Haikus With Hotties is a calendar series that highlights the attractive and talented Asian men in media that often don’t get as much attention as they deserve. Aside from funding operations, all proceeds go to an Asian American organization or charity that supports Asian American storytelling.
Part sincere appreciation and part tongue-in-cheek spoof, Haikus With Hotties is a series that celebrates Asian male hotness in all forms. After the series launched in 2013 with Godfrey Gao, “Haikus With Hotties” released its first calendar in 2016 after a successful Kickstarter campaign featuring Yoshi and Peter Sudarso. 2017 brought a second calendar with a new twist: “From the makers of Haikus With Hotties now comes Haikus *On* Hotties.” And in 2018, the fans are invited to participate in the fun and write Haikus *For* Hotties. What started out as a joke has become a nice excuse to feature a variety of Asian American men doing interesting things in the media. For more information, visit www.haikuswithhotties.com.
– 2013 Series Launch
– 2016 Haikus With Hotties (1st Calendar)
– 2017 Haikus On Hotties (2nd Calendar)
– 2018 Haikus For Hotties (3rd Calendar)
Haikus With Hotties Logo
2017 Calendar (Download .zip 6.3MB)
Ada Tseng | Creator
When Ada was a little girl, she dreamed of being a journalist that would have all her writing overshadowed by hot photos of shirtless Asian American men. As an adult, she has seen considerable empirical evidence on Twitter—from fire emojis to OMG reaction gifs—that shows that these Haiku Hotties do make the world a happier place.
Mai Nguyen | Co-Producer
When Ada first shared her idea for Haikus With Hotties in 2013, Mai knew it would be amazing. Mai helped with promoting the calendar when it first debuted in 2016 and joined as a co-producer in 2017. Sharing hot Asian men with the world is one of her greatest life purposes, so she’s not sure how she lived up until 2016.
Amanda Lui | Designer
Amanda joined Haikus With Hotties as a graphic designer and web developer for the 2017 edition. She takes pride in helping others enjoy Asian men at their “peak-hot” in a steamy, yet practical, calendar.
Yoshi and Peter Sudarso | Haikus With Hotties Ambassadors
Let’s be honest: Yoshi and Peter Sudarso first got the attention of the Haikus With Hotties team because 1) they look like that, 2) they take a lot of shirtless selfies, and 3) Ada was looking for someone who would take a really hot photo while emerging out of the ocean wearing floaties for our very first Kickstarter. Since then, we’ve come to appreciate that their talents go much deeper than their outside beauty (they act, they do their own stunts, and they’re the most generous, good-hearted, fun-loving guys you’ll ever meet) and we’ve deemed them our Haikus WIth Hotties ambassadors—basically as an excuse to gift the public with another hot and silly brotherly photo for another year.