Looking for a holiday gift for the ladies? Check out the 2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar.
At a time when Asian males continue to be either under-represented or stereotyped in the mainstream media, the 2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar offers a rare look at a diverse group of Asian-American men who are fast becoming the newest “objects of affection” in American mainstream culture. The calendar features some of the most popular Asian Pacific American male actors and models showcasing their physical side. See the sexy side of Asian men from the likes of:
* “Mr. December” features Yul Kwon, the first Asian American SURVIVOR winner and People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2006); currently Deputy Chief of FCC Consumer Affairs
* Summer heats up with “Mr. August” a.k.a. Daniel Ichikawa, a Japanese American working actor from Costa Mesa who has appeared in Heroes, SWAT and The Last Samurai;
* “Mr. May” is Frank Chan, a decorated Chinese American war veteran who served two tours with the 82nd Airborne in Iraq and Afghanistan
“This project is important because it showcases and glamorizes Asian American males in a light that they are not often portrayed in; models in this calendar show the more masculine and intense face of the Asian American male,” said Darren Domingo (“Mr. March”).
The calendar’s creators say the reaction to the project has been extremely
positive, with orders coming from 25 states, D.C., and seven other countries
on four continents. “It was incredible to see such an enormous grassroots fan base build up during the production of the calendar,” said Jeff Sheng, the calendar’s internationally renowned photographer and one of its three creators, along with Nareth Chuon and Jason Peers. “People we didn’t even know quickly promoted us on their social networking sites and the buzz and excitement over the release really encouraged us and gave us confidence. This calendar is a great way to increase the visibility of Asian American men’s bodies in a society that disproportionally focuses on “white” beauty, or Asian American women.”
However, the 2010 APM Calendar goes beyond just skin deep. 100% of the production profits from the sale of the 2010 APM Calendar go to the Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, a non-profit community health center that provides low cost medicine to the working poor and uninsured in over ten languages.
Get your 2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar here.
2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar (Behind the scenes)