Is this the world’s hunkiest granddad? Meet the 80-year-old Chinese model whose rippling body has the fashion world swooning

By Sarah Fitzmaurice

  • Deshun Wang took to the catwalk for the first time aged 79 in China
  • His gym-honed body has seen him branded ‘world’s hottest grandpa’
  • The Shenyang native has been acting since he was 24
  • Only began going to the gym aged 40 but now has an impressive body

With his gym-honed figure, hipster beard and youthful looks you’d be forgiven for thinking Deshun Wang was half his age.  But the actor and model is in fact 80-years-old and is being dubbed the ‘world’s hottest grandpa’, after proving a hit on the runway in China.  Deshun has proved that you are never too old to take up something new, walking his first catwalk just a year ago, at age 79.  And despite his toned body, that men a quarter of his age could be envious of, the hunky octogenarian only started going to the gym at 40 and only began working on his abs at 70.

And despite his toned body, that men a quarter of his age could be envious of, the hunky octogenarian only started going to the gym at 40 and only began working on his abs at 70. Deshun was born in the Chinese city of Shenyang before becoming an actor at 24. He has starred in films including The Forbidden Kingdom and Warriors of Heaven and Earth, before trying his hand at modelling. And it was at last year’s Chinese fashion week where Deshun really came into his old, winning over the fashion pack.  80-year-old male model Deshun Wang steals the show on the He told the Times: ‘Many people started noticing me after a catwalk show. Some people call me “the hottest grandpa”. ‘Some also said that I’m an instant internet sensation. But do you know what? To prepare for this day, I’ve been getting ready for 60 years.’

Speaking about his success in a video, which has since gone viral he says: ‘There is no too late. No one can stop you from succeeding, you just need to set your mind to it.’


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