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Posted by Lingerie Talk | March 24, 2017
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Eddie Huang has done a lot in his life so far, but nobody ever pegged him for an underwear model.

Which is exactly why he agreed to front a new style and promo campaign for the online lifestyle brand MeUndies.

Huang, 35, is a self-created comic, restaurateur, TV host and source material for Fresh Off The Boat, the TV sitcom based on his bestselling autobiography.

But the disruptive Asian-American prefers to think of himself as a ‘Human Panda’ — a chubby black, white, Asian mix —. It’s a catchy label that gives him a platform to advocate for racial diversity, body positivity and acceptance of differences, all with a sense of humor.

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His new line for MeUndies, called Pandamonium, features a cute black-and-white panda print that is available in all of the company’s men’s and women’s underwear.

“With this collaboration, MeUndies is hoping to echo Eddie’s stance on self-acceptance and embracing the difference in others,” the five-year-old startup said about the new collection. “[Eddie] is always looking to shake things up, change people’s perceptions, and maybe make a few people laugh along the way.”

Huang is the quick to tackle racial stereotypes about Asian Americans whenever possible — including clichés about Asian penises in a recent interview.

The Pandamonium collection, though, gives him a chance to address another issue — the dearth of Asian male models in American fashion.

“As Asian dudes, we never see Asian models. Especially male Asian models. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one,” he said in an interview published in HighSnobiety.

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Acceptance of different body types, especially those that don’t look like professional models, is also at the heart of this campaign.

“Body positivity is something that even I was a little hesitant and insecure about,” he said. “I talk about my face and my skin in Fresh Off the Boat. I talk about some of the insecurities with physical self-image, but during this campaign I actually talk about it more than I ever have.

#I honestly never thought I’d do an underwear campaign—I never thought I’d be asked. And I never thought that people would be like, ‘That was great!’ … I mean, it is funny, but no one expected me to be doing this.”

The new MeUndies campaign launched yesterday and went viral on social media almost instantly. Grab them while you can, at $18-24 per piece.

And check out the MeUndies site to see more of Eddie Huang modeling his namesake styles — though just the men’s version.

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