23-year-old woman whose body is 23 years old, it's matured, it's gone through puberty, like I've grown in areas that eight-year-olds don't until they hit puberty, which is later in life.
"So therefore I'm not in the body of an eight-year-old, I am just a shorter statuted woman."
Shauna also went on to answer the fan question and admitted she's not sure what she will look like when she's older.
"I'm definitely going to age because the pituitary gland does not render aging, it doesn't even control it," the TLC star said.
"That's not the part of the brain. That's the hypothalamus, which overall, yes, there's the pituitary gland encompassed in it, but not those hormones are confirmed by the pituitary gland.
"So I'm going to age - I have aged since I was younger. I think if you look at my face, you can see that I am in my 20s. And I think as I get older, I'm going to look older and anything aging-wise is due to genetics."
Shauna added: "But I think what's going to be funny is when I get super old, like to the point of like, old old, where we start to, like, shrink kind of innocence, like, you have extreme human shrinks, like an inch to two inches.
"I'm wondering if I'm going to shrink?
"And then how much am I going to shrink? Like, am I going to shrink more than average?
"Am I going to shrink less than average? Am I going to shrink at all? Like, I'm very curious, because I don't want to get shorter."
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