HyunA 현아 「BABE」

Posted on August 29, 2017 commentaires

HyunA 「BABE」【베베】- from『Following』released on August 29, 2017.





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Norberto Paredes 「La mannequin Natalie Nootenboom bouscule les stéréotypes sur la beauté des Asiatiques」

Posted on August 28, 2017 commentaires

Elle veut en finir avec l’idée que toutes les femmes asiatiques sont « maigres, mignonnes et de petite taille ».

DIVERSITÉ – Dans un monde où la mode impose constamment des critères de beauté, les mannequins décidées à briser ces stéréotypes deviennent chaque jour de plus en plus populaires.

Natalie Nootenboom est une jeune mannequin de 16 ans qui veut en finir avec un stéréotype en particulier : l’idée que toutes les femmes asiatiques sont « maigres, mignonnes et de petite taille ».

« En grandissant, je devenais plus grande, plus maladroite. J’étais l’opposé de ce que les gens attendaient de moi. J’ai donc voulu utiliser ma position pour dire qu’on est tous différents. Nous ne pouvons pas créer un moule et s’attendre à ce que tout le monde y rentre », a-t-elle confié à『Revelist』.

Cette jeune femme d’origine japonaise vient de signer avec l’agence Muse. Elle pense que lorsqu’il s’agit de créer un monde de la mode plus divers et plus inclusif, il faut célébrer la diversité de la beauté féminine dans toutes ses formes. « La diversité est au-delà de l’origine ethnique et de la taille », explique-t-elle à nos confrères du HuffPost américain.

Dans une interview accordée à『Billboard』au début du mois d’août, Natalie a dévoilé que sa source d’inspiration est Katie Willcox, auteur du livre『Healthy is the New Skinny』(la santé a remplacé la maigreur). Elle en a profité pour donner un conseil à toutes les femmes : « Votre corps est à vous, et s’il est différent, il n’y a pas de raison de le détester, ou d’essayer de l’adapter à un faux idéal de beauté ».

Author: Norberto Paredes/Date: August 28, 2017/Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2017/08/28/natalie-nootenboom-mannequin_a_23187754/



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VIXX LR 빅스LR 「Whisper」

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VIXX LR 「Whisper」 - released on August 28, 2017.


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Craig Takeuchi 「VQFF 2017: ‘Project Gelb’ unravels the "No Asians" racism in gay male culture」

Posted on August 17, 2017 commentaires

The experience of seeing “No Asians” on an online dating or hookup profile may be commonplace among gay Asian men, but 「Project Gelb」 (gelb means yellow in German) delves into the implications of that too-casually-used statement.

Canadian filmmaker Francis Luta assembles a number of articulate – and sometimes humorous – Asian interviewees (primarily East Asian but with one South Asian man) for this insightful documentary that may be especially eye-opening to those who haven’t explored the subject before.

Each of the talking heads share their perspectives on dating and attraction in relation to their racial identities. Some relate experiences of racism and being stereotyped. Others talk about their own self-hatred and self-censorship as they strove to fit in or aspired to standards based on white people. What’s key here is that almost all of them are introspective and therefore able to question themselves, such as coming to the realization that they needed to challenge their attraction to only white men.

Everything you wanted to ask – but didn’t know who to ask – is in here: historical shifts in concepts of beauty, racial hierarchies of attractiveness, systems of power and control, and images (and images that are underrepresented) in media. And, of course, Bruce Lee’s there, too.

However, while the focus is on the exclusion of Asian gay men, the flipside phenomenon of rice queens, or gay men who fetishize Asian men, could use more investigation.

Interspersed with animated and performance segments to illustrate concepts, the well-paced film manages to strike an intelligent tone while remaining relatable and personable.

What’s unfortunate is that the people who truly need to see this documentary probably won’t. However, what the film does do is offer viewers the chance to consider possibilities for making change both within and without.

「Project Gelb」 will screen at the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (August 18) at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Filmmaker Francis Luta will participate in a post-screening discussion to be moderated by the Georgia Straight’s Craig Takeuchi.

You can follow Craig Takeuchi on Twitter at @cinecraig or on Facebook. You can also follow the Straight’s LGBT coverage on Twitter at @StraightLGBT or on Facebook.


queerfilmfestival 「Project Gelb」 #VQFF2017 - posted on July 05, 2017.

Craig Takeuchi

The urban beastie otherwise known as Craig Takeuchi is a UBC BA (art history/film studies) and MFA (Creative Writing program, with a screenplay thesis) graduate who has had his fiction and non-fiction work published in numerous local and national publications. He's covered a wide range of topics in film, ranging from Hollywood and Bollywood to Canadian content, as well as travel, food, the arts, and LGBT issues. He has also overseen the Straight's annual Summer in the City and Best of Vancouver issues. Also behind the scenes, he has contributed ideas for articles in numerous other sections and has also helped to address diversity issues in editorial coverage by the Straight.




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Adam Salandra 「Anthony Ma Searches For Fame—And Love—In ‘Before I Got Famous’」

Posted on August 16, 2017 commentaires

“Also, I'm gay. Please don't tell my dad.”

In a time when we need to see diversity on our screens more than ever, queer streaming service Revry is stepping up to the plate with a new original series featuring a gay Chinese protagonist.

「Before I Got Famous」 follows the story of Alex (Anthony Ma), a 21-year-old actor who leaves China to pursue a career in Hollywood. Things don’t go as smoothly as he had hoped, however, when he quickly realizes that the city is already a sea of other attractive actors he’s now competing with.


The comedy also takes a look at the prejudice that Asians face, not only in the United States, but within the LGBT community itself. The story explores Alex’s dating life as he tries to find a boyfriend who doesn’t come with preconceived stereotypes about Asian men.


The series was written by Q. Allen Brocka, the creator of the 「Eating Out」 franchise, and will be released globally on August 25 on Revry.

Check out the trailer for 「Before I Got Famous」 below.


REVRY 「Before I Got Famous」 Official Trailer | REVRY Original Series - posted on August 08, 2017.

Adam Salandra
Adam Salandra is a writer, performer and host in Los Angeles. When he's not covering the latest in pop culture, you can find him playing with his French Bulldog puppy or hovering over the table of food at any social gathering.
@adamsalandra

Author: Adam Salandra/Date: August 16, 2017/Source: http://www.newnownext.com/revry-before-i-got-famous-trailer/08/2017/


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Ryan General 「Asian American Man Stars in New Series Tackling Racism in the LGBTQ Community」

Posted on August 15, 2017 commentaires

A new show is set to take to the small screen three things that are rarely found on American television: 1. Asian American men in lead roles, 2. gay men in lead roles, and 3. the discrimination usually faced by gay Asian American men within the LGBTQ community.

Shining a light on a subject that almost no one talks about, the upcoming series titled 「Before I Got Famous」 will make its debut on August 25 on Revry, the world’s first global digital streaming platform for the LGBTQ+.

According to Queerty, actor Anthony Ma will be playing the role of Alex, a good-looking Asian American who chases a dream to become a star in Hollywood.

The series arc of the new show will delve on Alex’ journey, as he learns the challenges Asians usually encounter in Hollywood and racism gay Asian men sometimes face among the LGBTQ.

“It is a comical inside look at the gay dating scene, acting as an Asian against race stereotypes, and general hilarity,” the show’s blurb on Outfest stated. “The show pushes diversity, directly marketable to their demographic.”

Other cast members of the show include Leann Lei, Tiago Ferreira, and Camille Wormser. Alexandre Chen and Lee Chen also star as Alex’ parents.

「Before I Got Famous」, which was created by Vasco Xu and Giovanna Sarquis and written by Q. Allan Brocka and Marc Muszynski, had previously been shown at the LGBT+ film festival Outfest last July 15.

The ten-part series will also be available via Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku.


REVRY 「Before I Got Famous」 Official Trailer | REVRY Original Series - posted on August 08, 2017.



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Lea Palmieri 「‘Difficult People’ Gives Us A Billy Eichner and John Cho Kiss Even Hotter Than We Imagined」

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The big buzz about season 3 of 「Difficult People」 was not only that John Cho would be stopping by, but that he’d be a romantic interest for Billy (Billy Eichner). In today’s episode, 「Rabbitversary」, Cho makes his debut as “dickish advertising exec” Todd, and what a debut it was.

After sparring with Billy for using his headshot as part of an anti-circumcision campaign, the two wage a digital war on each other, with a bit of heavy Facebook stalking mixed in. When Billy and Todd reunite, both on the way to making each other look like racists at their respective jobs with the same exact props in hand, they bond over their mutual hatred of the phrase “I need a vacation from my vacation,” point out how “fucked up” each of them are, and give viewers a very satisfying makeout sesh. Oh, and all in front of a bus full of tourists, no less.


But this kiss is hot for a number of reasons, and the way 「Difficult People」 executed it on screen is a big part of what makes this show so genius. First of all, yes, we can use more steamy gay kisses on-screen. Hooray for checking that box. Second, John Cho himself was the face of the #StarringJohnCho campaign last year, which popped up on social media as a way to acknowledge the white-washing of Hollywood and offer up very attractive and capable actor John Cho as a potential leading man. The fact that 「Difficult People」 brought him in specifically to be a romantic partner for Billy is not just a wink but a full nod in the direction of people that not only want to be heard, but want to see a version of themselves on screen. By having Billy and Todd share such a great kiss is an important moment; that we also find it super hot is a great bonus.

Because all of those things aside, it’s simply a sexy lip-lock. From a physical perspective, just look at that passion and those hands. Whoo! And from an emotional perspective, it’s exciting that Billy has met his match. This is a guy just as bitchy and grumpy as he is, and we all know the only turn on bigger than finding out you like the same things as someone, is finding out that you both dislike the same things. These two can cuss at each other all day, but once they act on the sexual tension boiling up inside themselves, well, there’s really nothing more romantic than that.

「Difficult People」 was smart to give us the Billy and Todd make out shortly after Cho’s introduction. They acted on that attraction, and giving us a healthy dose of Cho’s fantastic comedic acting skills right off the bat is always a wise move. It was a perfect build up into a sexy smooch, and we will look forward to even more of them during Cho’s time on the show this season, because we can’t wait to see how miserably happy these two make each other.

Author: Lea Palmieri/Date: August 15, 2017/Source: https://decider.com/2017/08/15/difficult-people-billy-eichner-john-cho-kiss/



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E. Alex Jung 「How John Cho Came to Play Billy Eichner’s First-Ever ‘Difficult People’ Boyfriend」

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“Boobies!” John Cho shakes his head and chuckles as he walks past a neon orange sign that reads, well, boobies. He has just arrived at Bounce Sporting Club, a sports bar in the Flatiron District that has been turned into a “Boobies” – 「Difficult People」’s version of Hooters. The monitors mounted above the bar are playing fake sports footage on loop as extras cluster in groups off to the side: men in sweaters and button-downs and women in Boobies-brand tank tops, cutoffs, and shin-high soccer socks. “I’m having too much fun right now,” he laughs.

It’s Cho’s second day on the set of 「Difficult People」’s third season, where he’s doing a five-episode guest arc (the first of which airs today) as Todd, Billy’s (Billy Eichner) first-ever, real-life boyfriend. In the episode they’re shooting, Todd and Billy are officially an item, and Todd invites Billy to a going-away party for his colleague at Boobies. “The show is so fucking funny,” says Cho. “There’s a certain style I wanted to honor. It’s fast, it’s honest, but it is elevated, and reminds me of romantic comedies of the ’30s. It’s very snappy and literate.”

Like Billy and Julie (Julie Klausner), Todd isn’t exactly a people person. In his first appearance on the episode 「Rabbitversary」, we see that he’s an aggressive, cynical advertising executive who uses one of Billy’s head shots in a PSA against circumcision. When Billy asks him to take it down, he refuses. “We knew we wanted somebody who was as much of an asshole as Billy and Julie, but from a different world,” said Klausner, the creator and star of the show. “There are different douchebags in advertising than there are in entertainment.”

Billy and Todd get into a flame war, each trying to one-up the other before they both run into each other on the street, ready to prank the other. “They start out-hating and Facebook stalking and digitally ruining each other’s lives,” said Cho. “In the twist of the meet-cute, they run into each other each holding a bag of Ku Klux Klan material with Trump-Pence stickers that they were going to plant in each other’s workplaces. They end up making out.” He laughs, adding, “We meet, argue, and sparks fly.”

When it came time to cast Todd, everyone was unanimous: It had to be John Cho. “I take partial credit for the idea,” says Eichner. “We have the same manager, and it was right after the Oscars. John was really funny presenting, and my manager said, ‘What about John Cho?’ I swear, while I was watching the Oscars, I thought, John Cho would be so great on 「Difficult People」.” The show was casting around the Oscars earlier this year, and “he was in everyone’s mind. He’s just so funny,” says showrunner Scott King. “I don’t think I’m allowed to say it, because I’m the showrunner, but he’s so gorgeous also. My god, he’s so gorgeous. There’s no one else.”

Even though Cho and Eichner are already shooting their characters’ dating milestones, they had yet to film a pivotal moment from their meet-cute episode: the kiss. Shooting out of order and working up to the kiss though has allowed the two of them to work into their chemistry, especially considering the first time that Cho and Eichner ever met was on set. “I feel like there’s going to be a stepladder involved,” says Cho. “And he’s scruffy. My first stage kiss was a dude and that’s what I remember — all the scruff. I was like, ‘Women like this? I would demand a shaving.’”

But Cho is already being territorial about being Billy’s man: The two actors met on set the day prior when it just so happened that another friend of the show, and former Billy boo, Seth Meyers ran into them. “We were filming near 「30 Rock」 where Seth Meyers tapes his show and Seth jogged by,” Eichner recalls, “and then John got out of the car and we all had a moment together.”

“Seth was on the first season and said, ‘Billy’s mine.’ I think Seth gave him a hand job in the park in that episode, so I felt like he’s mine,” Cho says, shrugging. First boyfriend definitely trumps a hand job at the dog park.


E. Alex Jung
Twitter: https://twitter.com/e_alexjung



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PRIDE & Equality 「REVRY LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES ‘BEFORE I GOT FAMOUS’: Series Embracing Diversity and Challenging Asian Stereotypes Premieres August 25」

Posted on August 13, 2017 commentaires

REVRY, the LGBTQ+ digital streaming platform dedicated to showcasing the best entertainment created by and for queer and allied audiences, today announced that the original scripted comedy series, 「Before I Got Famous」 – which made its debut this year at the Outfest Film Festival – will be premiering exclusively on the premium SVOD service on August 25th.

The series follows Alex, a young gay actor emigrating from China to look for his big break in Hollywood. When the good-looking 21-year-old leaves his small town to move to the big city he realizes two scary truths: he is not the only handsome man out there, nor is he the only one who dreams of becoming a movie star.

The ten-episode series, co-written by Q. Allen Brocka (「Eating Out」, 「Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World」) is a comical look at a serious topic: discrimination inside the entertainment industry and the gay dating scene from the perspective of an often discriminated against minority. 「Before I Got Famous」 challenges the labels and stereotypes that Hollywood, the gay community and the world have placed on Asian Americans, while embracing the broader issues of human complexity and inclusivity.

“We want to show everyone that the human experience is universal, beyond gender, race or sexual nature,” said Giovanna Sarquis, co-creator & director. “With prevalent Asian themes throughout the show, we’re sure that the Asian community will relate to this content on an emotional and cultural level, as well as the LGBTQ+ community.”

“Embracing real world diversity is one of REVRY’s core pillars and this series strongly supports that message. We’re excited to bring this hilarious show to our viewers, a stellar comedy series that also speaks to real issues within our community that we know will resonate with our audience,” said Damian Pelliccione, CEO and co-founder of REVRY.

「Before I Got Famous」 was created by Vasco Xu and Giovanna Sarquis, who also directed the series, produced by Vasco Xu, Carole Lu, Leann Lei, Charlene Zhang and Kerena Huang and written by Q. Allan Brocka & Marc Muszynski. The series stars Anthony Ma, Tiago Ferreira, Camille Wormser, Lee Chen and Alexandre Chen.



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David Reddish 「Finally that queer Asian lead we’ve been waiting for in ‘Before I Got Famous’」

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The new queer streaming service REVRY bursts onto the Hollywood scene with the new sitcom 「Before I Got Famous」. Written by Q. Allan Brocka, the writer behind the 「Eating Out」 series, 「Before I Got Famous」 follows the misadventures of Alex, a Chinese émigré who comes to Hollywood in pursuit of an acting career. The 21-year-old gets a rude awakening when he realizes Hollywood has no shortage of other good-looking men, and that prejudiced views of Asian Americans continue to reverberate in both the showbiz and LGBTQ communities.

As created by Vasco Xu and Giovanna Sarquis, 「Before I Got Famous」 aims to expose discrimination against people of Asian descent and the queer community, but do so with a good dose of hilarity. The series also looks at the still-taboo subject of prejudice within the queer community: in his quest for love and stardom, Alex encounters quite a few would-be boyfriends who have their own preconceptions and misconceptions about Asian men. The series also doesn’t shy away from sexier moments, with heartthrob lead actor Anthony Ma’s Alex meeting his share of LA gay boys, and enjoying plenty of steamy scenes along the way.

「Before I Got Famous」 already debuted at Outfest this year, and generated positive buzz. REVRY aims to deliver more series, both dramatic and comedic, to the growing audience for queer content.

Available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, the web and Roku, as well as all iOS and Android mobile devices, the streaming service REVRY will feature movies, music and series, both original and established. Curious viewers can also sample programming on Pluto TV.

「Before I Got Famous」 debuts on REVRY August 25.


REVRY 「Before I Got Famous」 Official Trailer | REVRY Original Series - posted on August 08, 2017.

Author: David Reddish/Date: August 13, 2017/Source: https://www.queerty.com/finally-queer-asian-lead-weve-waiting-got-famous-20170813

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Sumiko Tan 「Lunch With Sumiko: How does Chuando Tan, 51, look like this?」

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You are what you eat, says photographer Chuando Tan, whose Instagram photos have gone viral

The answer, my friend, is six poached eggs.

I’m having breakfast with photographer Chuando Tan at Spago at Marina Bay Sands. It’s National Day and there’s a festive feel in the air.

Breakfast is a buffet spread and I’m curious what he’ll choose to eat.

After all, this is the man whose youthful good looks and washboard abs have made him an Internet sensation.

Over the past three weeks, websites from Australia to America have wondered how a 50-year-old could have a face so well-preserved and a body so chiselled. What is his secret, they have all asked.

“Singaporean male model defies the ageing process with ripped abs and baby-face skin - so, can YOU guess how old he is?” screamed a『Daily Mail』headline. “Is this guy a real-life Dorian Gray?” asked the『New York Post』.

So here we are, at the buffet station, and while I pile my plate with French toast, pancakes and scrambled eggs, I overhear Tan telling a waiter: “Six poached eggs.”

I wonder if I’ve heard correctly but sure enough, a plate of six white, wobbly eggs is delivered to us a few minutes later.

On another plate, he has chosen a small slice of French toast and a small helping of grilled vegetables.

Do you eat eggs every day, I ask. “I try to have my protein intake,” he says, proceeding to separate the white from the yolk. “This is embarrassing. Very uncivilised, right?” he says of the cut-up eggs. “You want some?” No, thanks, I say.

Do you eat the yolks, I wonder. “I think having two yolks is fine. There are reports saying that yolk is good. I don’t know, cannot keep up.”


It’s not been easy fixing a date with Tan, one of Singapore’s top fashion photographers. His schedule is busy and one recent assignment saw him flying to Beijing to photograph Chinese actress Angelababy.

A few days earlier, Tan had checked out Spago for a fashion shoot he is planning, and discovered that the sunlight streaming into the 57th floor at 8am is – in the words of his manager – “amazing.”

He asks to do his photograph at that time, and instead of him returning for lunch, I suggest we do breakfast instead.

From his Instagram photos, I’m expecting someone beefy. In person, though, Tan is lean. He explains that he’s been taking it easy at the gym since April because he hurt his shoulder while carrying weights.

At 1.85m tall, he weighs 78kg now but when he’s in tip-top weight-lifting form, he can go up to 82kg. And, for the record, Tan is not 50 but turned 51 in March.

I’m also expecting someone who may be arrogant because I’d heard how exacting he can be as a photographer. He surprises me by being shy. He speaks in gentle tones and apologises that his English isn’t good, and seems genuinely perplexed by the attention.

He looks executive-like in Calvin Klein shirt, Topman trousers and Cole Haan shoes without socks. Up close, he really can pass off as someone in his 20s. For one thing, his complexion is flawless. His skin is firm and blemish-free and I see no shadows under his deep-set eyes although he had a late night. And, I can vouch, he doesn’t use foundation either.

He does have laugh lines around his eyes and frown lines. The Ray-Ban frame he sports, which gives him a Clark Kent look, isn’t so much a fashion accessory as reading glasses for his presbyopia.

But his teeth are very white and his full head of hair is black.

Do you dye it, I ask.

Yes, he replies without hesitation, and also his moustache and goatee because he does have greying strands. “I think salt and pepper is quite cool but it’s not there yet,” he says. “It’s just a little bit here and there – not nice.”

His skincare routine is simple, he says when I probe. He doesn’t use many products because his skin is sensitive.

Have you had any procedures done? He says he tried Botox once around his eyes but didn’t like the result and hasn’t done it again.

As for his physique, he’s a strong believer that diet is very important. “You are what you eat,” he says, and abides by the theory that how your body looks is 70 per cent due to the food you consume, and 30 per cent about exercise.

“You wouldn’t want to look like a hamburger, right? I would rather look like a mean, lean chicken breast,” is how he puts it.

He doesn’t diet but tries to eat healthily. For protein, he goes for eggs, chicken and fish in soup. He eats rice but not that much. He avoids coffee and tea but drinks plenty of water, and he does not smoke or take alcohol.

It’s not like he never indulges. Ice cream is a weakness and he loves durians.

And if you must know about his exercise routine, a good week would see him at the gym five times, for a maximum of an hour and a half each, but he often manages with just three sessions a week. He doesn’t run because of a knee injury but does speed walking on the treadmill, and he swims.

Subjecting himself to such scrutiny was not something Tan was looking for.

In February 2015, he started an Instagram account, @chuando_chuandoandfrey, because some friends told him that clients these days would want to know how big a social media following a photographer had.

He posted photos of his work as part of ChuanDo & Frey. He and photographer Frey Ow, 41, who’s also at breakfast and takes the photos for this story, teamed up to shoot 13 years ago.

Tan also peppered his Instagram with photos of himself, like hamming it up on holidays. There were also about two dozen bare-bodied photos showing off his very impressive biceps and abs. “I’m so vain lah,” he says of these personal snapshots.

By last month, he had garnered 95,000 fans – a very decent though not astronomical number. Then, overnight, he was “discovered.”

“One morning, I woke up, checked my phone and saw that my followers had increased to 105,000,” he recalls. He thought there was a mistake, then realised he had a tonne of messages too. “I was like, sh**, man.”

He soon discovered that a Chinese news website, Yidian Zixun, had run some of his Instagram photos in a story about how there was a Singapore man who was 50 but looked 30.

The story went viral, as did his account, and, soon, media outlets around the world had stories on him. He was inundated with interview requests.

He also got strange messages, like someone asking him to post a photo of his toes. Toes, I ask? “Ya. Foot fetish,” he says, shaking his head.

There were requests for him to be a stripper. “Probably I’ll consider it,” he says, deadpan. He sees my look of surprise and says: “When I’m 80. Save the best for last.” He breaks into a guffaw.

He was overwhelmed by the attention and stayed home for the first two days after his story went viral. He now has 424,000 followers.

Some friends have advised him to make the best of the fame while it lasts – not many 50-year-olds get modelling offers, after all. But he also worries that it might hurt his image as a photographer.

There are haters who accuse him of creating publicity for himself, and those who ask why he isn’t acting his age. He shrugs them off.

“They said, ‘please stop it. Don’t do this, you’re 50 years old’, like, wow, so is there like a standard behaviour that I’m supposed to follow? Send it to me, then I take a look. People are like that. We are more comfortable when everybody is the same, right?”

“As long as you’re good to your parents, people that you care for, people around you, and to whoever your God is, that’s good enough. You’re so small, how are you going to please the whole world?”

If he sees any good out of all this, it is how some of his fans say his photos inspire them to take better care of their health and bodies.


Being in the limelight is not actually new to him as he was at one time one of Singapore’s top male models and had a short career as a Mandopop singer.

He was born Tan Chuan Do and grew up in Toa Payoh, the youngest of three children. His late father was respected Chinese ink artist Tan Tee Chie. His mother died when he was 31.

He studied at Nanyang Primary and later Pei Dao Secondary, then got a diploma in graphic design from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

He started modelling at 16 and when he was in his 20s, sang under the name Chen Yufei. But showbiz wasn’t for him because he has always been very shy, he says, conceding that “I might not look it.”

He went into photography and has done work for big fashion titles and the cover of Janet Jackson’s 2008 album『Discipline』. He also set up a modelling agency, Ave. In recent decades, he has been happy to keep a low public profile – and then the Instagram story broke.

Tan, a bachelor, says his life revolves around his work, gym and friends. For now, he is keeping an open mind about his newfound fame, but takes “everything with a pinch of salt.”

While we are packing up, I ask to see his IC. He sportingly hands it over and there it is, proof of how old he is – March 3, 1966.

We wait for the lift to take us down from the 57th floor.

Where is my car key, he asks suddenly, patting his pocket.

You valet-parked, remember, says Ow.

We laugh, and Tan says: “I forgot. See, a sign of age.”

Twitter @STsumikotan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of『The Sunday Times』on August 13, 2017, with the headline 「Who says a 51-year-old can’t look like this?」.





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Gaspard 「Cooper Dang : la première fois d’un gay asiatique」

Posted on August 08, 2017 commentaires
C’est devenu tellement rare dans le porno gay que ça en deviendrait presque un événement. Pour une fois, les studios MEN mettent en avant un modèle asiatique. Si on peut regretter qu’il soit en mode passif docile et pas en super héros actif, on apprécie quand même qu’à travers le label Drill My Hole les producteurs injectent un peu de diversité.

Ce nouveau venu chez MEN s’appelle Cooper Dang et campe ici un jeune homme timide et puceau. Il est gêné quand en vacances il allume la télé et tombe sur un porno gay. La chose le travaille et il décide de passer à l’acte : après des années à contenir ses pulsions, il veut enfin s’amuser avec un garçon. Après un petit relooking (ben oui, chez MEN quand on veut choper un gay on se relooke avec un débardeur – CQFD), il tombe sur la bombasse Roman Todd.

Une première fois avec le joli Roman c’est un délice bien entendu ! Le bogosse va faire plaisir à son partenaire avec son manche ardent et Cooper sera plus que ravi de se laisser guider... Voir la bande-annonce.

Author: Gaspard/Date: August 08, 2017/Source: http://www.popandfilms.com/cooper-dang-premiere-dun-gay-asiatique/



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Wanna One 워너원 「Energetic」

Posted on August 07, 2017 commentaires

Wanna One 「Energetic」【에너제틱】- from『1X1=1(TO BE ONE)』released on August 07, 2017.

Une choré aussi énergique que le titre, c'est acrobatique, expressif, sexy, ça part dans tous les sens !

On adore le mouvement-signature bien sûr ☺️


Merci au chorégraphe pour ce bref moment de back hug-strangulation 🤤


Mais le clou du spectacle, c'est le piano humain 🤣



Wanna One 「Energetic」【에너제틱】(Performance Ver.) - from『1X1=1(TO BE ONE)』released on August 07, 2017.

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WINNER 위너 「LOVE ME LOVE ME」

Posted on August 04, 2017 commentaires

WINNER 「LOVE ME LOVE ME」 - from『Our Twenty For』released on August 04, 2017.

Mais on vous aime on vous aime mes p’tits chéris 💕 surtout avec ces shorts et ce son tropical 😘




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WINNER 위너 「ISLAND」

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WINNER 「ISLAND」 - from『Our Twenty For』released on August 04, 2017.

Aaaah le son de l'été 🏝




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