It seems like yesterday that I spent 4th of July weekend at my Aunt and Uncle’s house at their annual Independence Day blowout. But aside from a chance to celebrate the Fourth with many amazing folks, the party also doubled as a “Daniel’s Going Away Party.” Daniel, is one of our “littlest” (youngest) cousins and he was heading off to Chicago and ultimately New York to pursue a career in modeling, having won an Asian modeling contest last year and then signing a contract with Ford Models shortly after that.
After being in New York for only a week, Dan booked and shot his first big gig: the Uniqlo Fall 2009/Winter 2010 ad campaign, the photographer only being the famous Mario Testino. In the last couple of weeks, he has booked and shot more gigs, including some ads for Procter & Gamble and other major clients. Needless to say, we’re all so proud of him!
Anyway, as a lucky family member, I’ve had the “inside scoop” from his sisters who have been leaking test shots for months, but now I’ve gotten my hands on his show cards via Asian Models Blog.
If you clicked on the show card and saw his stats… no, your eyes do not deceive you. Daniel is indeed 6′ 2.5″ tall, maybe a smidge taller than that. I’d share a photo of us together but he pretty much towers over me and, well, it’s hard to be in pictures with really good looking people because it makes us regular folk look all the more regular.
Anyway, I’m asking that if you see this tall, muscled guy in some magazine or website in the near future, please let me know. If you want to ogle over him and tell me how hot he is, I’ll acknowledge your feelings, but I can’t quite totally agree with you, since there is just something icky about thinking that your cousin is hot. (Yes, I know, I’m just going to have to get used to hearing people go ga-ga over him!)