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Harry Shum, Jr.: Glee is Bigger Than We Think!

Harry Shum, Jr.: Glee is Bigger Than We Think!

Harry Shum, Jr. shows off his toned body in this shirtless shot for Yellow magazine’s November 2010 issue!

The 28-year-old Glee actor also covers the magazine! Here’s what Harry had to share:

On his most memorable fan moment: “After a tour, a fan came up to us with her daughter and told us that the show meant so much to her and her daughter. She said, ‘We had a terrible relationship and never talked to each other. We started watching Glee together every Tuesday night and it brought us closer together. Now, we’re the best of friends.’ It made me realize that this show is bigger than we think.”

On the memorable iPod silhouette dancing ads: “I did about 10 or 12 iPod ads. The first ones were just silhouettes but later they showed my face and shadow dancing. It was so cool! When I tell people all the things I have done such as dancing for J. Lo and Beyonce, they just say, ‘Cool, cool.’ But when I tell them I did those iPod commercials, they’re like ‘What? Oh my god, that’s crazy!’”

On how his Asian heritage has influenced who he is today: “I’m still very involved with my cultural background in the sense that I speak Chinese and still learn from my mom about how to cook ethnic foods, my heritage and how things are done. Of course, I live in America; my main culture’s here, so I want to keep a balance. I don’t want to lose one or the other; I want them to merge. It’s very important to me that when I have kids, they learn about Chinese culture and speak Chinese. To pass this on to my kids and their kids’ kids as my parents did with me is really important to me.”

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Photos: Collin Kelly
Posted to: Glee, Harry Shum Jr., Shirtless

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  • sunny

    This boy needs to be in motion pictures on the big screen. He is talent and looks.

  • Janie

    he’s HOT.

  • http://www. V

    “When I tell people all the things I have done such as dancing for J. Lo & Beyonce, they just say, ‘Cool, cool.’ But when I tell them I did those iPod commercials, they’re like ‘What? Oh my god, that’s crazy!’”

    lol.

  • Carol

    HOTNESS OVELOADED

  • Lawrence

    He’s delicious!.

  • prettyboy..

    he is cute and sexy

  • Status Quo

    omg….he is really hot. My perfect husband…

  • sangaya

    LoL i didn’t there was a magazine called Yellow for Asians. how funny

  • Ginger

    It’s good he doesn’t want to lose his Chinese language. I think it’s important to balance both English and keeping your native language too. But I had no idea he was the iPod dancing guy!! hahaha

  • Esme

    He is beautiful.

  • Sharon

    My god, all the men on this show are so stinkin’ hot! Well, except Chirs Colfer who is really really adorable.

  • laverdadduele

    What a handsome young man! Too bad his talent is being wasted in that crappy show. I hope he moves on to better and bigger things.

  • Celia

    That’s one HOT TAMALE!! DAYUM!

  • Lilakoi Moon

    He’s yummy, DAMN. Talk about sexiness overload. I had no idea he was the IPOD dancing guy, too. I like it that he wants to keep track with his Chinese ancestry. <3

  • josephine

    isn’t the word “yellow” used in a derogatory way against asians?

  • Lisa

    He is so handsome, good-looking and pretty! What a body!!!!!! Good he wants to keep his Chinese heritage.

  • Emi

    Dangggg….

  • Emi

    Dangggg….

  • re.

    I don’t find his face hot, only the main pic is hot.

    Btw, couldn’t the magazine find a better name? Dumb name :/

  • Nik

    @re.: The mag was named “Yellow” as a way to empower Asians and Asian Americans. Take a negative term and turn it around. Ever think about that?

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