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12/05/2016 05:54 pm ET

This Calendar Of Asian-American Men Is The Hottest Thing This Winter

These guys are serious eye candy -- but they're also busting some serious stereotypes.
Kenta Seki, trainer and fitness model. 
Haikus On Hotties
Kenta Seki, trainer and fitness model. 

Now here’s a gift that’ll heat up your holiday season.  

Asian-American actors, writers, and celebrities struck their most ~fire~ poses for the second annual “Haikus On Hotties 2017” calendar. The sizzlin’ book, which was released on Monday, features the models along with poems “about their hotness,” Ada Tseng, the project’s creator, told The Huffington Post. 

Because hey, why not? 

Through the project, Tseng aims to show that Asian dudes are just as deserving of those dreamy lead roles in mainstream movies and television as anyone else. 

“It’s always fun to try and shatter stereotypes, especially when you can combine hot men with poetry,” she said. “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.”

While the guys in the calendar are easy on the eyes, unfortunately not everyone sees Asian men as attractive. In fact, the group experiences the most difficulty finding a date, according to data from OKCupid.

And Hollywood definitely hasn’t helped in changing peoples’ perceptions of Asian men. Asians only landed 3.9% of speaking roles in film, TV or digital media ― compare that to 73.7% that Whites occupy. While diversity was a huge theme host Chris Rock addressed during the last Academy Awards ceremony, Asians were not only excluded from the conversation, but at one point were even made the butt of Rock’s jokes.

Luckily this calendar illustrates exactly what Hollywood’s lacking. Its pages are filled with big names in the Asian-American community including Gerrard Lobo, who plays Anush in “Master Of None,” and Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. It retails for $19.99 and the proceeds will go towards Angry Asian Man, a blog focused on Asian-American issues. 

Tseng told HuffPost that though the project was a Kickstarter campaign that began as a joke, it’s popularity shows that people “want more hot Asian American men in their lives.”

And ya know what? We couldn’t agree more. 

Check out some more steamy “Haikus On Hotties” below. 

It’s About To Get Steamy In Here, Thanks To Justin Kim.

Justin Kim, the first Asian American male contestant on America's Next Top Model.
Haikus On Hotties
Justin Kim, the first Asian American male contestant on America's Next Top Model.

Joseph Vincent, You Can Serenade Us Anytime. 

Joseph Vincent, singer who gained popularity through YouTube.
Haikus On Hotties
Joseph Vincent, singer who gained popularity through YouTube.

Lookin’ Juicy, Michael Bow And Dan Matthews.

Michael Bow and Dan Matthews, the faces of ISAtv, an Asian-American culture and entertainment platform.
Haikus On Hotties
Michael Bow and Dan Matthews, the faces of ISAtv, an Asian-American culture and entertainment platform.

Vishavjit Singh, Help - Please Save Us!

Vishavjit Singh, a cartoonist who's best known as his alter ego "Captain Sikh America."
Haikus On Hotties
Vishavjit Singh, a cartoonist who's best known as his alter ego "Captain Sikh America."

OK Fine, Ronnie Woo, We’ll Get A Couples Tattoo With You.

Ronnie Woo, celebrity chef that hosted Logo TV's "Food To Get You Laid" and appears on OWN's "Home Made Simple."
Haikus On Hotties
Ronnie Woo, celebrity chef that hosted Logo TV's "Food To Get You Laid" and appears on OWN's "Home Made Simple."

Gerrard Lobo, Timber! We’ve Fallen For You.

Gerrard Lobo, "Master Of None" actor. 
Haikus For Hotties
Gerrard Lobo, "Master Of None" actor. 

 

To learn more or to purchase the calendar, visit the “Haikus On Hotties” website here. 

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