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Well, Why Not: This Chinese Grandpa Models Women's Clothes

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72-year-old Liu Xianping gets the grandfather of the year award. While helping his grandaughter, who goes by Ms. Lv, unpack some women's clothing for her online boutique, he inadvertantly became a model for her store. He picked up one piece and tried to give some advice on how to mix and match, Lv told China Newsweek. "We thought it was fun so we started shooting."

Lv's business has quintupled in sales since Xianping began modeling her fashions, according to NYDN. "Modeling for the store is helping my granddaughter and I have nothing to lose," he said. "I'm very old and all that I care about is to be happy."
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