This 80 year old Chinese model is living proof that you’re never too old to follow your dreams


A man born in 1936 in Shenyang, China probably isn't what you think of when you think of a model - but maybe it should be! Eighty-year-old Deshun Wang is breaking stereotypes all over with his inspirational model - and we've got more!




Wang didn't grow up in fashion. Instead, beginning at age fourteen, he worked as a streetcar conductor, ten years later becoming a theater actor. At age forty-four he decided he wanted to learn English - so he did, proving age is not and should not be a limitation.

At nearly fifty, he five years later began a pantomime troupe, followed by work in radio and film and then teaching runway modeling at a Beijing fashion school - and so began a revolution.




“Chinese had no sense of color or style. People wore black, white, gray, or blue. Some people wore army uniforms,” he says. “I wanted to start a sense for fashion among ordinary people.”




Wang decided he wanted to start modeling - so at the age of fifty he stepped into his first gym, and he hasn't quit since.

Surprisingly, Wang’s didn’t exactly plan his walk down the 2015 China Fashion Week catwalk. But you can bet that the decades of hitting the gym made his appearance much more impactful. Not everyone has the world calling them China’s Hottest Grandpa.



At eighty-years-old, already having lived an incredibly full life, Wang still has dreams to achieve. To help set himself up for success, he continues to work out every day from three to six in the afternoon and is always trying new methods to keep his body and mind healthy.

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