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NAME: Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian
WEIGHT: 220 lbs.
of man meat
HAILS FROM: Washington state
ETHNICITY: Caucasian and Chinese
OLYMPIC EVENTS: 100-meter free and the 4×100-meter freestyle relay
FUN FACTS: Adrian’s Chinese middle name means “Little Pony”; he won a gold medal in Beijing for the 4×100 freestyle relay even though he didn’t swim in the final; he drinks chocolate milk while he showers (oh to be that chocolate milk!)
It happens every four years. No, I’m not just talking about the Olympics. I’m talking about Continue reading BABEWATCH: Meet My Olympics Boyfriend, Swimmer Nathan Adrian
Filed under: 2012 London Olympics, 2012 Olympic Games, 2012 Olympics, Abs, American Swimmers, Asian Swimmers, Babes, Babewatch, Boyfriends, Dibs, Hot Asian Men, Hot Bodies, London Olympics, Man Meat, Mixed People, Mixed-Race People, My Little Pony, Nathan Adrian, Olympic Games, Olympic Swimming, Olympics Boyfriends, Olympics Swimmers, Swimming, the Olympics, Winners, Yum
So, there’s this Facebook app called “Asianate Yourself,” where you can make yourself Asian, which some people find offensive, especially since the app was created by a Hong Kong-based soy sauce company that should know better, but as people who came into this world already “Asianated,” can we just say that we totally get it?
I mean, if people wanna be us, I can’t blame them. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right?
That said, the Asianate app sucks balls. For one thing, there’s nothing “Urban Asian” about sumo. Actually I have to admit that I don’t even know what “Urban Asian” means. Is that, like, as opposed to “Jungle Asian,” like Diana (yes, I know this is a slur but Diana’s owning it so maybe you should too)? Or is “Urban” the roundabout way of saying “Morbidly Obese” when applied to Asians, the way it’s the roundabout way of saying “Black” when applied to African-Americans?
And that’s the other thing. Why would you Asianate yourself right into Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Asianated people can’t deal with that shit. None of our Asianated aunties–who’d be the first to tell us at our family reunions we’ve gotten fat–would approve.
What they would approve of, however, is Asianating yourself into…
Our boyfriend Daniel Dae Kim!
Filed under: Advertising, Amoy Asianate Yourself Facebook App, Amoy Food Limited, Asianasian, Asianate Yourself Facebook App, Asianation, Bad Advertising, Bad Marketing Campaigns, Be Like Us, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Daniel Dae Kim, Daniel Henney, Daniel Liu, DDK, Disgrasian Social Media, Disgrasian Technology, Facebook Apps, Hot Asian Men, Racial Drag, Sumo Wrestlers, Sumo Wrestling
Reasons why French beatmaker Onra is my obsession:
- SPEX (obvs)
- Hot-ass variety beats
- Lickable likeable French accent
- Chinoiseries (rel. 2007), the widely-lauded, smooth-souled, crackly, interpretation of 30 old Chinese and Vietnamese vinyl albums he lugged home to Paris from a trip to Vietnam
- Dead sexy, head to toe. Even his fingers are sexy. I want to [blank] them.
- Latest full-length: Long Distance (rel. 2010), which can best be described fun, funky, funky, funky, flirty, fresh
- Forthcoming Chinoiseries Pt. 2
- Occasional beard
- merveilleuse vie paresseuse
- Given name: Arnaud (say it aloud, reverse it; you’ve got his stage name)
- Half-Vietnamese, half-French, he is the human equivalent of my two favorite comestibles: cà phê sữa đá and bánh mì
- Love of cigarettes, basketball, vinyl rekkids, computers, joints
- Inclination and ability to sample and build albums with respect to the source material’s societal context, while avoiding the pitfalls of politicizing his tuneage. Always, the music remains deeply, easily individual. Howdoyoosay, “Onra tracks are like a travel diary, joining the artist in a lighthearted pursuit for cultural and personal identity?”
Filed under: Arnaud Bernard, Awesome Spex, Awesomeness, Banh Mi, Beards Are Hot, Ca Phe Sua Da, Chinoiseries, Cigarettes, DJs, French Guys, French Vietnamese Peeps, Hot Asian Men, Lo-Fi, Obsessions, Onra, Onra Long Distance, Parisiasians, Sweet Beats, Travel Diaries, Vinyl Records
Name: Phil Yu, aka Angry Asian Man
Hails from: NoCal
Occupation: Blogger, Community Leader, Full-Time Mensch
Why He’s a Babe: Our friend Phil is on the cover of this month’s KoreAm Journal lookin’ hella hawt. His scruffy good looks aside, however, it’s what Phil reveals in the the accompanying Q & A–conducted by our other pal, Jeff Yang, in what is probably Phil’s most candid interview to date–that explains why everyone crushes on Angry Asian Man. Dude’s a total rock star–we’ve spoken at packed conferences where people line up just to get a whiff of his Angry Asian Man Essence–yet he couldn’t be more humble, self-effacing, and dedicated to his readers, his community, and the things he writes about.
But the KoreAm interview also reveals some bad news for all of us AAM groupies: Continue reading BABEWATCH: Phil Yu, aka Angry Asian Man
BABEWATCH: Divya Narendra, The Real-Life Indian Dude Who Wasn’t Played By An Indian Dude In ‘The Social Network’
Occupation: CEO and co-founder of SumZero, a professional networking site for investment banker-ish people, co-founder of Harvard Connection (later named ConnectU), and suer of Mark Zuckerberg
By now you know the name Divya Narendra, one of the founders of Harvard Connection/ConnectU who sued Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their idea for a social networking site. You know this because you’ve seen The Social Network, where Narendra is played by Max Minghella. Minghella isn’t Indian like Narendra, although he is of some Asian Persuasion (Minghella’s mother, a native of Hong Kong, is Scottish and Chinese). Still, this is kinda creepy, no?
What Narendra IRL and Narendra in The Social Network do have in common is that they’re both hot, in that Ivy League, elitist fuck-sorta way. (Although apparently, Narendra IRL comes from humbler origins.) And ladies, good news: Divya Narendra’s interested in women. We know that from stalking–what else?–his Facebook profile.
Filed under: Brownface, Cameron Winklevoss, Desis, Divya Narendra, Facebook, Facebook Lawsuits, Harvard, Harvard Alums, Hot Asian Men, Indian-Americans, IRL, Mark Zuckerberg, Max Minghella, Social Networking, The Social Network, Tyler Winklevoss
In the years since leaving my old development job at a reality television company by saying, “This genre just insults my brain and I can’t do it anymore,” I’ve become a bit of a reality junkie. Funny.
I still don’t watch Survivor or Amazing Race or anything like that, but I never miss an episode of Celebrity Rehab/Sex Rehab/Sober House/Celebrity Addiction Show Rehab* with Dr. Drew. I cry during reruns of Say Yes To The Dress. I actually threw something at the TV in protest of the injustice displayed in the latest Tool Academy graduation ceremony. I flipped my lid when I met Tim Gunn. I entered a contest to appear on Man Vs. Wild. I’ve watched every Kitchen Nightmares episode–both the awesome British and wacked-out American versions–three times over.
Most reality show talent (not Tim Gunn, for crying out loud, but the sub-average Joes and Janes willing to sacrifice dignity and privacy for a toxic 15 minutes of fame) are hard to look at. It’s trainwrecks doing tequila shots with even ickier trainwrecks, or former teen idols past their prime, or narcissistic celebrities trying to revamp their image–y’know, the intolerable rep cultivated on another reality show.
So when I read on Figgy and Fatty that Daniel Henney was starring in his own reality show for Korean TV, I gasped a worried gasp. Had he sold himself short? Is the beautiful and nummy Daniel Henney a trainwreck??
Filed under: Amazing Race, Boyfriends, Celebrity Rehab, Daniel Henney, Daniel Henney Photos, Daniel Henny Goes Outback, Dr. Drew, Fantasy Guys, Gorgeous People, Hapa, Hot Asian Men, Hot Bodies, Kitchen Nightmares, Korean Reality TV Shows, Oh How I Would Love To Be That T-Shirt, Reality TV, Say Yes To The Dress, Smoking Hotness, So Fine, Survivor, Tool Academy, Trainwrecks, Well Done
You may remember that, about a month ago, we told you former footballer Hidetoshi Nakata was appearing in a new Calvin Klein underwear campaign. Then our pal Erica tweeted about one of the ad campaign’s videos–which also features Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz, True Blood‘s Mehcad Brooks, and tennis star Fernando Verdasco–and suffice it to say, we haven’t gotten a whole lot done ever since.
YES, GODAMMIT, WE WANNA SEE YOUR BLEEPS!!!
Filed under: Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein X Underwear Campaign, Dicks, Fernando Verdasco, Hidetoshi Nakata, Hot Asian Men, Hot Pieces, Hotter Than Porn, Kellan Lutz, Mehcad Brooks, Nothing Cums Between Me and My Calvins
HOLY CALVINS, BATMAN!!!
Filed under: Advertising, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Underwear, Gangbangs, Hidetoshi Nakata, Hot Asian Men, Hot Bodies, Marky Mark, So Fine, Underwear, Weird American Behavior Adopted by the Japanese, Yay, Yummers
Happy birthday to actor Ken Leung, who turns 40 today!
40? Seriously? Somebody card this guy! And may his mysterious gaze and signature smirk continue to woo us from our flat panel boob tubes, for years to come. We’ll never get enough!
Dear Jaeson Ma, spiritual hip hop music maker and dreamer of dreams:
We just discovered you in a PSA encouraging people to vote for CPAF in the Chase Community Giving Contest.
So um… on another note, God has been very kind to you–take a look in the mirror.
You are hot.
Happy 28th birthday today to pro boarder Jerry Hsu!
This dude is the reason that Diana rides an Enjoi skateboard (poorly; with near-catastrophic drop-in attempts under her belt). Known fondly as Asian Elvis, he is not only a skate prodigy but a pretty sweet photographer, and one of our heroes.
Here’s hoping he ends up passed out in a pile of his own birthday vomit tonight! It’s the only way to celebrate.
This weekend, one man will be crowned as 2009′s Mr. Hyphen!!!
The festivities sum up as such:
While structured like a pageant with rounds of talent, fashion and Q&A, Mr. Hyphen turns stereotypes on their heads in front of a sold-out crowd. Striking a blow for equal-opportunity all-in-good-fun ogling, Mr. Hyphen is an energy-filled evening of fun and charity. Rounds will be decided alternately by an audience vote and by an illustrious panel of judges. The man who is crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1,000 cash donation to his nonprofit organization.
If you’re in the Bay Area, ‘twould be downright sad for you to miss the parade of hotness! Especially since you can swing the vote! So here’s the info:
Saturday, November 14, 7 – 10pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center (Pacific Renaissance Plaza, second floor)
388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
Buy Advance tickets here (available until 4pm, November 13): $15
Buy tickets at the door: $20