Haikus With Hotties: Chris Dinh


The latest hottie in our insightfully mediocre poetry series knows how to rock the white button-down shirt, skinny tie and khakis. It’s the dreamy, bespectacled Chris Dinh, who has captured hearts of YouTube fans everywhere as a writer and actor for the popular Asian American channel Wong Fu Productions.

Known for their romantic stories, soft lighting and their “Nice Guy” brand, Wong Fu recently released their first feature film, Everything Before Us, written by Dinh and available on Vimeo this June. Dinh also wrote and stars in Crush the Skull, the horror/comedy film about burglars versus serial killers, which premieres this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Can this ultimate nice guy transform into a burglar-hating serial killer that crushes his own skull with his bare hands? (Disclaimer: not what the movie is actually about.) Or does this photo show that even when he’s being bad, he’s really just being bad at being bad?



So this “nice guy” thing …
Wouldn’t you rather be bad
And make it look good?
I’m quite the bad boy
Bad at dancing, bad at math
None of it looks good.

Tell her she’s perfect
Just the way she is, or calm
down screaming fangirl?
Best to calm down first.
When she sees I’m not Wes Chan,
awkwardness follows.

Do you ever hum
“I’m bringing sexy back (yeah)”
when doing good deeds?
I hum it all day.
A reminder to all. NICE
is the new SEXY.



Photo courtesy of Tim Chiou
This story was originally published in our Summer 2015 issue. Get your copy here. 

Want to check out more Haikus with Hotties? Check out Yen Chen, Dante Basco, Freddie Wong, Godfrey Gao and Randall Park.

Want to get to know the cast of Everything Before Us? Check out Randall ParkVictoria ParkKi Hong LeeBrittany IshibashiChris Riedell and Katie Savoy.