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23 Crazy-Fine Asian Dudes Who Don't Conform To Western Standards Of Hotness

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05/25/2017 03:35pm ET | Updated May 25, 2017

Let’s face it: When it comes to who is considered “hot,” we tend to default to traditional Eurocentric and Western standards. We’re talking narrow noses, large, non-almond-shaped eyes and pale skin.

For men of Asian descent, that means their good looks too often go overlooked. Asian guys are rarely cast as male romantic leads in movies or TV; as Netflix’s “Iron Fist” showed us, they frequently get passed over for white guys. They have more difficulty finding dates online than other racial groups ― and get called undateable by the likes of Steve Harvey. (Remember when the TV host laughed at the idea of white women finding Asian dudes attractive? Yeah, who could forget.)

We’re here to call out all that B.S. There’s one reason Asian men shouldn’t have to conform to Western standards of masculinity and hotness: They’re sexy as hell on their own.

Below, 23 guys who are upending ideas about what it means to be attractive and masculine by sheer virtue of their good looks. (For part one of this clearly riveting series on hot Asian men, head here.)

1
Dev Patel
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Dev Patel is the Internet's boyfriend for good reason. LOOK AT HIM.
2
Scott Neslage

Always remember to stretch #swimming #imasoulman photographed by @ashdo #ashtondo

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Scott Neslageputs the super in supermodel.
3
Choi Siwon
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Choi Siwon of South Korean boy band Super Junior has dimples for days.
4
Waris Ahluwalia
Waris Ahluwalia is a social justice fighter and a fashion designer and he looks like this. It's just all TOO MUCH.
5
Ross Butler

My #SpikeSpiegel look for a @wwd feature. Read it here: goo.gl/V5BkW7 Photo: Dan Doperalski

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Here's Ross Butler of "13 Reasons Why" bringing you major bedroom eyes.
6
Jungkook

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Pretty sure you spotted K-Pop star Jungkook and his BTS bandmates at the Billboard Music Awards this year. Why? They took home an award and looked flier than anyone else there.
7
Chris Pang

And now you've seen my boy-band look. . 📸@rowan_daly . #asian #boyband#kpop #leaningonstuff

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Chris Pang has been cast in "Crazy Rich Asians". We're crazy happy about that.
8
David Lim

One last time. Tonight on @abcquantico. 💪🏽💦🥊🎬 #SebastianChen #Quantico

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What, you thought we were going to forget David Lim from "Quantico"?
10
Rain

In shanghai ~

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Singer Rain is the pop star of ~the future~ and your dreams.
11
Kunal Nayyar

Because I'm Happy. #homesweethome

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We're just gonna go ahead and credit all of the "Big Bang Theory's" rating success to babe Kunal Nayyar.
12
Lewis Tan

"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." - William Shakespeare

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We're still depressed that Lewis Tan *almost* got the role of "Iron Fist." (You can see why.)
13
Jay Park

#h1ghrmusic #인스타일코리아 #instylekorea #AOMG #followthemovement

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Obviously we have to include rapper and fashion god Jay Park.
14
Rick Yune
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You may remember Rick Yune as the especially good looking guy from the original "The Fast And Furious."
15
Alex Mallari Jr.

weekend #mood

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Can you handle the cuteness that is "Dark Matter" actor Alex Mallari Jr. hanging out with a pup in bed?
16
Akanishi Jin
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Swoooooon. Singer and actor Akanishi Jin is basically a tousled hair god.
17
Aziz Ansari

Pizza night. #BudsinItalia #BigBudLilBud

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Adorable, smart, funny, loves carbs -- what's not to love about Aziz Ansari?
18
Vidyut Jammwal
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Vidyut Jammwal is known as the "The New Age Action Hero of Bollywood." We need a hot hero like him in Hollywood too, though, amirite?
19
Ian Anthony Dale
Sexy stare-down courtesy of "Hawaii Five-0" actor Ian Anthony Dale.
20
T.O.P.
Choi Seung-hyun, aka K-Pop star T.O.P., has swag like no other.
21
Shahid Kapoor

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This pic of Shahid Kapoor? Proof that too much of a good thing is a very good thing.
22
Daniel Wu

Thank you @studiobaby for this wonderful cover shot! Can't wait to see the inside!

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Daniel Wu kicks ass and takes numbers on "Into The Badlands" -- and looks hella good doing it.
23
Hideo Muraoka
And finally, here's model-slash-athlete Hideo Muraoka. We see you, bro.
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