Wang Deshun

Wang Deshun

Elderly Chinese actor and artist turned model
Country: China

Content:
  1. Elderly Chinese actor and artist becomes a model
  2. Revealing the secrets to his success
  3. A surprising diet
  4. Breaking stereotypes and following dreams

Elderly Chinese actor and artist becomes a model

Van Deshun, an 80-year-old Chinese actor and artist, has become a model for defying old age. Deshun believes that advanced age should never be used as an excuse for anything. After appearing on the runway shirtless in 2015, the elderly man has been featured in leading Chinese publications, earning him the title of 'The Hottest Grandpa'. With his perfectly toned body, hipster beard, and youthful features, Deshun looks as good as men one-fourth his age. Radiating with health, the 80-year-old Chinese man intrigues people of all ages, who are fascinated by his ability to maintain such a remarkable physique.

Wang Deshun

Revealing the secrets to his success

What does Deshun eat? What exercises does he do? In an interview with GQ, the world's oldest men's magazine, Deshun shares the secrets to achieving his dream physique despite his advanced age. Deshun first seriously started exercising at the age of 50 when he decided to join a gym. He dedicated enough time to workouts to avoid mental and physical problems that worsen with age. Currently, Deshun follows intense fitness training, sometimes lasting up to four hours a day. It's hard to believe until you see Deshun sweating in the gym alongside young people. It is the combination of strength training, cardiovascular exercises, and stretching that has allowed the elderly Chinese man to receive regular invitations to fashion shows, where he is ready to strut down the runway without a shirt. Deshun insists that working on the "wings," the widest muscles of the back, and performing extreme movements like putting his leg behind his ear help him maintain his youth and flexibility. In warmer months, Deshun prefers swimming, while in winter, he dresses in a jumpsuit to go ice skating.

Wang Deshun

A surprising diet

Those who think that Deshun only consumes protein-rich, gym-friendly food are deeply mistaken. The elderly model eats whatever he wants. For example, Deshun enjoys pancakes, sweet pastries, and jello for breakfast.

Wang Deshun

Breaking stereotypes and following dreams

As a living refutation of numerous stereotypes associated with aging, the "Hottest Grandpa" from China shows that one does not have to acquire a beer belly and limit oneself to activities like bowling or knitting in their golden years. Following in Deshun's footsteps, who not only struts down the runway but also tries his hand at modeling and being a DJ, it is clear that it is never too late to pursue one's dreams.

Wang Deshun

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