I’m one of the UK’s youngest grans and still get ID'd – people may judge but at least I can run around with my grandkids | The Sun

ONE of the UK's youngest grandmothers says she looks so young that she still gets asked for ID.

Rachel McIntyre fell pregnant aged 15 and now she's 34-years-old, she welcomed her first grandchild three weeks ago.

People are shocked when she tells them she's now a granny and some even assume her granddaughter is HER child.

"People don't even believe I'm my daughter's mum," the model says. "They look at me in complete shock when I tell them.

"They're like, 'Wait, are you not sisters?'

"When I say I'm a granny too, it's even more of a shock.

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"I always get asked for ID because I look so young.

"It's annoying, but it's a bit of a compliment too."

Rachel, from Edinburgh, became a teen mum at just 16-years-old.

Similarly, her eldest daughter fell pregnant at 17-years-old last year.

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She had some reservations about being a young granny because she knows how hard it is being a young, full-time mum.

"My daughter's only just turned 18 and I was very shocked when I found out she was pregnant," Rachel says.

"But once it sunk in, I started getting excited. I knew that I was obviously going to support her as well."

While Rachel is enjoying settling into her new grandma role after the baby's birth on July 25, she admitted that it was stressful watching her young daughter in labour.

The mum-of-two, who also has a ten-year-old daughter, added: "Thankfully my granddaughter is such a good baby.

"She doesn't really cry. She just makes noises when she's hungry and eats and sleeps."

Rachel, who can't wait to get back into the gym after a recent tummy tuck in Turkey, said she loves being a nanny with lots of energy.

"I'm looking forward to getting into the gym to get my body looking the best it's ever been.," she says. "The biggest upside to being such a young granny is that I've got a lot more energy.

"When my granddaughter is a bit older, I can take her out to places and I won't be tired like older grannies.

"I don't think there's any downsides to being a granny at 34."

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While she hasn't experienced much judgment, Rachel believes it won't be long until she does.

"People will criticise anything these days," she says. "Life is all about being happy, and as long as you're happy, then you'll go far."

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