A young man was dubbed the most romantic man in Kazakhstan after he dressed up as his 17-year-old girlfriend so he could pass a school exam for her.
Ayan Zhademov, 20, of Kazakhstan, wanted nothing more than to please his girlfriend, whose name has not been released, after she told him how frantic and worried she was about her end-of-school exam.
When he couldn’t calm her nerves as the exam date approached, the smitten Zhademov did the extraordinary by dressing up as his girlfriend so that he could take her exam in her place and pass it, Yahoo News UK reported.
The test, the Unified National Testing in Kazakhstan, is very important as it is the country’s national exam that students must take when finishing school in order to gain a place at a university.
Zhademov’s daring stunt involved wearing makeup, a black wig, and a white blouse and grey skirt that belonged to his girlfriend.
However, before the exam, school administrators suspected something was a little off and took Zhademov into questioning. It wasn’t his drag that tipped them off; rather, it was the fact that Zhademov’s undercover identity didn’t resemble the picture of his girlfriend on her identity card.
A spokesman for the exam board said:
“We suspected it might be another woman that had taken the candidate’s place, but we never suspected it was a man that had taken her place. At least not until he started speaking.”
Zhademov was fined 1,400 pounds ($2,170) for his actions, but he did gain a little notoriety as other students deemed him a hopeless romantic.
Dariga Nesterova, a fellow student, said:
“It was stupid but very romantic. Sometimes love leads us to do silly things, I wish my boyfriend was this romantic.”
Another student, Goga Korzhova, said:
“She’s lucky to have someone as brave as this, someone who will risk everything for her.”
Even a local businessman, Olzhas Hudaibergenov, was delighted to see romance in full bloom, and he was so impressed by Zhademov ‘s stunt that he promised to pay half of the fine, saying:
“I suspect that his romantic moves in the future will be more legal.”
As for the girlfriend, she has to wait another year to take the exam.