Who’s that hottie on the cover of our calendar? It’s Shannon Kook, the South African-born, Canada-raised hottie Shannon Kook, which you may recognize from the popular television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. From 2010-11, he played Zane Park, the cute, openly gay jock with the wild, spiky hair.

The way he made viewers feel can only be properly expressed through a fan video:

He also plays Drew in the hit supernatural thriller The Conjuring, directed by James Wan, Trey in Dark Places, and Theo on the web series Carmilla. He’s currently shooting The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, scheduled for a Summer 2016 release.

What’s it like to be
The very first Haikus with
Hotties cover boy?

Shannon:
If you can guess what
I’m thinking on that cover –
That would sum it up.

Is it offensive
To stare a little too long
At your six-pack abs?

Shannon:
I’m sprawled across a chaise lounge –
Stare till it feels wrong.
“Wrong” is our theme song.

What did you learn from
Your research? Does sex appeal
Affect poetry?

Shannon:
Your beauty lies not
In the reflection of eyes
But the voice inside.

Photo by Lane Dorsey

For more info, check out his interview with Audrey Magazine online!