At last weekend’s BANANA2 conference, I was asked about a dozen times, “When are going to post something else about your hot cousin Daniel Liu?” Well, I guess I succumbed to peer pressure because after a year and a half moratorium on posts about Daniel– imposed by our Benevolent Dictator Ernie who said something about “8Asians is not a fan site for your cousin Daniel, Joz” — I’m throwing caution to the wind and posting about Daniel’s latest ad campaign.
Yes, Daniel is the guy in the “HOT Spring 2011: So Put Together – Bloomingdales.com” Men’s Color Campaign.
Daniel was pretty busy in 2010 and so here’s a brief overview of what we missed while Ernie was busy telling me not to post about my cousin:
- He was in the Uniqlo Heattech Fall/Winter 2009 campaign, shot by Mario Testino
- He was featured in Target’s Liberty of London television ad campaign for Spring/Summer 2010 (incidentally, this ad was shot in December 2009– we had dinner with him in LA the night he shot this spot)
He also did a ton of editorials including:
- GQ China
- GQ Taiwan
- Surface Magazine
- V Magazine
- Daman Magazine
- Vogue Nippon (Japan)
- Vanity Fair Italy
He also did a lot of other print and online work that’s not listed on his models.com page, but one thing that does appear here that I hadn’t seen until now was a set of polaroids of him done Spring/Summer 2010. Hopefully, these shirtless pix of Daniel will tide you over until Ernie decides to lift the moratorium on Daniel posts. If you want to see more posts about Daniel, you should appeal to our Benevolent Dictator. Until then, I’m going to bug Moye to bake me another pie and pretend like people aren’t drooling over my “little” 6-foot tall cousin.