Pharrell Williams Has Not Aged In 13 Years

You've probably heard the age-old adage, "Black don't crack." It's the notion that Black men and women, including myself, have the ability to age gracefully, flawlessly, and with close to no effort — aside from the help of a little cocoa butter every now and then. (And, though we're not fans of stereotyping and broad generalizations, this cliché does appear to be rooted in some truth.)

There's one celebrity who's taken the theory and come to embody it through and through. And that mystical being is none other than Pharrell Williams.

The multi-hyphenated star has proven to be a veritable fountain of youth since coming on the scene over 13 years ago. Today happens to be Williams' birthday — and though his birth certificate indicates that he's 43 years young, his youthful visage may tell you otherwise.

To celebrate, we've decided to provide visual proof of his never-changing beauty. Click through for a timeline of his looks — but unlike Hilary Duff and Kylie Jenner, whose beauty evolutions we've documented in the past, he's not a style chameleon. In fact, the pics might conjure up déjà vu feels. As in: Wait, isn't this the same Pharrell I just saw two slides ago? Yes, yes it is. Maybe he's born with it — maybe it's melanin.
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Photo: Frank Mullen/WireImage.
2003
Pharrell blew up on the music scene at the age of 30 as an N.E.R.D. baby-faced rebel (and pretty much stayed that way).
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Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images.
2004
Even an army trucker hat can't distract from that youthful visage.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
2005
32 going on 13, people.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
2006
These heavy chains clearly don't slow down Williams (and his gift of outrunning Father Time).
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
2007
God bless that bone structure.
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Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images.
2008
Ditto that skin.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
2009
Bask in my ability to age gracefully and my hotness, is what we're getting from this shot.
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Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images.
2010
The backpack is definitely not helping our inability to single him out from our younger cousins.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
2011
In true celebrity fashion, the future could hold this scenario: Two years from now, Pharrell will reveal his secrets to staying flawless as cold water and Cetaphil. The rest of the world will reply: Yeah, right!
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2012
Here, we have pre-"that hat" Pharrell along with a hint of the blond locks he's seen rocking today.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
2012
Okay, the facial hair does age our young star slightly, but he mostly just looks like all of the boys in high school once they realize they can actually grow a mustache. Adorable nonetheless.
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2013
Pharrell once revealed to us in an interview that he's a huge proponent of guy-liner (which he's seen wearing here at the Met Gala). We definitely like dudes in makeup, especially when it looks this good.

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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
2014
Ta-da, the hat that brought Williams to new, extreme fashion heights. He eventually sold the topper on eBay, with all of the proceeds going to charity. As if we could love him any more.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock.
2015
Different hat, same baby face.
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2016
Aside from a lighter mane, the 43-year-old's beauty look has more or less stayed the same. Happy birthday, Pharrell! The beauty odds have, clearly, stayed in your favor for a while, and we think it's about time you pass along some of that magic (to us). It's only fair.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock.
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