Seems like South Korea’s invasion doesn’t stop with K-pop and K-dramas.
South Korea has finally elected a new leader after a year-long roller coaster ride surrounding its former president Park Geun-hye. New president Moon Jae-in’s election brings hope for the country whose government was embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal last year.
Three days after he swore in his position, Moon has already lived up to his promise to shake up the country’s politics, but it is not in the way people around the world expected it to be… Somebody’s already stealing the lime light from the newly-elected president.
Meet Choi Young-jae, a 36-year old officer from Korea’s Special Warfare Command of President Moon who’s getting more attention than the new leader.
excuse me this is the new korean president's bodyguard pic.twitter.com/aIJVhZjo28
— elena yip (@elena_yip) May 12, 2017
The internet is going gaga over this chisel-jawed hunk. Some of his “fan girls” from Twitter even dubbed him as a romantic protagonist from a K-drama.
@elena_yip he looks like the square-jawed serious romantic lead, who's going to be his plucky heroine who accidentally captures his heart…
— Yulin Kuang (@YulinKuang) May 12, 2017
Moreover, another “fan girl” presumed that anyone who would attack the president “would be too distracted by his looks.”
— CarolynH. (@CarrieCnh12) May 12, 2017
Some of the people who saw his photos couldn’t believe that he is one of President Moon’s bodyguards.
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) May 12, 2017
And, as of writing, his fan-base is continuously growing.
— Not Proud. Or Tired. (@mostlymartha) May 13, 2017
As he became viral online, President Moon’s office stated that “he is ‘unfortunately’ married and has two daughters.”
Yet, it was revealed that President Moon’s whole cabinet is quite good-looking, earning the “handsome brigade” title. In fact, President Moon, according to The Korea Times, has “set hearts racing in his younger days.”
One person even described him as “the first handsome president of Korea” after his past photos resurfaced and went viral online.