Aged 70 she was working 20 hours a day in a hospital just to make ends meet. Now at 75, Choi Soon-hwa is an unlikely fashion star and model in South Korea.
"I think of having this job at this age as a miracle," Choi says.
She is now the oldest professional model in the South, and has walked runway at Seoul Fashion Week. It is a far cry from her life even just a few years ago when she was a care worker.
"The stress was excruciating," she confesses.
When she worked at the hospital, she says she had to dye her hair as patients didn’t want someone who "looked too old" to look after them. Now her pale locks have become an asset to a new generation of designers who value distinctiveness. （AFP）
be a far cry from （something）：片語，與某事物大相逕庭。例句：You are a far cry from the ambitious young lawyer you once were.（現在的你，和過去的那個滿懷抱負的年輕律師截然不同。）
excruciating：形容詞，（身體或心理上）極度痛苦、難受的。例句：It was the most excruciating moment I’ve ever experienced.（那是我經歷過最難熬的時刻。）
locks（複數形）：名詞，頭髮；lock（單數形）：（少量的）一絲、一縷（頭髮）。例句：Did you see that woman with gold, wavy locks?（你有看到那位一頭金色鬈髮的女子嗎？）