Haikus With Hotties: Dante Basco

Story by Ada Tseng. Photo by Craig Stubing, unwrittenfilms.com.

We’re excited for our latest haiku exchange with Filipino American hottie Dante Basco, not only because we know him from characters including Rufio from Hook, Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation from Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Ben Mercado from The Debut, breakdancer Ramos in Take the Lead, “Dante Basco” in Hang Loose with KevJumba, and an evil version of himself in the upcoming web series Awesome Asian Bad Guys (AABG) — which you can read more about it here — but also because it’s the first time we’ve had a real poet for Haikus With Hotties. (His book, Dante’s Poetry Lounge, was published in 2010, and a second edition is in the works.) All we can say is: Bring it on, Basco.

Prince of Fire, King of
Comic Conventions. Hottest
cosplay costume is…? 

Dante:
Anime is cool
Sexier even when, Girls
Dress like Rufio

Which “Dante Basco”
gets the girl? AABG,
Hang Loose or real life?

Dante:
We’ve all been lucky
I’m stuck with the character
And he’s stuck with me

How you ripped off your 
tie for Take the Lead tango …
You do that at home?

Dante:
Maybe once or twice
In the middle of the night
I’m always dancing…

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This story was originally published in our Spring 2014 issue. Get your copy here

Don’t forget to check out HAIKUS WITH HOTTIES with:
Freddie Wong
Godfrey Gao 

Haikus With Hotties: Freddie Wong

After last issue’s inaugural haiku exchange with our ultimate Smoking Hot Asian Guy (SHAG) Godfrey Gao, who could possibly follow but über-popular YouTube star, filmmaker and former competitive gamer Freddie Wong, otherwise known as FreddieW? Known for his slick, gun-toting, VFX-heavy, Michael Bay-inspired action-comedy videos that have garnered more than 1 billion views on his three YouTube channels (RocketJump alone has 6.6 million subscribers), Wong shows us you don’t need to be an international supermodel to seduce us with gravity-defying poetry.

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O Freddie, Freddie!
Wherefore doth thou beguile my
eyes with hot cat ties?

FREDDIE:
Before I answer
I must commend your usage
Of the word wherefore.

Do ladies prefer
sultry action stunts or smooth
Guitar Hero skillz?

FREDDIE:
The women, I’ve found,
are impressed by neither guns
nor plastic guitars.

After surviving
make-believe bullets, best fix
hair first? Or glasses?

FREDDIE:
When the myopic
Hand’s been dealt, one should always
Secure clear vision. 

 


But the fun doesn’t end there:

Behind the Scenes of Freddie Wong’s Haikus with Hotties Photo Shoot (Photos by Craig Stubing/Unwrittenfilms.com):

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Freddie Wong gets in the holiday spirit

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Freddie Wong’s smile melts hearts around the world

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Pardon me, were you taking a photo of this backdrop?

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No photos please, I’m concerned my hotness will shatter your camera

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Hey girl, brought this bow tie out just for you

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I’ll be right here… waiting for you.

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Bad guys don’t stop just because Freddie is at a photo shoot

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Freddie Wong hates ties, even beautiful ones with cats on them.

 

 

 

 

 

Our previous Haikus With Hotties with Godfrey Gao:

 

Who should be next in our “Haikus With Hotties” series? Tell us what you think!

This story was originally published in our Winter 2013-14 issue. Get your copy here

Haikus With Hotties: Godfrey Gao

When contributing editor Ada Tseng suggested exchanging poetry with Smoking Hot Asian Guys (SHAGs), we were skeptical. Turns out — pure genius. Here, model and actor Godfrey Gao (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) gamely responds to our lyrical inquiries through Japanese haiku.

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How often do fans
Faint from Godfrey’s smile (or wink)
Be honest, OK? 

Godfrey:
People think I am
Sexy; Flattering, its true
But I’m just bashful.

Striving for beauty
Best regimen for Godfrey
Summed up in haiku? 

Godfrey:
Sweating on “THE” court,
B-ball is my game. Keeps my
Body in good shape.

Louis Vuitton man
How does Godfrey make purse look
So good. Confidence? 

Godfrey:
Never thought I’d be
Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane
Powerful warlock.

 

 This story was originally published in our Fall 2013 issue. Get your copy here