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Chinese Weather Woman Stuns The World By Not Aging For 22 Years On Screen, And Here’s The Proof
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Chinese Weather Woman Stuns The World By Not Aging For 22 Years On Screen, And Here’s The Proof

We all have that one friend who, while everyone else descends into middle age with a certain paunchy weariness, is somehow still recognizable from their senior yearbook photos. Even down to that irritatingly youthful and carefree grin. How do they it? That’s exactly what people have been asking about Yang Dan, a 44-year-old weather woman from China’s state broadcaster CCTV.

A video of Ms. Yang have recently gone viral on Chinese social media, showing her at work over her 22 year stint as weather presenter. Astonishingly, she looks almost exactly the same as when she began her job as a 22-year-old back in 1996, when the Spice Girls ruled the airwaves and we were in thrall to snake, on our Nokia phones.

The video was originally shared by the weather program to mark International Woman’s Day, with the caption, “Many web users have grown up watching her show. They marveled why they have grown older but she hasn’t. What’s more? It appears she is younger and younger.”

Now being referred to as the ‘ageless goddess,’ the award-winning weather presenter has left people scratching their heads with wonder at what her secret could be. Some even joked that it was a conspiracy, and all 22 years worth of weather reports were filmed in a single day. How else to explain it? It’s either that, or the mythical fountain of youth is definitely located somewhere in China!

Scroll down below to check out the pics for yourself, and feel free to share your own anti-aging tips in the comments!

More info: Chinese Government Website (h/t: dailymail)

Watch the video below to see her through the years

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Mr.Fly
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kind of shocked by the fact that 1996 was 22 years ago as well.

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She definitely looks nice, but she also definitely has aged. If you compare the oldest and newest images you can see she's lost her childhood roundness in her face and has more defined adult features.

Clive James
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. She looks about 16 in the first one and about 22 in the last.

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John L
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great genes and Good Makeup. The genetic key is late puberty. The later one enters puberty, the longer lived and more youthful one looks. At 73 I am constantly assumed to be in my mid 50s. And it was because I didn't enter puberty until I was about three months from turning 16. I always considered it a curse, but not any longer. I got this from my Mother's genes. She will be 95 the later part of this month, and she doesn't look a day over 80. And she drives all over the SouthEast to visit relatives on a consistent basis.

Beans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The puberty thing isn't true at all. It's just genes as to whether you look older or not. I have always looked younger than my age, and get mistaken for 10 years younger all the time, and I entered puberty at 12.

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Brivid
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She stays out of the sun and has maintained her weight.

Beth
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

White people age every day, from birth. But Asian and black people stay young until one day in their 70s when they just hit 'old' and age overnight.

Cindy Swanson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It seems that way, but that's not quite true. White people have less collagen, so the skin wrinkles as they age. Darker skin has more melon in which collects under the skin as they age, leaving dark spots. That's how you tell the age.

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Ben S.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Come on! It evidence of the secret Chinese human cloning program! They just keep putting a new clone on every year. ;) /s

spirit wolf
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an Asian with lots of aunt's and great aunt's I must say it really does have to do with the diet... moderate exercise (yoga and tai chi mostly) and lots positive energy. Most of them looks at least 20 years younger than they actually are.

Clara The Idiot
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stay out of the sun, good genes and good makeup

Robyn Denton
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have a look in her house. There will be a portrait of an old, old woman in some dark corner.

Ana
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

eat healthy ,do excercises, and good genes

iblowsheep
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah well these are pretty small images. let;s see some well lit, high resolution, no makeup, closeup images, then see if it's still that impressive

Panda Weng
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess she pre-recorded 30 years' weather reports at 1996. Maybe 50 years?

Marko Vrček
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

theese are obviously not the sam woman. If you look carefully the nose changes... PS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-race_effect

thebridget
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You're right! There's no way she could have had a nose job within 22 years,!

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Alia Ris
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well not all Asian women, I think. *sigh*

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Shiggy Diggy
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

here comes the hate from american women

Tiffany Zhu
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looks very similar and has barely aged which is amazing. You can tell that she does look older but she looks only around at most early 30s in the last picture which means she had to be ~8 when she took the first picture but she's not ^^

Panda Panda
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They used a new girl every time. Just kept the name.....

Virgil Blue
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clone or LMD Android! You won't fool me robot overlords!

Echo
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wife is the same way. Carded till she was almost 30.

MissAnthrop
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My grandfather (asian) had in his late 70s still no wrinkles on his face and body. Not a single one. He looked like in his 50s till he died with 79

SanchaTheSeeker
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whoa, it's possibly makeup OR genes

dev mehta
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her secret? PMM progressively more make-up

clever_monky
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

we're asian looks younger than you though

okpkpkp
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What do I think? I think she aged.

Stacy Smith
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The secret is to not overeat or over consume calories in your lifetime. Then your skin doesn't stretch out like a deflated balloon and your body's energy isn't depleted.

Shahbaz Muhammad
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alien alien they r beautiful aliens

mntncrone
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not surprising. When you think about the differences in our cultural diets. You are what you eat; and what you eat definitely has an effect on how you age (in addition to basic genetics).

Bruce Ramsey
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's 44. I actually got carded by a checkout guy who thought I was a teenager when I was 39. But, now, people don't think anything of it when I tell them I'm 57.

Tony Reynolds
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not saying absolutely that this is the case, but I'm wondering if this is a western perspective because we aren't as familiar with Asian features, so we don't notice the details as much. I wonder if Chinese people also thinks that she looks like she hasn't aged.

Sha
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm Chinese. These pictures are too small so I can't actually tell, but I think she slightly aged. My mom is also famous for not aging (even among Chinese), but still looks obviously older that her (about the same age)

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marnidarr
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is magic. Wow. Usually, you can at least tell by the nose, since it never stops growing. But, no. Not her. If it's any longer, it's in a measurement smaller than millimeters!

Mare Freed
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With the right kind of skin care and protection from the sun, many people can keep their skin this young looking or close to it, but it absolutely requires beginning in your teens. I'm also betting she has never smoked, and is moderate about alcohol. Good job! I wish I hadn't smoked or done tanning when I was a teen/young adult.

Sven Mom
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she has aged VERY well, but aging is still evident presented this way. As in a series of photos to be able to compare.

Vincent Jay
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of Pat Boone and Dick Clarke; they never seemed to age for a long time.

CannelleRoll
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I got a simple explanation for everyone — hold on, *clears throat* Aliens.

KT Trondsen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the last picture she does look older than the first

Víctor Alfonso García Olmo
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Spain, we have an inmortal too. Jordi Hurtado, https://www.google.es/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diariosur.es%2Fnoticias%2F201702%2F17%2Fmedia%2Fcortadas%2Fjordi-k0FE-U212198807630KcD-490x578%40Diario%2520Sur.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diariosur.es%2Fculturas%2Ftv%2F201702%2F17%2Fsaber-durar-20170217121752.html&docid=qH83insTF1jyvM&tbnid=0wA-eon-ResgbM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwidsN_FwOfZAhXERhQKHZ7QCS8QMwg7KAgwCA..i&w=490&h=578&bih=962&biw=1920&q=jordi%20hurtado&ved=0ahUKEwidsN_FwOfZAhXERhQKHZ7QCS8QMwg7KAgwCA&iact=mrc&uact=8

bob
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is a thing called plastic surgery you know... Especially on chinese TV.

Daniel Trigueros
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On 2011 she actually looks younger lol !!!

Jonathan Eatsalot
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My blind friend didn't notice a difference either

Danny Meeks
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems like Karl Pilkington was wrong all along

Pavlina G
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

News flash. Different races show aging....different! Ugh.

Dork Fork Bork
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Chinese conspiracy, they just replaced her with a very similar looking girl every few years.

Shiva Teja
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same dress in 2003 and 2004?

thebridget
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Newscasters typically have to buy their own wardrobe, so yes, they probably repeat outfits quite often. You just don't notice it as much with men because they just wear boring suits

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Kerolos Saleib
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Having studied social aspects of china and women living there, they are highly influenced by american standards. She probably had to undergo serious face lifts or botox so she can a) keep her job, because once a women looks too old she's gone and b) meet unrealistic hollywood standards so they can continue to respect her. The social norms in china in regards to women on TV or of high stature are very highly sexualized and often compared to hollywood celebrities. Some even go to the extent of having their eyes changed so they can look more "American". This post might actually help her progress in her line of work because she was made popular in the western world. It is sad when you think about it. What i have seen and learned while being there is horrible for many women.

Donegalsean
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They use alot of sunscreen...

frank0ys
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...She aged but there's only subtle change. She looks really pretty!

varwenea
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This meme is applicable to the ladies in my family, so yes I believe it. :) WP_2018021...dbe8be.jpg WP_20180216_002-5aa4bdfdbe8be.jpg

Phoebe Bean
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know, maybe it's just my eyes, but I'd say she looks even younger...

Guo Yan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

我为什么从来没看过她播报的天气预报!

Ben Yang
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

照片都是今年拍的,只是换了背景

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Ojberretta Berretta
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and im here lookin fuken 22yrs older smh

Carol Williams
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Women aren't allowed to age on tv...have you ever seen the movie Looker?

lunagoth
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And her clothing style hasn't changed either

Hawk
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She may look like she hasn't aged but she definitely has, if you look at each picture you can see many differences

Lexi
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Asians don't really age... Lol! I'm full Korean and I was told that I look like I haven't aged really lol! I actually was told that I look better as I age than I was in my 20's.

Daria B
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm an Italo-Croatian and I've been told by Koreans I look younger than my age. While, back in my hometown, when I was an adolescent, I was often told I looked older, like an adult already. I'd love to think I'm aging backwards, but to be real, I assume it's just that when somebody looks different than the type you're used to seeing, it's harder to tell their age.

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Froganit Gamesy
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looks like 2 different people...

Wings
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Suspicious skip from 2006-2010 though... HEHEHEHE:)

Daniel Popescu
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She has great genes, money to take care of herself, but she may have also taken estrogen.

Waqas Rasheed
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Check this site for great health tips, http://www.HealthSalon.org

Valeria Ismerai Garcia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want all her fucking tips, beaty hacks and diet!

Jef Bateman
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember when I worked as a security guard in a casino we had an instruction manual that gave us guidance on how to tell whether we should "card" somebody. It said that it is particularly hard to tell how old East Asian and Southeast Asian women are. That guide was determined to be racist and removed from most casinos (I think it was originally published by Harrah's, but sold to a large number of other casinos).

Cindy Swanson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm white, but lived in East Asia for many years. It's not hard to tell at all if you know what to look for.

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Patrick McKenna
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks older to me. the same weight. some people don't put weight on when older.

Full Name
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to see some images not taken with a potato. Give me an actual proper photograph from the years for comparison. You can hide a lot of wrinkles in a tiny, low rez photo.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Phil The Computer
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Makeup. Asian. That's all I'm gonna say

Phil The Computer
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry not being racist, but Asian people I swear to god, don't seem to age at all imo.

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Mike P
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this racist? I feel like if you have to ask it probably is... Seems like this would be another example of "old white man says" and how he cannot tell them apart...

Analyn Lahr
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4 years ago

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There was a couple years missing. Maybe she took time off to have kids? Does China still have the one kid rule? I know nothing. But with a healthy lifestyle, it's easy to believe someone doesn't age much in 22 years. But hold the phone, 1996 was 22 years ago?! I swear I was in 3rd grade just yesterday. ;)

Martha Meyer
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one child policy was amended to a two child policy in January 2016. Chinese women are however still closely monitored every few months to make sure they are not pregnant without "permission". Forced abortions and sterilizations are common.

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Suburbs
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4 years ago

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Genetics. This is common among Eastern Asians (and people of African descent as well).

Helen Murphy
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4 years ago

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sorry but they all look like different people trying to look like the same person

John Smith
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to be fair her pussy hair has gone completely white

Mr.Fly
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kind of shocked by the fact that 1996 was 22 years ago as well.

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She definitely looks nice, but she also definitely has aged. If you compare the oldest and newest images you can see she's lost her childhood roundness in her face and has more defined adult features.

Clive James
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. She looks about 16 in the first one and about 22 in the last.

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John L
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great genes and Good Makeup. The genetic key is late puberty. The later one enters puberty, the longer lived and more youthful one looks. At 73 I am constantly assumed to be in my mid 50s. And it was because I didn't enter puberty until I was about three months from turning 16. I always considered it a curse, but not any longer. I got this from my Mother's genes. She will be 95 the later part of this month, and she doesn't look a day over 80. And she drives all over the SouthEast to visit relatives on a consistent basis.

Beans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The puberty thing isn't true at all. It's just genes as to whether you look older or not. I have always looked younger than my age, and get mistaken for 10 years younger all the time, and I entered puberty at 12.

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Brivid
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She stays out of the sun and has maintained her weight.