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60-Year-Old Male Model, Philippe Dumas, Is Proof It's Never Too Late To Follow Your Dreams

He finally achieved his lifelong dream.

08/06/2016 11:21

A 60-year-old man has realised his dream of becoming a fashion model.

Seven months ago, Philippe Dumas, from Paris, France, asked Reddit users if he had what it took to star in front of the camera.

"Retired but not out, giving a last go to my lifelong dream of becoming a model, do I have it in me?" he shared, along with the series of photos below.

Since his post, Dumas has been signed with six modelling and talent agencies, and has starred in a number of photoshoots including menswear campaigns and an advert for Joop! Homme.

Prior to becoming a model, Dumas had just retired from his job working as a location and unit manager in the French film industry.

In an interview with Style Aria, he revealed that younger models on set can't get enough of his beard and tattoos - which he first began to get when he was 37.

"At my great surprise most of the time they compliment my look and ask for a selfie with me," he said.

"Finally I keep thinking that getting older is not such a bad thing."

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