He remains coy on the topic of dating, but Kim Kardashian’s new man, Michael Copon, is speaking out about the stunning reality starlet to In Touch. “She’s very endearing. She’s an amazing, sweet girl,” Michael gushed at the MNG by Mango at JCPenney launch in New York on October 12. The Hawaii Five-0 actor, who In Touch exclusively revealed shared a romantic dinner with Kim at Big Apple restaurant Serendipity 3 last week, isn’t only taken with the TV star/designer/businesswoman’s down-to-earth demeanor, but is impressed with her work ethic as well. “She's ambitious and goes after what she wants," Michael added. "She's an independent woman doing her thing! I respect that." The pair met when she guest-starred on his show, Beyond the Break, in 2009. With Kim filming Kourtney and Kim Take New York on the East Coast, their relationship may soon become long-distance — Michael says he’s leaving for Los Angeles later this week!