The Writers Talk About: Whether John Cho is Hot or Not

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about how hot John Cho is.

Ernie:John Cho Says Sulu is Not Just Japanese, But is a Pan-Asian Character.” You know, Pan-Asian. Like PF Changs.

Moye: …I saw John Cho at my favorite restaurant in LA (this down to earth pizza/panini place). i totally stared at him, thinking how much he looked like John Cho and we had this awkward moment of me realizing it was him and him probably thinking, “oh look, only Asian girls recognize me.” And then he picked up his pizza and left.

Efren: Moye, is he more attractive in real life than he is on-screen? i don’t find him all that attractive (shrug).

Jen: have you seen the asian straight guys out there? John Cho, in comparison, is HOT.

John: How are the straight Asian guys on the 8Asians email list supposed to take this comment?

Xxxtine: Quietly.

Efren: lol, i beg to differ — i know lots of hot straight Asian guys. there’s just something about John Cho that just doesn’t do it for me. Not sure what it is; he was deliciously catty in Margaret Cho’s Bam-Bam and Celeste, though.

Xxxtine: If it makes you feel any better Efren – my loins don’t buzz for him either. Sung Kang — now HE’S HOT, and very charming.

Bo: I think it’s his ginormous Asian head. His head just seems bigger than most XXL Asian heads. Or maybe its just that he’s so skinny. Makes his head just look proportionally huge. Lollipopesque. As an Asian optometrist once told me. “We have big heads in order to fit our big brains.” Seriously though, what genetic benefit could gigantic craniums provide?

Moye: John Cho is HOT in person. i think maybe the camera kinda flattens his face so he looks okay on the screen, but seriously, i was totally checking him out in front of my boyfriend. And even he was like, “Really? John Cho?? Hot?? You sure??” And i was like “YES GO LOOK BEHIND YOU. Now excuse me while I go ask him out.”

Min Jung: Guys, guys, settle down. I’ve not only met John Cho, he’s “recognized me” as a writer for KoreAm. That was a weird moment, actually, because I was asking him to autograph a copy of the mag with him on the cover like a stupid fangirl.

Xxxtine: I say we title this post “The HOTNESS of John Cho”

Efren: Or “John Cho: Hot or Not?”

John: Yeah, we should totally upload a photo of John Cho on! Me, I’m a 6.6 / 10.

Sometimes, 8Asians posts just write themselves.

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