Is This 72-Year-Old Grandfather The Next Kate Moss?
When 72-year-old Liu Xianping went to help his granddaughter unpack items at her teen clothing boutique, he had no idea it would be the start of a groundbreaking modeling career. “He picked up one piece and tried to give some advice on how to mix and match,” his granddaughter explains. “We thought it was fun so we started shooting.” The resulting photos show a poised and lithe Xianping cutting a striking figure in colorful skirts, jackets, and knee-high socks, and they’ve gotten so much attention in the Chinese media that sales at his granddaughter’s store are five times higher than they were before he made his modeling debut. No word on whether Xianping will be accepting other modeling gigs, but for now he seems to be taking his new-found fame in stride: “We were very happy on the day of the shooting,” he says. “I’m very old and all that I care about is to be happy.” [Oddity Central]