It has barely been a week since President Moon Jae-in assumed his position as South Korea’s newly-elected president, but his office is already shaking the internet in a way you probably didn't expect.
People all over the world have fallen head over heels for his bodyguard, Choi Young-jae
As a bodyguard protecting a high-profile political figure, a.k.a the President, you’re expected to remain out of sight, always be on alert and ready to tackle any potential harm.
But that’s not the case for Mr. Choi, thanks to his new army of swooning fangirls.
Over the weekend, photos of the 36-year-old bodyguard sent a ripple of mini heart attacks across social media with bodyguard poses that would put Kevin Costner to shame.
His smoldering good looks, chiseled jaw-line and stern eyes sparked jokes on how he may need his own bodyguard to keep his fans at bay.
Who needs to fantasise over another square-jawed K-drama lead actor when you have real-life handsome bodyguard who looks like he belongs in a movie!
Shortly after pictures of Choi went viral, President Moon’s office issued a rather witty public statement to “address” the issue.
It explained that Choi was previously an officer in South Korea’s Special Warfare Command, an elite unit on the front-line defending the country from North Korea.
The office also coyly added that he is “unfortunately” married with two daughters.
What a way to capture the public’s eye!
In fact, The Korea Times
suggested that President Moon may have actually hired good-looking staff on purpose to create an attractive public face for his new administration, well, since he was quite the looker himself during his younger days.
Photos of a younger Moon has also gone viral on social media when his campaign camp first released them in 2012.
His dashing good looks drew comments on how he will be South Korea’s “first handsome president”.
So who says that good-looking people in South Korea are found only in the entertainment industry?