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Vera Wang broke the internet with her 71st birthday pictures

Vera Wang broke the internet with her 71st birthday pictures

Vera Wang broke the internet with her 71st birthday pictures

American fashion designer Vera Wang recently celebrated her 71st birthday with a series of age-defying photos that made the internet lose its mind. Wearing a teeny-weeny pair of yellow shorts and sporting a manicure for Pride Month, the designer looks astonishingly, preternaturally young.

Wang doesn't look like she's in her 70s or her 60s, or even her 50s for that matter. Frankly, she looks younger than I do (and there's 30-odd years between us).

Wang's photos quickly went viral and people wanted answers. What does her workout routine involve? How can a 71-year-old look 17? Like everyone else, I wondered if she had been bathing in a fountain of youth or just experimenting with next-level filters.