The internet's weak at the knees for this seriously buff grandpa.

China’s Deshun Wang celebrated a significant milestone on September 20th: he blew out the candles on his 80th birthday cake.

Eighty is a milestone. There’s no doubt about it. By the time you hit 80, your foot’s well and truly on the brakes. You don’t get out as much. You might have the occasional fall. You insist that you’re still fine to live by yourself. You rip off your shirt and strut the catwalk –

Wait, what?


So, needless to say Wang isn’t your average 80-year-old.

Attention was drawn to Wang Deshun after a fashion show in late 2015, in which he walked the catwalk topless, exhibiting his flowing locks of white hair and super-toned tummy.


Wang – who became a grandfather in 2013 – devotes a lot of his time to daily exercise, in an effort to defy the physical and mental ageing process.

He told the New York Times, “Morning is my learning time. I read books and news. From 3 to 6 p.m. is my exercise time, in a gym near my home”.

The former actor was born in Shenyang, China, and began his acting career at the age of 24. He worked in the film, theatre and radio industries for a number of years before moving into fashion.

He hit the gym for the first time at 50… before taking to the catwalk at the spritely age of 79.

Basically our hero... via Getty Images.

There's hope for us yet, people... there's hope for us yet.