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Celebrity Men Who Are Way Younger Than You Think  

Ann Casano
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List Rules Vote up the most surprisingly youthful stars.

Many of these surprisingly young male celebs have been in the spotlight for so long that it’s hard to believe their actual age. These athletes, singers, and actors are likely way younger than you thought, whether because of their public personas or their mature work.

Sam Smith sings with such emotion and soul that you'd think he was decades older. Daniel Radcliffe has been in the international limelight for years, but he’s still a young man. Josh Hutcherson and Harry Styles also number among celebrity men who are younger than you think, thanks to their appearances in gritty dramas like The Hunger Games and Dunkirk.

These youthful male stars seem like they may never age. Perhaps one day they will share their secrets; until then, we can all continue to be awed by their agelessness.

Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrity Men Who Are Way Younger Than You Think
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Hip hop artist Chance the Rapper, who was born on April 16, 1993, is a risk taker with incredible business savvy. He decided that he wanted to remain an independent artist, so he did not sign with any of the major record labels that were actively courting him. His determination was rewarded with three Grammy Awards and incredible mainstream success. The Chicago native is already giving back to his community; he made a $2 million donation to Chicago public schools in 2017.

 

Age: 25

Profession: Rapper, Singer-songwriter

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KJ Apa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrity Men Who Are Way Younger Than You Think
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KJ Apa

New Zealand heartthrob KJ Apa landed the role of Archie Andrews in the TV series Riverdale in 2017. Apa was born on June 16, 1997, but he seems more than capable of handling the twisty drama and dark suspense of the hit show.

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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrity Men Who Are Way Younger Than You Think
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Sam Smith's mature-sounding, soulful voice and deep emotional lyrics seem to defy his young age. The British artist, who was born in May 1992, took home four Grammy Awards for his debut album In the Lonely Hour in 2014. The album's ubiquitous single, "Stay With Me," was inspired by a one-night stand.

Age: 26

Profession: Singer-songwriter

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Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrity Men Who Are Way Younger Than You Think
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It's hard to believe that Bryce Harper, who was born on October 16, 1992, has already played so many seasons for the Washington Nationals. Harper made his MLB debut at just 19 years old, and earned the Rookie of the Year Award in 2012.

Age: 26

Profession: Baseball player

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