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‘China’s hottest grandpa’ is an 80-year-old model and DJ

Dude can work a runway.


Jessica Machado


Published Nov 4, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:57 pm CDT

If you believed your dreams of being a model/DJ had already passed you by, think again. China’s Wang Deshun is 80 years old and living out every cool guy’s fantasies. 

The New York Times profiled the man known as “China’s hottest grandpa,” who walked his first runway at Beijing’s Fashion Week last year. And he’s lived quite a life—acting, singing, and posing as a nearly naked “living sculpture.

If Wang’s ultrahip lifestyle wasn’t envious enough, the father of two and grandpa of a toddler isn’t sitting around eating lettuce bowls like most models, either. “I eat whatever I want,” Wang told the Times. “Nature determines age, but you determine your state of mind.” 

Read more at the Times.

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*First Published: Nov 4, 2016, 11:14 am CDT