80 Year Od Model Struts on Runway With His Swagger
By Evangeline Ovwighotu
Runways almost never feature older models, let alone an octogenarian with more than half of a century in life experience. This 80 year old model grandpa is proof that anything is possible.
Wang Deshun is an actor and artist from china with a goal to defy the aging process by staying fit and challenging himself to try new things which includes his modeling career, which captivated the crowd at the china fashion week during a runway show last year.
The octogenarian model works out three hours a day, and he used to teach modeling and organized fashion shows when he was younger, but only debuted on the runway last year and now he is a national icon in china. He is known as china’s hottest grandpa on social media, while fans openly admire him for breaking into modeling at an advanced age.
He strongly believes that the key to succeeding in anything including fashion is simply choosing a goal and never giving up. As he feels that it is one’s state of mind and not your age that matters.