Hip Pensioner Becomes Model After Posting Photos On Reddit


Hip Pensioner Becomes Model After Posting Photos On Reddit

Age is nothing but a number, especially if you're well past 50 and still looking more dapper than most people in Shoreditch under 30.

This is Philippe Dumas and he's got more game than you and me. No question.

His lifelong dream was to become a model, according to The Daily Mail, and now he's achieved it, thanks to Reddit.


He posted numerous images of himself on the site seven months ago and to date he's tallied up over 360,000 views.

Captioning his portraits he wrote: 'Retired but not out, giving a last go to my lifelong dream of becoming a model, do I have it in me?'

Now though, his career is going from strength to strength.


He has featured in shoots for Getty and Joop! Homme and photographer Emma-Jane has captured these images of Daddy Cool.

Before the modeling took off, Dumas spent two decades working as a location unit manager for films before spending a further ten years in advertising.

'I go to the gym five days a week, doing weight lifting for the muscles, cardio for the heart and some ballet dancing for the fun and a good body posture,' Philippe told Style Aria.


I've read a few articles lately claiming that the beard is dead. Look at Philippe's beard. It is very much alive.

You can check out more of Emma's work here.

Lead Image Credit: Emma-JanePhoto

Topics: Model, Work, Pensioner, Photographer

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