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  • - My fear is that I'm gonna like the way that I look

  • when professionally photographed.

  • That it's just a reminder that I don't look that way.

  • - [Voiceover] What are you most insecure about physically?

  • - What am I most insecure about physically?

  • - Growing up, I thought I was too pudgy.

  • I didn't wanna take my shirt off at the pool.

  • Then now that I'm an adult,

  • I think I'm, like, too thin and scrawny.

  • Intellectually I know that I'm now any less of a man

  • because I'm not big and strong,

  • but it's hard sometimes to not look

  • at the people around you and feel less than.

  • - What I think makes a man attractive is athleticism.

  • I have a scar that goes up my knee right here.

  • When I cut my knee open, I was in the hospital

  • for like two and a half weeks,

  • and I was recovering for months.

  • I resent the fact that it's made me weaker.

  • - I am proportioned like a skinny person

  • but I have no muscles, instead I just have fat there.

  • I don't have big arms.

  • And I'd rather stay under the sleeves

  • that go all the way to my elbows.

  • I'm always in sleeves that go all the way to my elbow

  • because then that covers up every part of my body

  • where there's supposed to be muscle definition.

  • - Yeah, if I have to open up here,

  • I don't really like the way that I look most of the time.

  • I grew up in an environment

  • where I was beat up a lot

  • and I was made fun of,

  • and I was kind of told everyday that I was ugly.

  • And then in the home life, you know, being Korean,

  • I was also told that I could always be improving how I look.

  • I don't talk about my feelings openly.

  • One wouldn't expect me to have a lot of issues about my body

  • when I'm just riddled with body insecurity.

  • - Normally, when we do shoots,

  • we always get really, really beautiful models,

  • so when we do-- - [Keith] Okay.

  • - No, no, no, but I'm saying-- - [Keith] Alright.

  • - I'm recreating a John Krasinski Men's Health magazine

  • photo where he looks fucking fine as hell.

  • I'm a comedian, right, I'm a funny guy.

  • And I've always thought growing up like,

  • funny guys get to look however they want,

  • and that's not it anymore.

  • Like Chris Pratt was like my body type,

  • and now he's an action star.

  • - Try and make those shoulders a little tough,

  • though, look tough.

  • - How do you look tough with your shoulders.

  • John Krasinski, same body type.

  • Now he's an action star.

  • You are supposed to have this masculine-ness to you,

  • even if you're a clown.

  • - You have really, like, feminine lips, I like that.

  • - I know I have very feminine lips.

  • - I never felt that attractive until I met my wife.

  • So today, I'm recreating a Cristiano Ronaldo ad.

  • And he looks freaking delicious.

  • - You got some big shoes to fill, he's really good looking.

  • - Yes, I know.

  • (groans)

  • Muscle, everywhere.

  • Yes, I would absolutely wanna look like Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • He's a Greek god.

  • Okay, here's my belly.

  • (grunts)

  • - Oh, okay.

  • - Now I just gotta stay like this for an hour.

  • Being in good physical shape is so attractive to me

  • because it's the opposite of this horrible period

  • of time in my life when I was injured.

  • - We need people to believe that I'm sexy.

  • - We have to make you a Belieber.

  • - I'm recreating a Justin Beiber photo today.

  • He's hot, Bieber's hot.

  • I assume we were born with somewhat similar assets.

  • He was a small-ish guy, very skinny.

  • You know, to his credit, he worked out a lot.

  • But, this photo got a lot of heat

  • because it was Photoshopped pretty heavily.

  • I dunno who decided, but they made Bieber more ripped

  • and they made his bulge bigger.

  • They gave him a bigger dick.

  • - [Yuichi] You went from a four to

  • like a seven and a half now.

  • - I was at a four?

  • Come on, man.

  • - Getting makeup professionally done

  • only confirms my greatest fear that I have a big fat face.

  • So I'm recreating the Magic Mike XXL poster.

  • Channing Tatum, front and center.

  • Triple threat. Really good looking,

  • can model, can act, can dance.

  • Films like Magic Mike series, it is part of this enjoyment

  • of the perfect male physique.

  • Every guy wants abs, but they're just so hard to get.

  • First you have to eat a certain way, then you can't drink.

  • - [Yuichi] Do you drink beer?

  • - I drink everything.

  • I'm of the opinion that these things are attainable

  • if you have the time and the money

  • and the team to constantly work out

  • and get that eight pack abs.

  • It's just, no one's that rich

  • or has that much time except for celebrities

  • and actors and models.

  • It's not our job to look that good.

  • - Let's take some photos.

  • Masculine, masculine, masculine, masculine.

  • - [Macey] I want you to walk into it.

  • So first one, so try to make it look a little more natural.

  • - I don't think I've ever looked at myself

  • and then like, fuck yeah, boy you are hot as fuck.

  • I feel like I'm not masculine enough.

  • Although I was told that I looked good in the tank top

  • which is great cause I'm terrified of wearing a tank top

  • because a tank top shows your arms off

  • and if you don't have any arms to show off,

  • then you're just like, hey, look at me,

  • I'm out of shape.

  • Look at the gangly noodle man.

  • - Less sad, you look really sad.

  • Now you look scared.

  • - We're gonna have to,

  • maybe define the muscles a little bit more,

  • make him look more rugged.

  • Good, good, that looks great.

  • - Yeah. Asian Channing Tatum.

  • I just know that there's so much about me

  • that is not up to par.

  • - [Macey] That was really close.

  • - This is tough.

  • Whether people think you look good or you don't,

  • like, anyone can have problems with how they look.

  • Hopefully we have at least one that looks kind of like

  • the Channing Tatum photo.

  • - So when we send this to the re-toucher,

  • they're probably gonna have to stitch his body

  • from different frames and put them together.

  • - So he wasn't actually jumping?

  • - He's also a natural thruster.

  • - Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

  • Right now, we're comparing ourselves to this image

  • of someone who's like beautifully sculpted.

  • That's not the most healthy thing to do.

  • - [Macey] Just like be Cristiano.

  • - Hey, I look pretty good.

  • Amazing what makeup and lighting can do for you.

  • This is the way his body looks,

  • not because he's an underwear model,

  • but because he is a professional sports player.

  • - [Macey] Kind of looks like

  • he's looking at something in the distance. Like sexily.

  • - Like he's better than it?

  • - [Macey] Like he's better than it.

  • - Like he also wants it

  • It's hard to do all this but also have a neutral face.

  • I might feel dismayed that I am not that,

  • but seeing the fantasy of that might be really exciting.

  • I need positive reinforcement.

  • - You look great.

  • - Okay.

  • - That would be pretty impossible for anyone, actually,

  • to be as perfect as Cristiano.

  • Props to Ned.

  • - I'll put the photo next to the place

  • where I'm doing push ups.

  • - [Macey] You look good, kid.

  • - [Ned] And that's before Photoshop.

  • - I feel like I'm definitely killing it

  • and have no self doubts about this moment.

  • I'll tell you