Guest Post by Ada Tseng
Last year, when we debuted the first Haikus With Hotties calendar, a tongue-in-cheek celebration of hot Asian American men and their ability to write Japanese poetry, we led with these two photos:
Our unofficial Haikus With Hotties ambassadors Yoshi and Peter Sudarso (Power Rangers, Apartment 210)
And our cover man, Shannon Kook (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Conjuring)
So even though every single other person in the calendar – from Eugene Lee Yang and Randall Park to Godfrey Gao, Daniel Henney and Hari Kondabolu — was fully clothed, we understood (and even thought it was funny) when some of the new hotties we approached for the 2017 calendar asked: "Do I have to take my shirt off?"
The answer was: Well, this time, we're calling it Haikus *On* Hotties, so YES, OBVIOUSLY.