Ana Rochelle Pondare is living the life of Amitabh Bachchan’s character in the movie Paa. The actor played a patient of Progeria, a genetic disease that’s responsible for ageing early in children. A real-life family with many children suffering from Progeria does exist in India, and now there’s a case of a Filipino girl who has just turned 18 but her body has aged so much, she looks and feels like a 144-year-old woman!
This makes Ana Rochelle Pondare the longest living Asian woman but not through the proper ageing process. On her 18th birthday in June 2015, Rochelle dressed up as a princess and sat on a throne at her theme party. She also was visited by Sarah Geronimo, a Filipino singer and actress whom she idolises.
Sarah Geronimo and Ana Rochelle Pondare
Rochelle also regularly shares her selfies and other pictures on her social media account, without worrying about the reaction to them (which are mostly positive). Watch the story of teenager Ana Rochelle Pondare who has just turned 18, but looks like a 144-year-old! Know about her daily struggle to survive, even within her family when her father used to beat her up and her mother finally left him. Rochelle has overcome all that now and is a cheerful 18-year-old and helps the family earn a living. And, she also has a little boyfriend – Ricardo!
Watch video here to know more.