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Glamorous, glitzy grandmas turn Beijing into their own personal catwalk

China, Beijing
August 27, 2019 at 18:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of elderly models, who call themselves 'Glamma', have become a huge hit on the mobile app TikTok and are taking to the streets of Beijing with their catwalk videos, as footage filmed on Tuesday shows.

The group consisting of four glamorous grandmothers, Wei Lin, Nianwen Wang, Xinghuo Wang, Yang Sun, are all aged between 67 and 73.

They were modeling enthusiasts who became good friends after participating in the same modeling club after retiring.

"We have influence on young people. When they see how graceful and comfortable we are in our old age, they tell me that they are not afraid of becoming old any more," said Wei Lin.

In June, the four friends decided to model professionally and have been a viral sensation ever since.

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A group of elderly models, who call themselves 'Glamma', have become a huge hit on the mobile app TikTok and are taking to the streets of Beijing with their catwalk videos, as footage filmed on Tuesday shows.

The group consisting of four glamorous grandmothers, Wei Lin, Nianwen Wang, Xinghuo Wang, Yang Sun, are all aged between 67 and 73.

They were modeling enthusiasts who became good friends after participating in the same modeling club after retiring.

"We have influence on young people. When they see how graceful and comfortable we are in our old age, they tell me that they are not afraid of becoming old any more," said Wei Lin.

In June, the four friends decided to model professionally and have been a viral sensation ever since.

W/S Models Wei Lin, Yang Sun, Nianwen Wang, Xinghuo Wang, cat walking on street, Beijing

M/S Models Wei Lin, Yang Sun, Nianwen Wang, Xinghuo Wang, cat walking on street

W/S Models Wei Lin, Yang Sun, Nianwen Wang, Xinghuo Wang, cat walking on street

M/S Models Wei Lin, Yang Sun, Nianwen Wang, Xinghuo Wang, cat walking on street

W/S Models Wei Lin, Yang Sun, Nianwen Wang, Xinghuo Wang, cat walking on street

M/S Yang Sun cat walking

SOT, Nianwen Wang, Model (Mandarin): "I am the oldest of the four in Glamma. I will be 73 this November. I love being a model after I retired."

M/S Wei Lin cat walking

SOT, Xinghuo Wang, Model (Mandarin): "We are happy working together. Sometimes there is no need to discuss and plan with each other, we can walk and chat at the same pace on stage with tacit understanding."

M/S Nianwen Wang cat walking

SOT, Wei Lin, Model (Mandarin): "We have influence on young people. When they see how graceful and comfortable we are in our old age, they tell me that they are not afraid of becoming old any more."

M/S Xinghuo Wang cat walking

SOT, Yang Sun, Model (Mandarin): "The life of a retiree is very long. You have at least 20 more years in the future when you retire in your 50s. So you should make yourself better as much as you can."

M/S Wang reading

M/S Sun drinking

C/U Wang smelling flower

M/S Lin drinking

C/U Lin drinking

M/S Models posing

W/S Models posing

C/U Hair in hair curler

W/S Models getting ready for picture

M/S Wang combing her hair

W/S Models putting make up on *MUSIC AT SOURCE*

C/U Wang putting make up on

M/S Wang putting make up on

C/U Model putting make up on

W/S Models posing

W/S Models walking

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