Before I start this blog post, I just want to define what a Man Crush is. It’s pretty much a musician, artist, or athlete who I am very fond of and respect mainly for their talents. Also if they possess an awesome personality they are considered a dope person in my book. For the record, I am in no way a crazy stalker groupie fan. I am one of those fans that would be totally calm and cool if I ever got the opportunity to meet a celebrity. So there ya go!
Those who know me know that one of my favorite TV Shows ever is The Walking Dead (TWD). I have been a fan of the show since last year. Yes I know I started really late on loving the show but through the help of Netflix and certain websites of the internet, I have caught up with all three seasons of the show. From watching the TWD, I have become a fan of a lot of characters on the show. But there is one character in particular who I am a huge fan of. His name is Steven Yuen. He plays Glenn Rhee on TWD.
Now there are many reasons why I love Glenn on TWD:
—- He is sweet.
——He is sensitive.
—— He has become a freakin’ badass.
—— He is smart.
—— He is pretty much a strategist in many ways.
—— He is adorable.
—— There are times when I see him on the show and he comes into the scene. I whisper: “I love you” as a formal greeting.
—— He is so badass. I know I have said this twice but it’s so damn true!
One day I decided to check out Steven Yeun’s bio just out of curiosity. I found out so many cool things about him.
—— He is a Michigan native! (Even though he was born in Seoul, South Korea) He is from Troy, Michigan which is about 30 minutes away from Detroit.
—— His parents own two Beauty Supply Stores in Detroit.
—— He is a very handsome young man.
—— He has a brother named Brian who has a gourmet food truck called “The Bun Truck” which he runs in Los Angeles.
—— His birthday is on December 21st. My birthday is on December 29th. Coincidence, I think not.
—— He graduated from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan with a BA in Psychology.
—— He can sing and play the guitar quite beautifully.
—— He is a huge Detroit Pistons fan.
—— He did improv comedy at Second City in Chicago before moving to LA.
—— After his parents gave him just two years to pursue his acting dream, in 2010 he landed one of the main character roles on TWD as Glenn Rhee.
—— He has an adorable a black goldendoodle (golden retriever-poodle mix) named Agnes. She is just too cute!
To add more about my fandom, I have made a photo album dedicated to Yuen. I made a vlog post on my YouTube Channel (The AshNerdStar Report) pretty much sharing why I am a big fan of him. I have watched maybe every interview he has done. He’s such an interesting person. It would be really awesome to meet and have a conversation with him.
I have been thinking about a way for Steven to either favorite, follow, or tweet me back on Twitter. The only thing I have tweeted him so far was: “Hey Steven ^_^. How are you?” No response whatsoever. I will not give up my quest. Wouldn’t it be cool if I could interview him for my blog?!?! That would be dooooope!!!!
Well that sums up the many reasons of why I have a man crush on Steven Yeun. I have no idea if he will ever read this. You know what? I am not even going to say that anymore. I feel like I am jinxing a future moment of awesomeness that may occur.
I shall leave with this quote Steven said about Detroit:
“People think that Detroit is this barren wasteland. While there are parts that are not as nice as others, the misconception is not true. It is definitely not a thriving community in Detroit, but it is getting there. There is a lot of heart and love in this city.”
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^.
Source: On the Road with Steven Yuen. By Oliver Singer (Interview Magazine, 2012)