Chinese Weather Girl Causes A Storm Online After Viewers Notice She Hasn't Aged A Day In 22 Years
There is no human on this planet who celebrates every time a new grey hair, wrinkle or age spot materializes. In fact, the feeling is quite the opposite. Instead, we mourn every sign that our youth is fading.
We spend a fortune on miracle products which are supposed to save us from growing old and we change our diets to try and inject more vitamins and minerals into our bodies. It's not clear if either of those two approaches really work, but they certainly provide peace of mind to those of us who fear old age.
It never seems quite possible that the key to a youthful glow is lying deep within our genetics. Some people are just blessed with a baby face and supple skin. It doesn't seem to matter what they do with their lives - smoke, drink, play a lot of rough sports - these people always look effortlessly radiant.
A prime example of one of these blessed people is Yang Dan, who, at 44-years-old, looks barely a day older than she did in 1996 when she joined China's state broadcaster as a weather girl.
Watch how her looks barely change over 22 years on air...
At 22-years-old, Dan was unsurprisingly glowing with juvenile energy as she made her debut broadcast, but fast forward 22 years and that beam hasn't subsided. At 44 years old, it's hard to tell the difference between the Dan of then and the Dan of now.
Dan's age-defying appearance went viral yesterday after a video compilation of the weather girl from 1996 until present went published online as part of an International Women's Day post by the China Central Television Station.
The clip was uploaded to Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, where it quickly attracted a lot of attention. "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," explains the accompanying caption.
Dan truly is the definition of a "timeless beauty".
Since being uploaded, the video has attracted more than 20,000 comments from Dan's fans who have been left mystified by her childlike complexion. In fact, one user was so perplexed by how consistently young she looks that they queried: "Did they record all the weather forecasts in one day?"
It's certainly a valid question given the fact that, side by side, it's very difficult to spot the difference between Dan in 1996 and Dan in 2018.
Born in 1973, Dan is a stark contrast to a majority of the population who are the same age. At a time when the first grey hairs begin to appear and fine lines start to set deeper, it's a mystery as to how Dan has remained so radiant.
Does she swear by a specific beauty hack? Is she partial to a vampire facial like Kim Kardashian? Or, is it what she eats? Maybe her perfect skin is the result of something a little more sinister, such as surgery? Is she the real-life Benjamin Button?
The questions are endless and the chances are we will never know exactly how it is that Dan has not aged a day in 22 years - one thing is for sure, she's not the type of girl who falls asleep wearing her makeup.
Let's monitor this situation for the next 22 years and see if she looks as sensational at 66-years-old. Watch this space!