Korean President's Bodyguard Giving Internet Some Serious Feelings

He's got Twitter all twitterpated
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2017 3:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – New South Korean president Moon Jae-in was sworn in this week, but it was his bodyguard who—in the words of BuzzFeed—had the internet "feeling the thirrrrrst." Twitter users were quick to notice a handsome face hanging around in photos of the new president. "If I charge towards the South Korean president, will this bodyguard tackle me?" one Twitter user asks "for a friend." Others are composing fan fiction about Moon's bodyguard, describing him as a "square-jawed serious romantic lead," according to the New York Post.

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The Post identifies the good-looking bodyguard as 36-year-old Choi Young-jae, a member of Korea's Special Warfare Command and married father of two daughters. But fans in South Korea are calling him "Face Hegemony" because he'll "lead the way for the new president" through handsomeness, Quartz reports. But it's not just him, South Koreans are describing Moon's entire cabinet the "handsome brigade" while looking forward to life under the new "reign of beauty," according to Next Shark. (Moon better hope his bodyguard is as competent as he is photogenic, as he's said he's willing to visit North Korea in search of peace.)

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