Asad, a late-twentysomething from New York and Florida, is of Caribbean descent (Panama and St. Martin). An aspiring actor and model, he’s more than familiar with the standards of male beauty. But if you were to ask him if he considers himself beautiful, he’d smirk, blush, and then say no. That isn’t him being coy, he still hasn’t gotten used to the word being associated with him. As you’ll soon find out, whether he sees himself as beautiful or not, it is just one of many puzzle pieces that fit together to create the man he is today.