A Hong Kong actress who recently caused an internet sensation with her youthful appearance has revealed her age for the first time.
Carman Lee Yeuk-tung has barely aged since she posed for a set of cassette ads around 1990.
After keeping her age a secret for nearly three decades, the Cantonese star has announced that she is 54 years old.
Surprising Reveal: Hong Kong actress Carman Lee Yeuk-tung (right, pictured in August) revealed her age after keeping it a secret for three decades (left, pictured circa 1990)
Then and now: The celebrity has caused an internet sensation on Chinese social media with her timeless looks (left, pictured circa 1990) and six-pack abs (right, pictured in May)
Ms. Lee rose to superstardom in the mid-1990s – after a stint as a flight attendant – for her role as a female martial arts master (right) in a classic fantasy TV series. The star (left, seen in 2019) has been billed as the ‘Fairy Sister’ after the character who put her in the spotlight
Ms. Lee’s flawless skin, timeless looks, and incredibly toned physique make it hard for anyone to believe she’s in her mid-50s.
“I’ve spent most of my life welcoming my 54th birthday,” she wrote on August 16 on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
‘People may think that a woman will no longer be at the peak of her life when she is past 30. In fact, no matter when and at what age, [a woman] won’t stop moving forward, ” the star encouraged her nearly 5.3 million followers.
Mrs. Lee thanked her family, especially her mother, for raising her and her colleagues for helping build a successful career.
‘I also want to thank myself. At the moment I am calmer and more determined than before. I wish I could consistently maintain this calm mindset and healthy body for life. ‘
The celebrity concluded, “Someone’s life should never be defined by others, we should all live well.”
2019 vs 1990: Ms. Lee’s followers have praised the actress for ‘getting younger and younger’ after photos of her from last year (left) and 30 years ago (right) went viral on social media
Despite reigning the screen for decades, the star never revealed her real age until August 16. She has been seen at charity activities last December (right) and in an advertisement circa 1990 (left)
The 5ft5in Cantonese beauty confesses to being a fitness buff. She reveals that she has been sticking to a regular exercise routine for decades, using nine exercises to get a firm stomach
Ms. Lee rose to superstardom in the mid-1990s – after a stint as a flight attendant – for her role as a female martial arts master in a classic fantasy TV series.
She has since been billed as the ‘Fairy Sister’ after the character who put her in the spotlight.
In May, she became a trending topic on China’s Twitter-esque Weibo after sharing a photo of her ripped body after a period of intense training.
‘After 10 days of constant mobility training, it is surprising to see what my six pack abs look like,’ the star wrote next to the photo.
‘It doesn’t matter how old you are or I, as long as we try, there is nothing we cannot achieve,’ she encouraged her fans.
Her supporters gathered to express their surprise at Ms. Lee’s muscular build in the viral image.
One person praised, “Goddess forever.”
Another said, “Why hasn’t she aged?”
A third commentator gushed, “She’s getting younger.”
Speaking of her secrets to staying youthful, Ms. Lee says it’s vital for women to keep their skin hydrated and prevent them from tanning. This year she is in the picture in June (left) and April (right)
The star has started teaching her followers how to achieve six-pack abs through a series of clips on her accounts on Chinese social media platforms, including Weibo, Douyin and Xiaohongshu.
On July 16, the star uploaded a series of photos of her from around 1990, drawing even more attention on social media.
Wearing a yellow crop top and denim shorts, a younger Mrs. Lee was modeling for a cassette brand in the promotional snaps.
The actress said she recently found these old photos while looking for material for her new book.
‘Although thirty years have passed, I can still remember the day of the shooting. I worked part-time to pose for cassettes. A lot of people may not even have used them, ”she said on Weibo.
Speaking of her secrets to staying youthful, Ms. Lee says it’s vital for women to keep their skin hydrated, especially the skin on their hands and neck.
She also stresses the importance of not getting tanned in the summer.
Known for her thick hair, the idol claims her iconic locks are the result of her love of black sesame, whether baked or ground.
She admits to combing her hair every night before going to bed to keep it smooth and straight and help her sleep better.
The celebrity says she rarely consumes snacks and never drinks coffee or tea. The photos show that she was training in April (left) and celebrated her birthday (right) last year
Carman Lee poses for a photo with Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on the red carpet of the second Hainan Island International Film Festival in Haitang Square on December 1, 2019
The celebrity says she rarely eats snacks and only eats nuts – like walnuts and hazelnuts – when she’s hungry at work.
She adds that she makes sure to drink plenty of water every day – but she never touches coffee or tea.
In terms of her enviable physique, Ms. Lee admits to being a fitness buff.
She reveals that she’s been sticking to a regular workout routine for decades, using nine different exercises for a firm stomach, including sit-ups and crunches.
The star has started teaching her followers how to get six pack abs through a series of clips on her accounts on Chinese social media platforms, including Weibo, Douyin and Xiaohongshu.