China's hottest runway model is an 80-year-old grandpa with great abs

Wang Deshun isn’t a 20-something, willowy, 100-pound waif — and yet he’s still one of the hottest attractions to hit China’s thriving fashion scene in recent years. The 80-year-old grandpa still has a rocking hot bod, smooth skin and a head full of luscious hair. Seriously, this guy is putting dudes half his age to shame.

Here he is strutting the runway:

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Wang Deshun walked the runway during China Fashion Week in Beijing. Photo credit:

…and showing off his uber fit bod:

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Wang Deshun shows off his hot bod at the gym. (Credit: Wang Deshun weibo)

Deshun made his runway debut at the age of 79 in Beijing, during China Fashion Week last March. Many remarked on how fit and energetic he appeared to be as he strutted half naked down the catwalk — perhaps even more full of life than the younger models.

Deshun says he keeps physically and mentally fit by exercising daily (he swims a little more than half a mile each day), DJing (yes, grandpa can spin) and acting. He previously appeared in action-packed flicks “20 Once Again,” “Warriors of Heaven and Earth” and “The Forbidden Kingdom.”

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Wang Deshun attends a forum on August 23, 2015, in Shanghai, China. Deshun began his acting career at the age of 24, after working as a “living sculpture” for many years, he began getting more work in television and film. (Credit: ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

In a recent interview, he said “One way to tell if you’re old or not is to ask yourself, ‘Do you dare try something you’ve never done before? “It’s about your state of mind. It’s not about age.”

“Nature determines age, but you determine your state of mind.”

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