Social media users were stunned after realizing that Yang Dan, China Central Television Station’s weather woman, looked the same as she did when she started working for the station back in 1996.
Netizens have called Yang an “ageless goddess” after a CCTV compilation video surfaced on the web, showing her first appearance on air to 2018.
Yang, who was born in November 1973, graduated from the Beijing Broadcasting Institute in 1995, and began working for CCTV a year later, according to the Chinese government’s website, as translated by Daily Mail.
The station posted the compilation video on China’s social media platform, Weibo, on March 9, a day after International Women’s Day.
“Many web users have grown up watching her show. They marvelled why they have grown older but she hasn’t. What’s more? It appears she is younger and younger,” CCTV wrote in the caption.
To put it into perspective, Bill Clinton was still the president of the United States when the 44-year-old weather host — then 22 — began her career in 1996, when the internet was also very different.
The post reportedly garnered more than 20,500 comments from social media users as well as fans of Yang.
“I can’t believe she has accompanied us for so many years. Even two decades haven’t left any traces on her face. She is still the girl next door,” a longtime follower of the weather host commented.
Another user expressed his disbelief by joking, “Did they record all the weather forecasts in one day?”
Aside from hosting a weather show on CCTV, Yang also hosts a weather program at China National Radio, according to China’s Huafeng Meteorological Media Group.
Images via Weibo