High School Photo Of Prince Emerges & Provides Further Proof That He's A Mystical Creature Who Doesn't Age — PHOTO

One of the only certainties in this life is that we, as humans, will age. Living means watching your body and mind atrophy, your bones become brittle, and your smooth skin give way to wrinkles, in a process that terminates in death. Unless you're Prince. Judging from a photo of Prince in high school that has surfaced, it's highly possibly that he is an immortal creature from a mystical realm.

The man literally doesn't age. At 56, he looks pretty much the same as he did in high school. The only scientific explanation for this is that he is at least half JRR Tolkien-style elven being.

The primary differences between today Prince and adolescent Prince is the presence of a JV basketball uniform. Another piece of news that may seem shocking is that the High Priest of smoldering androgyny was a sports bro in his teenage years. Who'd have thunk it?! According to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Prince played a bevy of sports including football, basketball, and baseball and "hung around with the jocks" in middle and high school. Even at his short stature at 5'2" (add a few inches to that with high fro) his ex-basketball coach said that he was an "excellent player." He forgot to add "majestic life force not of this Earth."

Ahh! He already had that signature 'tude about him as a youngin'. For your reading pleasure, here is an article about Prince's teenage sports career.

Just for good measure, take a look at Prince at the 2014 Brit Awards.

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One more time, Prince as an adolescent. Put a hat on this kid, and he's 56-year old Prince.

Another one from the Brit Awards. IS HE DRINKING THE BLOOD OF UNICORNS??

Also, his Afro was in the same bombastic condition at this year's Grammys as it was back then.

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May we all find the Fountain of Youth that Prince apparently bathes in nightly.

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