KICKSTART THIS!: Haikus On Hotties Combines Hot Men And Poetry

Poetry’s long been the language of love — that just makes sense. But another aspect of love is — let’s face it — hotness. The newest kickstarter from Haikus With Hotties combines these two ideas and adds a third: Body paint!

Haikus On Hotties is a 2017 calendar featuring attractive Asian-American men with haikus on their bodies — either via clothing… or our favorite, painted on their skin.

The must-see Kickstarter video features actors (and brothers) Yoshi and Peter Sudarso. You might know them best from the webseries Apartment210. Yoshi is also the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Charge, and Peter will be the new Blue Ranger in 2017’s Power Rangers Ninja Steel. In it, they briefly explain the concept, and then strip down to their boxers as friends and artists cover them in paint.

They’re still working on the entire lineup, but to help whet your appetite, here’s a few photos Haikus With Hotties have already taken.

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Actor Gerrard Lobo, who was in Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None (Photo: An Rong Xu)


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Kenta Seki, fitness guru and protegee of Jillian Michaels. (Photo: Jeffery Andre)


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Ronnie Woo, star of Food To Get You Laid on LOGO. (Photo: Rikki Ronae)


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Vishavjit Singh, a cartoonist, writer and performance artist poses with a be-haiku’d Captain America shield. (Photo: An Rong Xu)


They’re still looking for your suggestions: If you know an Asian-American hottie they missed, please tweet @adatseng with “I need [NAME OF HOT MAN] @twitterhandlehere on my 2017 #HaikusOnHotties calendar. It is a matter of life & hotness!”.

The last Haikus With Hotties featured a wide array of hotties from different disciplines, including Randall Park from Fresh Off The Boat, Dante Basco from Avatar: The Last Airbender and comedian Hari Kondabolu.

Of course, Haikus On Hotties isn’t just about getting your rocks off. All profits will be donated to Angry Asian Man, a blog focused on Asian-American issues and journalism.

If you’re interested in the calendar, but can’t quite swing the extra funds right now — Haikus With Hotties has confirmed that the calendar will be happening no matter what. The Kickstarter is just to help cover production costs so more money can go to Angry Asian Man. (Of course, the Kickstarter is the only place to get some of the bonuses, like stickers, posters and custom temporary tattoos!)

(Featured image by Melly Lee/Courtesy of Kickstarter)