An 80-year-old Chinese grandpa slayed all the dragons when he strut down the runway dominated by young fashion models.
Wang Deshun, a Chinese actor, made his modelling debut at China Fashion Week showcasing his six-packed-abs he started to work out when he reached the age of 70. Sporting a silver grey hair, confidence and spirited stride, Wang took the spotlight away from the young models.
He was oozing with energy that has caught the attention of American venture-capitalist Kai-Fu Lee. Lee shared Wangs video on his Facebook page and unexpectedly went viral after hitting more than 1.9 million views.
Wang, who is a married for 48 years, has two children and a 2-year old granddaughter. He never expected that from his retiring age, he could still be famous and became an internet sensation in the field of modelling industry.
When asked about the secret to his fountain of youth, Wang said in an article at boredpanda.com that “Nature determines age, but you determine your state of mind.”
So despite his ripening age, Wang did not wither to try new things and challenges in pursuit of staying fit and productive.
In an article published by buzzfeed.com, Mr. Wang studied English at age 44, learnt pantomime at 49, starting working out at 50, performed art form at 57, learnt horse ride at 65, started working on his abs at 70 and learnt driving motorbike at 78.
His activities for a day includes swimming, reading books and news and stayed at a gym near his house for three hours.
Wang added that he liked acting, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments.
He appeared in films such as The Forbidden Kingdom and Warriors of Heaven and Earth.