“Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding has added another feather in his cap by making history as the first Asian GQ “Men Of The Year” cover star.
Announcing GQ’s Men (and Woman) of the Year 2018: @michaelb4jordan, @henrygolding, @jonahhill, and @serenawilliams (featuring handwriting by @virgilabloh) https://t.co/EpG3lKCJ3r #GQMOTY pic.twitter.com/6MgczSxSpq
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 12, 2018
GQ revealed on Monday that the hunky actor is featured on one of the magazine’s four “Men (and Woman) of the Year 2018” covers.
Something we have been so excited to share with you all, what an honour… Thankyou @gq for recognising me as one of your Men of the year. It is beyond 🔥The spread is delicious, can’t wait for you all to see it by @paridukovic and styling by @jimmooregq, words by @MichelleLhooq https://t.co/rbSyuUDWJ9
— Henry Golding (@henrygolding) November 12, 2018
Receiving the honor alongside Golding in this year’s class of GQ cover stars are Michael B. Jordan, Serena Williams and Jonah Hill, according to Huffington Post.
Described by the magazine as its “star of the year,” Golding was reportedly chosen to be on the cover because of his breakout success starring in “Crazy Rich Asians.”
The GQ feature commended the British Malaysian actor for his accomplishments this year: “When Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters this summer, Hollywood held its breath waiting for the box office results, but anyone who knew anything about … well, anything could’ve predicted it’d be the smash it was. Beyond its success — and what a success it was — it minted Henry Golding as one of the industry’s must-hire new actors, and for good reason: He’s handsome, he’s suave, and that accent. A nation swooned, and GQ did too.”
Netizens celebrated the feature on Twitter, showering the star with congratulatory tweets:
In HS, there were 2 things I was sure I would never see in my lifetime:
1. An Asian American President
2. A @GQMagazine cover that featured someone who looked like me
Things are changing. One down. One to go.
— William Yu (@its_willyu) November 12, 2018
The only thing we got right this year is Henry Golding on the cover of GQ’s Men of the Year issue. pic.twitter.com/ZFIURVbbnt
— Jason Carlos (@jaarlos) November 12, 2018
Wow! Huge congrats to my friend, @henrygolding. Very much deserved cover of @GQ – super talented, hardworking, and a good soul. What a milestone for you and the many others for whom you are paving a path! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 https://t.co/tvYHsoTq0L
— Steve Jang (@stevejang) November 12, 2018
His “Crazy Rich Asians” family were also equally festive about the cover.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) November 12, 2018
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) November 12, 2018
Featured Image via GQ