Today’s SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) is none other than Indonesian actor, Nicholas Saputra. One of the most well-known names in Indonesian showbiz today, the Jakarta-born 29-year-old of German and Indonesian descent first garnered attention with his role in the 2002 film, Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? (What Happened with Love?), skyrocketing the then-teenage Saputra into stardom. While he could have gone down the glitzy road of many of his fellow teen idols, Saputra has remained low-key and in the process has become a highly respected actor, starring in internationally recognized films such as Postcard from the Zoo (shown at The Berlin International Film Festival), Janji Joni, (Joni’s Promise), shown at the Sydney Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, and What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (nominated for the World Cinematic Drama award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival).
Not only does Saputra have acting chops, but he’s also proven he’s got smarts in the classroom, graduating with a degree in architecture from the University of Indonesia. “Nico” (his nickname) is also an avid traveler (just take a look at his Instagram!); for him, traveling is a way to become more “open-minded,” while also offering him an opportunity for some much-needed and well-deserved privacy.
Handsome, smart and filled with wanderlust? It’s hard not to see why Saputra inspires the lust in us.
Who is Xian Lim you may ask? He’s only one of the hottest and most admired stars in Philippine showbiz. This Chinese Filipino actor, model and singer has received several awards and has been featured in a variety of films and television shows. His most recent film role was Alex in Star Cinema’s Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? where he acted alongside real-life girlfriend, Kim Chiu. He has earned his rightful spot as today’s Daily SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) and you’ll find out why below.
He looks absolutely stunning in any photo shoot he does.
His smile is just mesmerizing.
He’s even more adorable when holding a puppy.
He’s fit and athletic. (He was a varsity basketball player while attending the University of the East).
He has a smokin’ body. Enough said. .
And if these GIFS don’t win you over, then I’m not sure what will.
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.
How often do fans Faint from Godfrey’s smile (or wink) Be honest, OK?
People think I am
Sexy; Flattering, its true
But I’m just bashful.
Striving for beauty Best regimen for Godfrey Summed up in haiku?
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?
Never thought I’d be
Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane
This story was originally published in our Fall 2013 issue. Get your copy here.
Despite being deemed one of the Philippines’ Top 10 “It Guys,” Manila-based Mike Concepcion is much more than a pretty, Moscot-glasses wearing face. The 22-year old has made quite the name for himself in the Manila scene as a student, model, TV host and entrepreneur — you can count the uber-cool Manila Pop-Up and the popular restaurant Yabu under some of his accomplishments. With a refreshingly classic style and a niche for business, Mike’s a total package. While he may be taken by the gorgeous Jessica Connelly, it definitely doesn’t hurt to admire from afar.
Meet one of Korea’s top models, Park Sung Jin. His career first began back in 2010 and he is now considered one of the top four models of the agency ESteem Model and is one of the only two asian male models on The Hot List featured on models.com.
Although he looks good in just about anything, he explains his signature look in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily. “I like old rockabilly style. I always wear denim on denim with suspenders and slicked back hair. Everybody usually looks so similar, so the photographers and editors all know now that I like this style. Most Asians don’t know about American street style,” said the 22-year-old model.
He has worked for Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger Adidas, Forever 21, and much more. His latest shoot is featured in Urbanlike Magazine’s fourth issue COEXIST. In addition to his passion for fashion, his love for sports like skateboarding, surfing, and jiu jitsu definitely make him an interesting character who we absolutely love.
When you think about what kind of clothes would look good on SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) Lee Min-ho, you’d probably think of something like a nice pair of swim trunks. You know, just enough clothing to show off those gorgeous abs. You probably wouldn’t think of him in a big snow jacket nearly completely covered up.
But you’re wrong. Completely wrong.
Proving to us that he can look stunning in just about everything, the South Korean actor posed for an Autumn/Winter French outdoor clothing brand photoshoot. Needless to say, Lee Min-ho looks amazing as always.
Be on the look out for his upcoming drama, Heirs, alongside actress Park Shin Hye.
Meet Milan’s new face, Ben Mao. He was first discovered while shopping in H&M and has now become a full time model under the agencies Boom Milan and CalCarries Shanghai. He has walked the runway for Calvin Klein and is featured in several magazine spreads and covers from Numero Homme China, HK Harper’s Bazaar, and Manifesto. We can’t wait to see more from this tall, tan, and handsome man in the future.
Today’s SHAG is the extremely attractive Filipino-Australian model on the rise, Vince Ferraren.
Vince was raised abroad, but has lived in the Philippines for about a year now and is signed to talent management company, Prime Stella. This hidden gem was first noticed in an underwear ad for a local fashion label. Standing tall at 6’5” with an exquisite physique, who wouldn’t notice him? He is a big fan of beaches, eating clean and healthy, and keeps in shape by lifting. He has been featured in Cosmopolitan Philippines and is a model for the popular brand, Bench.
This 22 year old has a bright career ahead of him and you’ll definitely be seeing him again.
This Thai-Chinese American-Canadian ethnic male was born in Canada and moved to New York to pursue his modeling career. The moment he stepped foot into the office of Major Model Management he was signed and we definitely can see why. He was the first Eurasian model to have a Ralph Lauren campaign and has worked for Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Y-3.
Although he has an uncanny resemblance to actor, Taylor Lautner, we’re not complaining. The more, the better!
Audrey readers, please welcome our new series, The Daily SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy), our series on well, our favorite smoking hot Asian guys! We’re going to start giving love to our Asian counterparts because simply, there’s not enough love for them in this world.
Guess who Istagrammed some pics of his latest fashion editorial? Everyone’s favorite male Asian supermodel – Godfrey Gao – in the latest issue of Esquire China.
All we can say is….you’re welcome, ladies. See below for more images!
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