CLEO Most Eligible Bachelor 2009 Henry Golding Lands ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Male Lead Nick Young

Can we just have a moment here? Crazy Rich Asians is a fictional book written by Kevin Kwan, chronicling the antics of three affluent families. Recently, #TeamCLEO came to know about a casting call for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to be adapted by John Chu, that was happening digitally.

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News has just broken that our very own CLEO Bachelor of 2009, Henry Golding has landed the lead role, playing Nick Young! Here’s a screen-grab of his Instagram, announcing the news!

An absolute dream come true with many people to thank ? Firstly #WarnerBros, #ColorForce and #IvanhoePictures for putting their trust in me for such an amazing role. @jonmchu for tracking me down out of the thousands of fantastic talent here in Asia, having belief in me and spearheading such an awesome movie. @kevinkwanbooks for writing one of the most entertaining and enjoyable books that we have all come to love (The third installment is out soon!). @wonstancecoo and @michelleyeoh_official are some of the strongest voices for women and Asians across the world, it truly is a gift to have the chance to work with them on this exciting new journey. Literally bursting at the seams in anticipation! And of course thankyooooouuu to everybody who have sent words of congratulations and support, love you all! Xxx

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And once again, can we just have a moment. Not only is Henry Golding every Malaysian woman’s official #ManCrush, we are darn proud that he was our very own Most Eligible Bachelor back in 2009. Here he is in his sultry glory on the cover of CLEO. #Throwback feels!

And we dug deeper for this #Throwback and found this perfect gem. Henry Golding serenading our then-Editor-now-Digital Director, Lynette Ow.

Here is our Gold-ing child. Looking fresh AF and melting hearts for eight years now…

All the best Henry!