An 81 Years Old Model Changed China’s Views On Aging

An actor by a profession, Deshun was born in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang in the year 1936 and started working in pantomime.

He's known as China’s hottest grandpa.

It’s a rare sight to see grandfathers with ripped abs and a body that could put any 25-year-old to shame. But this ‘grandpa’ from China has made the world to go ga-ga over his stunning physique and dashing looks that can make any man half his age, feel conscious about himself. Read the article to know the complete story.

Wang Deshun

Actor, artist and now model—meet 81-year old Wang Deshun who had shocked the world with his striking appearance after he seemed bare-chested on the runway for China Fashion Week in 2015.

A chance discovery turned story of fame and popularity

China’s leading designer Hu Sheguang had found Wang’s photograph in QQ Wang’s cell phone where the musician was making tracks for his show.

Wang’s energy shocked the designer, who instantly asked who he was.

“Who is this old man, looking so energetic?” Hu had asked. His question brought him the face-to-face with Wang Deshun who at that point gladly took up the catwalk offer. Everything else turned out the path, as we know it.

China’s ‘old fresh meat’


As per the New York Times, men aged 50 are referred to as grandad or grandfather in China, though most resign by 60. But Wang doesn’t fall in both of the classifications.

He broke all stereotypes

Wang has spent the last few decades breaking all stereotypes that accompany maturing and has worked to ensure that his mind and body oppose everything that comes with old age.

He is an inspiration to young generation

Not only did he make his modeling debut at the age of 79, but also is an instructor at a Beijing fashion school where he teaches youngsters how to do the catwalk.

Wang keeps himself fit

In spite of his increasing age, Wang never moved to the limitations that age carried with it. Indeed, he started going to the gym at 50 years old, with the sole point of getting his body fit as a fiddle for his acting profession.

Still young by heart and body

Fast track seven years later and now he has a sculpted body and lithe form to boast off. “People are surprised that an old man like me can have such good muscles,” Wang told reporters.


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