Let's Discuss How Good Manny Jacinto Looks in Nine Perfect Strangers, Shall We?
If you're not already hooked on Nine Perfect Strangers, allow me to provide the sole plot point you need to be aware of: Manny Jacinto. The handsome Filipino-Canadian actor plays the role of Yao, a wellness consultant at the Tranquillum House retreat, and it's quite hard to ignore how damn fine his character is. Jacinto trades in the clean-shaven chin and neatly coiffed hair he had as The Good Place's beloved Jason Mendoza for a perfectly unkempt man bun and goatee combo that may be questionable on others but absolutely works on him.
In the Hulu series, Yao operates under the hypnotic guidance of Nicole Kidman's Masha to help nine retreat attendees on their journey of self-betterment. He's even-tempered and level-headed, providing a calming presence to quell the brewing chaos. Sure, he's wrapped up in whatever weird sh*t Masha's cooking up behind the scenes (no spoilers here, don't worry), but that isn't stopping me from wanting to risk it all every time he appears on screen in varying shades of gray clothing. For both those unacquainted to Nine Perfect Strangers and those intimately invested in the show, I've gathered all the handsome photos of Yao in one place for repeated viewing pleasure. Check out every snap ahead, and then catch up on all the Nine Perfect Strangers book spoilers if you so please.
We first meet Yao and his dangerously sharp jawline as he welcomes the Tranquillum House retreat goers. Seriously, is he using that jawline to slice up the fruits they're putting in those smoothies?
This is taking "groutfit" to a whole new level, and I'm majorly digging it.
I'd put up with Masha's slightly creepy stare all damn day if it meant getting to be in Yao's presence.
Same, Masha . . . same.
Zoom in for a closer look at Yao's chiseled forearms — you won't regret it.
Yes, this still is quite creepy without context, but again, all you really need to focus on is Yao.
*Seethes with jealousy*
Hey Yao, can I get a swipe-up link for those gray pants of yours? 'Cause they look cozy as hell.
Oh, to be Delilah (Tiffany Boone) in this sweet moment.
I mean, have you ever laid eyes on a more attractive specimen?
Here's a side view of his man-bun-ponytail hybrid hairstyle.
His arms . . . whew!
I'd love to be on the receiving end of this stare, TBH.
Way to keep the group in line, Yao.
There's something about those rolled-up pants that's just really doin' it for me.
Cheers to self-improvement and drinking very suspicious smoothies!