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Better late than never.

“A Different World” actor Glynn Turman made his modeling debut at the age of 73, at the request of none other than Beyoncé.

“Yeah, it was a big deal. It was something that I did not expect to happen,” Turman, now 74, told Page Six Style of his starring role in the superstar’s Ivy Park Rodeo campaign last summer.

“I didn’t realize it was going to turn me into the face of that collection,” he continued. “But it’s a wonderful thing that it came up at dinner with Beyoncé and her family.”

The Emmy winner said it was his love of horses that landed him the gig, as the collection was inspired by the style and influence of black cowboys and cowgirls.

“We know each other and she knows my rodeo history,” he said.

Turman — whose friend and fellow actor, Richard Lawson, is married to Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles — even scored a spot in the campaign for his granddaughter, Melinda Siegel.

“[Beyoncé] basically needed a young lady to model some of the clothing. So I said, ‘Well, my granddaughter could model that’ — because she needed somebody to ride a horse, and she knew I had a ranch of horses, so I knew about riding as well,” the rodeo champ recalled.

“So [Beyoncé] said, ‘Oh, do you think she would want to?’ And I was like, ‘What, are you kidding?’ I asked my granddaughter and she said, ‘Of course I’ll do it.’”

There were also some perks that came with the coveted fashion assignment.

“Yes, I got to keep the clothes — oh heck yeah,” the septuagenarian model said. “I Iocked those suckers down right away, and I wear it now. I love that jumpsuit that I had on.”’ allowfullscreen=’true’ style=’border:0;’ sandbox=’allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-presentation’>

The father of three gained some new fans after the ads dropped, too.

“I was really flattered. My wife started teasing me about having to beat these women off of me. It’s a wonderful feeling — it still is,” he told us.

Turman stars opposite Tony Award-winner Adrienne Warren in the six-episode ABC series “Women of the Movement,” which premieres Jan. 6 and was executive-produced by Will Smith and Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z.

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