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White Plains 96-Year-Old Moves Ahead In 'America's Got Talent'

White Plains resident Tao Porchon-Lynch performs on America's Got Talent.
White Plains resident Tao Porchon-Lynch performs on America's Got Talent. Video Credit: America's Got Talent
Tao Porchon-Lynch, 96, with her 26-year-old partner.
Tao Porchon-Lynch, 96, with her 26-year-old partner. Photo Credit: YouTube

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A 96-year-old White Plains resident with three hip replacements and her 26-year-old partner proceeded to the second round in "America's Got Talent."

Tao Porchon-Lynch , who turns 97 in August, had the audience and judges, including Howard Stern and Heidi Klum, on their feet at the end of her performance, which aired Tuesday, June 9.

Shimmering in a silver fringe dress with red high heels and a huge smile, Porchon-Lynch wooed the crowd with her dance moves, which included a few high air kicks and a lot of fancy footwork.

Her dance instructor, Vard  Margaryan, who she's been dancing with for six years, told the crowd he already felt like he won a million dollars for having her as his partner.

Porchon-Lynch is no stranger to fame, though her "America's Got Talent" performance certainly kicked it up a notch. The Guiness World Book of Records named her the world’s oldest yoga instructor -- she teaches in Scarsdale and Hartsdale -- and she's appeared on numerous TV shows. Next month, her first book will debut.

Go here for previous Daily Voice story, here for her website.

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