Pahole Sookkasikon: Your Mr. Hyphen 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Just a shout out to Pahole Sookkasikon for winning Mr. Hyphen 2009 - you're a good looking man:

The reality sets in after everything has settled down. Winning Mr. Hyphen felt like a '90s movie on the high school outcast blossoming at prom. That was totally a bad example, sorry -- but it has been surreal in all honesty. I want to thank everyone from Hyphen: Lanlian, Ianna, David, and all the amazing and wonderful guys I competed against, for acknowledging such great organizations and celebrating what it truly means to be Asian in America. I especially want to recognize the nonprofit charities and organizations I represented: the Thai American Scholarship Fund, as well as Helping Janet Liang in conjunction with the Asian American Donor Program (AADP).

Winning the competition for these two worthy charities is important to me on so many levels. The money I will be able to hand the Scholarship Fund as well as AADP will facilitate possibilities which can only make their institutions stronger and more vibrant. For Janet Liang -- who suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (bi-phenotypic) -- the money will be able to partially cover the costs of hosting more bone marrow drives.
Read it in full down at the Hyphen Blog as well as more coverage at the NY Times.