You Betta Werk, Drag Grandpa
He may be an old Chinese man, but Liu Xianping sure knows how to rock teen girl fashions like frilly skirts and thigh-high stockings.
Tying it all together — and shaving off a few decades — with an big pair of sunglasses, Gramps has been posing for Yuekou, a online Tmall fashion store for females launched earlier this year by five recent college grads, including Liu’s granddaughter, Ms. Lv.
The 72-year-old's unlikely modeling career began while he was helping his granddaughter unpack clothes. “He picked up one piece and tried to give some advice on how to mix and match," says Ms. Lv. "We thought it was fun so we started shooting.”
Not only has Liu become an Internet sensation, but the online store's sales have quintupled. “Modeling for the store is helping my granddaughter and I have nothing to lose," says Liu, an inspiration for cross-dressing septugenarians everywhere. "We were very happy on the day of the shooting. I’m very old and all that I care about is to be happy.”
And don't think he won't work a wig too!