Youngest looking old man

This 50 Y.O. Singaporean Photographer Looks Half His Age

Meet Chuando Tan, the Singaporean photographer who will make you wonder just what the hell you’re doing wrong in life. Because believe it or not, Tan is actually 50 years old. Yes. That’s right. Five zero. And he seems to be getting younger every day.

His friends call him CD and this Asian model been catching eyes all over the world since recently appearing in an article for a Chinese news website. The half centenarian, who has over 160k followers on Instagram, co-owns photography firm ChuanDo & Frey, but it may come as no surprise to learn that he was once one of Singapore’s most popular male models back in the late 80s and early 90s. He even had a short career as a Mandarin pop singer before discovering his passion for photography as a 50-year-old man.

So what’s his secret on how to look younger? Well apart from superior genetics, he also works out a lot (obviously), and he’s previously commented on how he avoids baths late at night and early in the morning, and how he regularly eats Hainan chicken. But something tells us that we would hit the gym eight days a week and eat chicken every day for a lifetime and still not look as incredible as this guy. But that’s OK. Because we’re not jealous. At all.

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Meet Singaporean photographer Chuando Tan, otherwise known as CD

He might have the body of somebody in their twenties, but believe it or not, CD is actually 50 years old!

Yes, that’s right. 50. Five zero. And he seems to be getting younger every day

He was once one of Singapore’s most popular models back in the late 80s and early 90s

He even had a short career as a Mandarin pop singer before discovering his passion for photography

So what’s his secret to looking youthful?

He’s previously commented on how he avoids baths late at night and early in the morning


He also works out

A lot

He likes to eat lean meat like Hainan chicken

Mingling with celebrities also helps to keep him young. Probably

It’s no surprise that CD has over 160k followers on Instagram

Did we mention this guy is 50?!

How a Man That Looks 20 at 50 Lives and What His Diet Is Like / Bright Side

Chuando Tan is a photographer from Singapore who attracted the attention of the whole world to himself by not only taking photos of other people but his own photos too. Why is this so interesting, you ask? Chuando was born in 1967, which means he is 51 years old now but he looks as if he is 20. So what’s the secret?

Bright Side decided to find out everything and learned how this person lives, what he does, and what he eats. Perhaps we will find the secret of eternal youth from this “Dorian Gray?”

How did it all start?

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It’s known that this Singaporean man used to work as a model in the 1980s; he even managed to become a pop singer in the ’90s. But his career in singing didn’t last long and that’s why Tan chose another activity — photography. Once, instead of posting another work of his, he posted a photo of himself and that’s when it all started.

The photographer shared in one of his interviews, “I started an Instagram account because some friends told me that clients these days would want to know how big a social media following a photographer had. In order to pepper my account, I posted several photos of myself to share my thoughts in captions.”

The users instantly noticed that Tan doesn’t change and doesn’t look as if he was 51 years old. Some people think it’s all about genetics, others that the secret is in the place he lives because Singapore has clean air, good medicine, and products of high quality. But to be sure in those guesses, let’s see how the photographer spends his day.

He eats 6 eggs for breakfast.

© thekidwiththekodak

Tan sticks to the principle that you are what you eat and believes that the health condition of a person, as well as his appearance, depends 70% on the food he eats and 30% on exercises. That’s why he eats 6 hard boiled eggs for breakfast with only 2 yolks (due to cholesterol). Additionally, he drinks a glass of milk and sometimes adds avocado with berries to his breakfast. This is a good amount of protein and energy for the beginning of the day.

Apart from eggs, he eats chicken with rice, grilled vegetables, and fish soup during the day. The photographer admits that ice cream is his weakness and that’s why he sometimes eats it but only in the first half of the day. He also avoids coffee and tea but drinks a lot of water. He doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink alcohol, and eats a salad made of fresh greens for dinner.

He spends about 90 minutes on exercise per day.

© chuando_chuandoandfrey / @instagram, © chuando_chuandoandfrey / @instagram

Tan does strength training 4 times a week, or at least 3 times if he is too busy. He spends no more than 30 minutes on this activity. Strength training is always followed by cardio training; however, due to a knee injury, he doesn’t jog but walks at a fast pace on a treadmill. Moreover, he tries to swim every day — he attends a swimming pool in the evenings and swims there for about an hour.

He does only what he likes to do.

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Perhaps it will sound trivial but how many of us do what we really like and want to do? Perhaps that’s the secret of eternal youth? Because everything that you do affects the psyche and, therefore, the whole body.

Tan says, “I have tried many different jobs and stopped at what I really like. I love people, love communication, love to set up a photo shoot, and love to take photos. If you do what you don’t like, then you’ll be feeling bad and, of course, it won’t strengthen your health.”

He doesn’t use skincare items.

© chuando_chuandoandfrey / @instagram

Some people are sure that Tan gets plastic surgery and uses some special cosmetics. But here is what he says, “I have sensitive skin that’s why there are only 2 things I use daily: gel face wash and moisturizing cream.

Once he was gifted a Botox procedure. He tried it but didn’t like the effect. He didn’t visit cosmetologists since then. However, Tan admits that he does use hair dye because of his gray hair.

He doesn’t take a bath late.

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In fact, he tries not to go to bed after 11 PM and wakes up early every day. Tan is sure that working at night and watching movies after midnight don’t improve the health. In order to get good sleep, he stops eating 5-6 hours before going to sleep.

Chuando says, “Trust me, going bed early is worth it. Having had enough sleep, you’ll be able to do more things during the day rather than if you work at night.”

So what’s the secret?

As it often happens — everything is very simple: work that you love, a healthy diet, full-time sleep, and exercise. Jared Leto, Chris Evans, Margot Robbie, and many other celebrities stick to the similar lifestyle. Do you agree that all of them look younger than their real age? Moreover, they claim that they haven’t had any plastic surgery.

What lifestyle do you stick to? Please tell us about it in the comments!

Preview photo credit thekidwiththekodak, chuando_chuandoandfrey

"I'm just an old man who goes to the gym" These people look half their age and are ready to share the secrets of eternal beauty: People: From Life: they try, but still for decades they appear before the public in the form of twenty-year-olds. Almost all of them are fond of sports and monitor nutrition, but each has a personal, often strange secret of eternal youth. Their advice, in a bizarre way combining a healthy lifestyle and superstition, was studied by nine0003

Blueberries and no straws

41-year-old Belinda Norton from Queensland, Australia believes she has found the secret to a happy life and eternal youth. She single-handedly raises two children, 13-year-old Zeid and 11-year-old Meka, works at school, blogs about the right lifestyle and writes books: memoirs, collections of recipes and useful tips. Norton graduated from the institute with a degree in physical education and several coaching courses.

“My main goal is to help all women be healthy and happy so that their children become even better. We need a world where children know how to properly take care of their bodies and health so that our world becomes a livable place, ”she explains on her website. nine0003

According to the Australian, the secret of eternal youth is a combination of a healthy lifestyle and psychological well-being, but her list of anti-aging tips also contains extremely unexpected items. For example, Norton encourages followers to never drink through a straw. According to the woman, because of this, wrinkles appear around the mouth. She considers blueberries to be the most useful product and advises eating them every day in any form. Norton recommends snacking on almonds, eating vegetables at every meal, adding spinach to all salads, and cooking salmon at least twice a week. At the same time, the Australian urges not to limit yourself and not to go on diets - this causes stress, and it ages. nine0003

Belinda Norton, 41

Photo: @belinda.n.x

Other than that, Norton's advice doesn't differ much from the standard recommendations for a healthy lifestyle: drink more water, be sure to use sunscreen, wear sunglasses and a hat, reduce the time spent on social networks and sleep more. Norton recommends avoiding long-distance running, which, in her opinion, wears out the body. Instead, she opts for walking, sprinting, and circuit training with weights. nine0003

The Australian believes that a positive attitude, monthly massage sessions and regular meetings with her friends helped her keep her youth. “There is nothing better than meeting friends: at a workout, an evening walk or even at breakfast. Girls need to regularly tease each other good-naturedly - this relieves stress, ”she assures. The bodybuilder tells all clients that massage is a necessity, not a luxury. “Uncompressed and flexible muscles do not hurt and are less injured. In addition, a person becomes more mobile, and toxins are released from him, which makes the body look younger and the skin takes on a healthier color, ”explains Norton. nine0003

“I look better at 40 than I did at 20,” laughs the Australian, although she admits that over the years she has to carefully monitor her diet and sleep patterns and spend more and more money on quality sportswear, shoes and skin care cosmetics .


Liu Yelin, a 50-year-old Chinese woman, became interested in sports only at the age of 20. It was then that the woman learned to swim and has not given up this occupation since then. Liu prefers open waters and swims in all weathers. This, according to the Chinese woman, helped her keep her youth and attract tens of thousands of subscribers. Due to her online popularity, Liu quit her job as a librarian and became a blogger. She often jokes that her new goal in life is to "travel around the world and wear beautiful swimwear." nine0003

Liu swam across the 40-kilometer Strait of Malacca, skydived from a height of 4.5 kilometers and practiced yoga in -30 degrees below zero. At the beginning of 2018, Liu cut through Lake Baikal in a bikini and arranged a photo shoot in minus 40 degrees. The Chinese woman called Putin to join her. “You are also forever young, luxurious man, no, ageless!” - the woman addressed the Russian president from the pages of the tabloids.

Liu Yelin, 50

Photo: Zheng Guangming, Ye Wen / ZumaPress /

In the fall of 2018, she found a new extreme hobby - she went to the Philippines to learn freediving - diving without equipment. The new occupation was not easy for her: not breathing underwater for three minutes turned out to be "unbearably painful."

Business partner and investor Liu Tegan Shi believes that the woman not only managed to maintain the appearance of a 20-year-old girl, but also changed the standards of female beauty in China: “Previously, white, modest and weak women were considered beautiful, but Yelin is gradually destroying stereotypes. She is brave, not afraid to try something new, I admire her courage.” In response to this, Liu only laughs and says that he will consider it a real achievement only if he looks as young at 80 years old. nine0003

Only her 23-year-old son is not happy about Liu's popularity. “I have to explain for half a day that this is my mother, and not a girl. Therefore, it’s not working out with his personal life yet, ”he smiles sadly.

"Never take a shower late at night or early in the morning"

53-year-old Singaporean photographer Chuando Tan took magazine covers for many years until he appeared on them himself. When the man was younger, he was considered one of the most popular fashion models in the country and was the soloist in a pop group. But real worldwide fame overtook him only at the age of 50. Then publications around the world published photographs of a man looking half his age. nine0003

He became the third Singaporean to have more than a million followers on Instagram. Only local stars are ahead of him - singer Lin Junjie and actor Aaron Aziz. In many ways, this was facilitated by moving to Beijing in April 2018 - they began to write about him on local social networks, and the number of subscribers almost doubled.

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Chuando is not too happy about fame: he started Instagram to promote himself as a photographer, not as a model. “I am constantly tagged in pictures by Indian users, even if these pictures are not related to me in any way. This is probably how they promote their accounts. They write me in private messages declarations of love and questions like "what do you eat and how do you take care of your skin." People still follow me out of a desire to know the secret of eternal youth. They are interested in my appearance, not my work,” complained the Singaporean. nine0003

He added that he sometimes gets annoyed by the high volume of messages: “They text me 'Oh, you're not 52, you just want fame' or they say that I look good because I don't have a wife and children. We are all human, who wouldn’t be pissed off by such comments?”

Chuando Tang, 53

Photo: @chuando_chuandoandfrey

Tang is ironic about his popularity. “People often ask me how I got famous. I don't know myself. One day I woke up and my followers skyrocketed. I was shocked myself." When asked how to keep his youth, he half-jokingly replied that "you need to exercise regularly, eat rice with Hainanese chicken, and never take a shower early in the morning or late at night." However, the man is a little cunning: every month he goes to the hairdresser to paint over gray hair that has already begun to break through, keeps a bottle of water near the bed, always drinks a glass of water on an empty stomach, sleeps six to eight hours, does not drink alcohol and does not smoke. nine0003

Chuando says he hardly cooks himself: he usually eats lunch and dinner at food courts. “I eat wherever you can get fish soup and chicken breast. The main thing is that it was tasty, and the products were fresh. At home, he only occasionally bakes chicken marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The man loves ice cream very much, but allows himself only once a month. For sweets, he prefers durian, but only in the morning.

"I'm just an old man who goes to the gym and takes care of himself," the Singaporean summed up his popularity. nine0003

Forever 20 years

68-year-old pensioner Hu Hai from the Chinese city of Shanghai won the title of "city's most modern grandfather" in 2016. However, the language does not turn to call him grandfather: the Chinese wears youth clothes, rides a skateboard and loves all kinds of physical activity. True, Hu prefers yoga and belly dancing to going to the gym. The man even performed as part of the corps de ballet at the local theater. In his free time, Hu loves to sing.

The man is sure that every person has three ages: biological, psychological and physical. He believes that his own psychological age is about 20 years old, and his physical age is about 40 years old. nine0003

Hu Hai, 68

Photo: @xyjesse

Hu's father died when he was a child, so the boy, his six brothers and sister had to help his mother. As a young man, Hu worked in a textile factory, but dreamed of performing on stage. “Many people wanted me to sing, dance or act in the theater, but because I was a member of the Communist Party, I could not leave the factory and do this,” he explains. At 40, Hu Hai changed his profession and became an economist. Glory overtook him after participating in the competition for the title of the youngest grandfather. He was invited to TV programs several times, was called to shoot in fashion magazines and to fashion shows. nine0003

Hu considers daily yoga classes, meditation, and the habit of hanging upside down for half an hour as the main secret of maintaining appearance. The last exercise, in his opinion, prevents wrinkles and hair loss. He prefers to eat small meals and takes vitamins and collagen tablets.

“Everyone will grow old sometime, this cannot be avoided. But if you feel old and just want to die, if you no longer want to learn something new, then you really got old, no matter how old you are, ”the man believes. Every day, Hu tries to learn something new - this is how he fights old age. nine0003

The youngest old man in the world: nehludoff — LiveJournal

The main plus of a car in another country is that you manage to see several times more than usual during your vacation, and you can get into amazing situations that fall on you on the road. For example, now I woke up in a hotel in the center of Florence, and yesterday we were driving from beautiful cozy Siena through the Chianti hills. I wanted to see what they are like live, these legendary Chianti vineyards. Well, we were not lucky - at this time they look something like this:

And then we decided to stop by the town of Gaiole in Chianti to have a bite to eat and drive further along the road to the "Valley of Castles", where almost every hillock has an ancient fortress. Gaiolet itself is a very pretty village, but there was also a meeting there, which, probably, pays for all the costs and troubles about the trip. We are walking along the narrow streets, and suddenly we see some grandfather looking at us from above. And smiles.

We got up, talked, and found out that this was Ricardo, that he was originally from Rome, but now he lives here, a couple of kilometers from Gaiole, in the town of Vertina and makes olive oil. That he went through the war and lost two fingers under the bombing. That he believes that the main thing in the world is love, that the most interesting tricks are about picking your nose, that his wife Anna-Maria is already the second, and the first in heaven. That he's "closer to 90 than 85". In short, it's amazing how much we learned about Ricardo in five minutes. In general, before we had time to look back, he called us over and we climbed the winding road to his incredible house with the most stunning Stendhal view

The house he built himself from scratch, on ruins. And it's really incredible. It's full of antiques, all sorts of curiosities that Ricardo has been collecting all his life. There are cute things, and there are things that tell scary stories. For example, a tag his wife from a concentration camp in Africa, where she was taken as a baby.0078

I don't know what happened to us there. He liked us, probably, or rather, Nastya charmed him. He talked non-stop for almost an hour and a half. He talked about himself, about his family. For example, he was born and raised in Piazza Navona, and as a boy he dived into the fountain of the four rivers. He is clearly from a noble and ancient family, this can be seen in everything - in the way he carries himself, in his speech, in the way he gestures and what his house is filled with.

We laughed, then wept (honestly), then we laughed again. When I translated for Adelke, my voice often trembled. Difficult to explain...

The most amazing thing is that Nastya liked him very much too. Usually he avoids strangers, but here she not only answered his questions in English, but also laughed, listened attentively, and without antics kissed him on both cheeks when parting.

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