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50-year-old ex-model has a body that’s enviable at any age

Let the accusations of “age-shaming” commence.

Meet ChuanDo Tan, a 50-year-old former model who’s clearly doing something right.

The Singapore-based fashion photographer has a massively popular Instagram account, crammed with fleshy snaps and slightly groany affirmations (“When you choose to see the good in others, you end up seeing the good in yourself.”)

His secret isn’t exactly a secret. He exercises obsessively:

“We believe health is very important and it opens us to all possibilities! Hence, we usually start our day by exercising before anything else, then after, we could be at the shoot, or having a meeting with a client etc.”

Not entirely sure why he refers to himself in the third person, but nevertheless he’s pleasing to look at.

Perhaps you’ll agree:

"When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself" ??? #happyhumpday – 7TH JUN 21:22

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I didn't change, I just woke up. #Morning ????? – 2nd APR 11:50

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"When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself" ??? #happyhumpday – 7TH JUN 21:22

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#Newyear #resolution "I'll be back!" ??

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Guess what ! There's no better reason than to be in a Birthday suit today ? ???? #celebratinglife – 3rd MAR 20:00

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#GoodEvening ! #So #HowWasYourDay ? ? Yap just woke up ?, yes phone out of juice #asyoucansee ??? – 20th MAR 18:53

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  • gary69mike

    He’s 50!?! DILF material for sure!

  • Xzamilloh

    Mmmph. Just wanna motorboat those pecs.

  • albert paine

    Sorry but “we” isn’t the third person. It’s the first person plural.

    • dean089


  • RIGay

    Sure, if my job were to work out for 4+ hours a day, my body would be enviable, too.

    When I lay down, I feel like I have the body of a god; when I sit up, I realize that god is Buddha.

    • Hussain-TheCanadian

      LOOOL Oh fck I cant breath; that is the funniest thing I read all day.

      I wanna tie him to my bed with my cuffs, and tickle;e the shit out of him!

  • nowliveit

    David Grant “slightly groany affirmations”
    Are you one of those people who disempower people by making fun of what helps people stay focused on what is right in this life? I guess I shouldn’t expect anything deeper than shallow.
    Just sayin’

  • ferraria

    Ahh being able to make time to exercise before “having a meeting with a client etc.”!

  • MacAdvisor

    As a fat, hairy, 60-year old gay man, let me just be very clear here: I hate him. I truly hate him. Deep to to the depths of my soul, I hate him.

    • mz.sam

      Live and let live (with or without Obamacare).

    • Xzamilloh

      LMAO!!! I like your kind of humor. It’s dark like my complexion and the soul I used to believe I had before I became an atheist

  • Heywood Jablowme

    It’s not just the exercise (except for the pecs!) although that certainly helps.

    I bet anything he’s NEVER been a smoker.

    • Frank

      Gay men still smoke at SUCH higher numbers that it is staggering and disturbing…

      Many gay men do it to fit in…

    • Xzamilloh

      Worst thing I ever started doing. Over a year since I last smoked, and if there is two things gays need to be aware of, it’s HIV and the health effects of smoking.

  • Frank

    His secret? Genetics.

    Nothing more…sorry…sure some exercise help but a lean diet is essential to a good healthy skin tone and body…people are always trying to find the magic key but lack discipline and commitment to doing simple things and there lies the problem and the setbacks…

    I am 42 (43 in November) and people ask me all the time this and that…

    I am eager to share that people DO NOT get enough sleep (7-8 hours a night…I get 9 hours because I LOVE SLEEP) for various reason some self-imposed (turn off your phone /any electronic device and get some black out curtains ) and others not so much (some people have erratic work schedules)…

    Also DRINK LOTS of water and stop drinking so MUCH damn sugar in everything thing especially in coffee and other over the counter beverages including fruit juice…just eat the damn orange or apple…JUST STOP IT…

    Lastly, make your meals and stop eating out those meals are full of salt and fat!!

    • ChrisK

      I get up at 5 a.m. so the black out curtains are kinda irrelevant. Everything else you say is spot on.

    • Frank

      Black out curtains for sleeping…turning off ALL ambient lights in the room…most people sleep in a room that has light coming in…

      Americans could be doing so much better if they would eat actual food and not processed foods; drink water and ditch SO much coffee and other sugar drinks…

    • batesmotel

      You’re absolutely right. This article could’ve put in a bit more info on his secret but doing some research. All it said was he gets up an exercises, which tells you nothing. And yeah he does look better than many twenty something year olds, but he’s also got a strict exercise regime, he seems to have a positive outlook, but that’s just from his posts. He’s got good genetics too.

  • He BGB

    When I saw he was Asian I was less impressed. I don’t know what the saying is, that is similar to black don’t crack, but Asians have it too. Genetics? Oily skin? Better diet? Culture and race? White people have fair skin that gets sun damage easily which is the worse thing for wrinkles and aging. Asians hold up well, but when they go, they GO. Like overnight.

    • Kangol

      “Asian don’t raisin.” Though Asian people, like people of African descent, sometimes do age visibly at the same rate as Caucasians….

    • ChrisK

      Especially when they like to party all the time. Ok that was my Asian friends. Believe me. They aged just as fast as me.

    • Frank

      Many gay men look older because they CRASH and BURN; partying in their 20s and 30s creating horrible habits (sometimes under the guise of fitting in) that are hard to break and then they lose momentum in their 40s and beyond….also work and other pressures are on you as you get older and without already establish positive habits (making your meals, reducing your alcohol intake, exercises, etc) things can go down hill fast…

  • Kieran

    I guess 50 really is the new 30.

  • mz.sam

    Bottom line: its not about age (excuses) but about fitness, health and wellness in life’s discipline…of which the vast majority of the LGBT community lack.

    • scotshot

      The bottom line is that you look at a fraction of a group of people. Those of us who are not as visible have good health.

      I don’t know how many avid runners have gone for a run and not come back due to a heart attack.

  • Kangol

    He’s really handsome, and clearly takes good care of himself, which is key. I just wish Queerty would go beyond the easy Instagram stories, though I do appreciate positive ones like this about hot guys, especially men of color.

  • Daniel-Reader

    Remember fat in food does NOT make you fat. Fat is a substance, like protein, which makes you feel full. Sugar makes you fat. Cut out sugar. Sugar appears in “low fat” foods as a substitute to give it taste. Your body can only process so much sugar at once so it turns the rest automatically into body fat. Also, there is no substitute for exercise.

    • Frank


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