Meet “China’s hottest grandpa”

Wang Deshun is an actor, artist, DJ and motivational speaker who recently celebrated his 80th birthday and is looking healthier than most men half his age!

“I should wear a long robe, with the word ‘longevity’ embroidered on the front,” he said at his birthday party last month.

“Two young maidens should help me into an old-style wooden chair,” he said, pretending to hobble around.


To try and avoid some of the physical and mental issues that creep up as we age, Mr. Wang decided to explore explored new hobbies, including being a DJ at house parties, as well as increase his exercise regime.

Last year, he walked the runway at a Chinese fashion show causing a national sensation and gaining him fame among young and old Chinese alike.

“One way to tell if you’re old or not is to ask yourself, ‘Do you dare try something you’ve never done before?’ ” he said recently

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

Part of his fitness regime includes a half mile swim each day.


“Morning is my learning time,” he said. “I read books and news. From 3 to 6 p.m. is my exercise time, in a gym near my home.”

He drinks less alcohol than when he was younger, but doesn’t follow ant type of diet.

“I am not picky at all about what I eat. I eat whatever I want.”

We want to be half as motivated (and fit!) as Mr Wang when we’re his age!


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