Of course, you’ll be buying this for the supple poetry.
A handful of handsome Asian-American performers, writers, and celebs went all-out sexy for the second annual “Haikus On Hotties” calendar, which pairs photos strapping young men with lithe poetry tackling difficult questions about… just how hot these guys are. Sure, why not?
“It’s always fun to try and shatter stereotypes,” project creator Ada Tseng tells Huffington Post. “I hope our silly calendar makes people realize how silly it is that Asian men aren’t often cast as desirable romantic leads in the mainstream media, and how easy it is to change.”
Though Tseng says the whole project began as a joke, the popularity of the calendar — which features Asian-American stars like Master Of None‘s Gerrard Lobo and Pulitzer Prize-winning journo Jose Antonio Vargas — demonstrates that people “want more hot Asian American men in their lives.”
Let’s take a look at some highlights:
Justin Kim, the first-ever Asian-American male contestant ever featured on America’s Next Top Model.
Popular singer Joseph Vincent, who’s fast become a darling of YouTube.
Micael Bow and Dan Matthews, the faces of Asian-American culture/entertainment platform ISAtv.
“Master of None” actor Gerrard Lobo
Vishavjit Singh,the cartoonist behind “Captain Sikh America”
To see more of the calendar or to order your own copy, click here.