Grandfather takes China by storm – as women’s fashion model

72-year-old Liu Qianping, also known as "MaDiGaGa", poses during a modelling shoot in the southern Chinese city of GuangzhouGUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – Liu Qianping was visiting his 24-year-old granddaughter in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou recently when the women's clothes the aspiring fashion entrepreneur was packing into boxes caught his eye. His visit came as the model that granddaughter Lu Ting and four friends had booked for a photo shoot to promote their online fashion business suddenly canceled, dealing a setback to their new venture. But Liu, a 72-year-old former farmer visiting to escape the chilly winter of central Hunan province, stepped in to help. …