WE HAVE KNOWN IT FOR SOME YEARS AND IT SEEMS THE REST OF THE WORLD IS WAKING UP TO THE IDEA AS WELL. MEN ARE HOT. MEN ARE SEX SYMBOLS. MEN ARE VIRILE, MASCULINE IN A ROBUST WAY. MEN ARE SENSUAL, SEXUAL AND EROTIC. LIKE WOMEN MEN CAN BE REAL HEAD TURNERS. BUT CAN MEN BE CUTE?
For a long time certain words would – could – not be used to describe a man. Pretty is one of them, and I’m relatively sure “pretty” is still somewhere in the non-acceptance area. You can call a woman pretty. You call a man handsome. The other one is “cute”. A word once used by teenage girls to describe a more senior guy at school. For many years men have been repulsed by that word. But no more. We have now entered the Generation C.
Yes you read it correctly. Look around you. There is this whole new generation of men that are absolutely cute. Cute in the most masculine way possible. And if there is one cute guy who is the absolute torchbearer of Generation C it must be Jordan Astié. Born in Orléans, centre of France, he currently lives in Saint Denis which is one of Paris’ suburbs. Jordan is 25 years old. Jordan used to work as a hairdresser in Le Marais, the centre of Paris, but recently changed for another salon – Le Boudoir - in Pigalle, the lively district around the Moulin Rouge. He’s lucky because at 25 he’s found a profession he loves and even aspires to one day open his own salon. But, also at 25, there is still time for that and Jordan is not averse to a little bit of fun in life. Including going to restaurants with his friends, clubbing and traveling. Three things that often go hand in hand.
As stated above, the word “cute” is not often used to describe a man. But Jordan Astié shows us that cute and sexy can easily go together. Let’s make up the balance shall we. At 25 Jordan is young and still playful. With a length of 1m65 / 5’ 5” you can’t really call him tall. And his brown eyes and spontaneous open smile give him a boyish look. But there is more to Jordan than that. He clearly works out, which shows in his muscular build. His short-cropped hair and 3 days stubble make him look more sexy then what’s good for him. And that taunting look in his eyes makes every head turn. Yes, Jordan Astié is cute in the most sexy way possible. Even more, these portraits taken by the talented Parisian photographer Mateo Armand show us that Jordan is all the man you ever need. Which goes to show that size can be deceiving. By the way, this photoshoot is the very first one Jordan has ever done. You can’t say Mateo Armand doesn’t have the eye when it comes to spotting new talent.
Generation C has arrived gentlemen, so you better prepare yourself. Jordan Astié is the flag bearer of cuteness with a capital C, combined with a mature sexiness and a naughty boyishness. He’s young, good-looking, masculine and hot. Can you think of a more dangerous combination than that? –BM-
MATEO ARMAND | BEAUTIFULMAG
JORDAN ASTIÉ | BEAUTIFULMAG