Who are the Cole Mohrs (hip and happenin’), Baptiste Giabiconis (pretty boy muses), and even Fabios (I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butterface) of the Asian male modeling industry? I know this perturbing question taps into the taboos of Western media, but trust me, there are quite a few, albeit rarely seen, who fall under each category. Here is a guide to some of the hottest Asian faces in the male modeling industry. You can thank me later.
Asians already don’t have much of a problem purchasing Louis Vuitton…everythings. (Bags, wallets, belts, shoes, hats, you name it, they’ve got it.)
But if they did, LV’s new ad will send them straight to the stores.
The luxury label has announced its first-ever Asian male face and what a fine face it is. Meet 25-year old Taiwanese model, Godfrey Gao who appears in the spring campaign toting a Damier Graphite “Elvis” messenger bag. With the scruffy chiseled chin, smoldering stare and sun-kissed complexion, Gao is sure to dispel any notion that toting a man-bag is anything less than manly.
We know, we know, you’re welcome for this image.
Thanks to the Shanghaiist for the tip.