Eye Candy : Chen Kun for Modern Weekly

Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019

I've never really been a fan of long hair on men but somehow Chen Kun manages to pull it off. Okay his handsome face and gorgeous mane of hair probably have everything to do with that. He's appeared in some creative editorials and I love the way he always commits to them. This one for Modern Weekly with the cool artistic touches and funky styling is no exception. My longstanding crush on Chen Kun was renewed after watching his commanding performance in the epic historical drama The Rise of Phoenixes (凰权·弈天下) last year.  After completing filming The Weary Poet and The Onmyoji, it looks like the actor who also runs his own artist management company and acting school has been taking a break and travelling. I'm just guessing this based on his Instagram which I follow.  It looks like he visited NYC last month. And when did he turn 43? He's another one who looks forever youthful. I hardly see a difference from his ultra suave Van Cleef & Arpels campaign in 2012.

So I've been asked why I primarily post editorials featuring Asian actors/actresses. The answer comes down to personal interest and I want to showcase editorials that are lesser seen. I also want to share a broader view of Asian entertainment and Asian beauty because it's not especially well represented by Asian Americans in Western entertainment.  In particular Asian men have been misrepresented and unfairly maligned through Western entertainment. They are often shown as weak, nerdy, awkward, the butt of jokes and considered generally unattractive. Well Asian men are not represented by Jackie Chan or Ken Jeong or Daniel Dae Kim. They can be classically handsome like Chen Kun or Won Bin or Daniel Henney and are a far cry from the stereotypes depicted.

Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019
Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019
Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019
Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019
Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019
Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019
Chen Kun, 陈坤, Chen Kun 2019
Photos: Weibo

11 comments

Mica said...

I'm not familiar with the actor but these are great photos! Some interesting outfits, haha! :)

Hope that your week is going well! :)


Away From Blue

Emmylou said...

Dayum! He's 43?!?!?! Gosh darn it. Really need to step up my skin care game!! And hear hear. Thank you for posting these editorials, chingu! I really am grateful that you show these. I so agree that this is a part of fashion/celeb world we don't see much here in North America. So frustrating sometimes when they automatically hire Daniel Dae Kim when hiring "tough and hunky" Asian. Like, I like him too, but c'mon...

Beauty Unearthly said...

Nice selection! thanks for sharing, xo

Bambi said...

I've never heard about him before but 43? Damn, my friends aren't even 25 and they already look way older than him :D

Valerie said...

Wo, this editorial is a work of art! The fashion is so stylish and unique!

http://roadesque.com

glamorous without the guilt said...

he look more handsome without mustache....

Have a nice day
Kinza Khushboo
Blog
Glamorous without the Guilt
Bloglovin | Glamorous without the Guilt

Dressed With Soul said...

Oh, for me it is the same, normally I'm not a huge fan of men with long hair but he is indeed very handsome!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
www.dressedwithsoul.com

Linda, Libra, Loca said...

I am a huge fan of men with long hair, I feel like it makes them extra masculine if they can pull it off. That being said: My husband sports the zero hair look (only partly by choice...) and I like that a lot too.

Jackie Harrison said...

Handsome and fierce model, have a lovely weekend.

Ivana Split said...

I'm not a fan of long hair on men either, but some men look great with it and he really pulls it off.

I have to say that I just love the artistic photography in this editorial. Beautiful portrait photograpy, especially the last one...made me think of Picasso and his cubist portraits.

I do agree with you...Chen Kun is gorgeous...and so youthful... I love that you post about Asian celebs!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.