Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Long Hair, Don't Care

I attended Catholic girls' schools,. which basically boils down to no boy classmates for the entire 12 years from Kindergarten up to High School. Being around nuns and priests for most of my young life, our role models were modest, clean looking, well mannered lay people or teachers. 

In high school, we had an monthly activity dubbed as an "afternoon soiree." A group of students from Catholic boys' schools would be invited to come over to our campus for academic competitions and to participate in social interaction afterwards. I know, most of you would be groaning and feeling sorry for my boring teen age years. 

This has given us the stereotype of what boys should be - studious, timid, behaved, and well groomed. For me, that meant they looked like dorks - pale, frail, shaved, and sported the required hair cut. Living my young years in an almost convent-like environment stirred a little rebellion. Me and my classmates would swoon over the photos of real boys, and we'd spend our allowance buying Tiger Beat and Teen Beat Magazines. I could not imagine myself falling for those sweet, well behaved boys. I was more attracted to men sporting the man-bob, the tousled look, or simply put, men with a two day old stubble and long hair.

Here are my forever crushes. The long haired men I admired from high school, to college, to middle age.

1. Shaun Paul Cassidy

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Yes, Shaun Cassidy, or Joe Hardy of the Hardy Boys TV series. I remember they showed it every Friday at 7:30 pm. I had to make sure my homework was finished, my chores are done, and I have showered and changed in to my pajamas. I loved his layered, shoulder length blonde locks! And of course, he can play the guitar and sing too. Bonus points for that!

2.  Scott Vincent James Baio

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Scott Baio did not have really long hair but he wore the man-bob really well. I loved the movie Zapped! countless times, where he played the lead role as Barney Springboro. I followed him through his other TV series, Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge.

3. Robert John Downey, Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr. looks good with long hair or short cropped hair. I first noticed him in the 1994 romantic comedy movie "Only You" with Marisa Tomei. I have watched and followed his movies since then. His Iron Man movies are so good I could watch them over and over (and over) again.

4. William Bradley Pitt

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I first noticed Brad Pitt and his long blonde hair in the movie Legends of the Fall where he played the role of Tristan Ludlow. I loved the movie, not only because Brad Pitt looked absolutely sexy with his long hair and perfect physique, but because of the story itself.  A poignant film about three brothers falling in love with one woman, and the tragedy that befell the Ludlow family. I loved his other movies where he sported long hair, namely, World War Z, Troy, and The Devil's Own. I also loved his other movies even without his long hair!

5. Yan Cheng Xu (Jerry Yan)

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Yan Cheng Xu, (English name: Jerry Yan) is a Taiwanese actor and member of the boy band JVKV (formerly called F4). He started out as a model for fashion magazines, and his career skyrocketed when he got the lead role of Dau Ming Xi in the television soap, "Meteor Garden." The story line was the usual "rich boy falls in love with poor girl," nevertheless it gained a huge following and was broadcast in almost every Asian nation. Still single at 41, Jerry is dubbed as the most eligible bachelor in Taiwanese show business. Jerry, as shown in the photo above, in his recent role as a surgeon in the TV series, "The Hospital." If my doctor was this cute, I wouldn't mind being in the hospital for a long time.

These five guys with gorgeous locks are now in their 50s (except Jerry who's 41) and are still head-turners - with our without long hair!


Who do you think looks cute even after all these years?

1 comment:

  1. Scott Baio and Robert Downey Jr!!! For the win. Yeah, my husband has had long hair ever since I can remember. He had a pony during our wedding, too. Now, he has a clean cut and I miss his long Korean style locks hihi

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