Korean president’s dashing bodyguard sends netizens swooning
South Korea has stormed the world with artists who have huge followings because of their combination of good looks, charm and talent.
However, following the election of Moon Jae-in as head of state, this fan culture would extend to politics, particularly to one of the new president’s bodyguards.
excuse me this is the new korean president’s bodyguard pic.twitter.com/aIJVhZjo28
— elena yip (@elena_yip) May 12, 2017
Netizens quickly took notice of the bodyguard’s dashing good looks:
@elena_yip My body needs guarding.
— Melinda Salisbury (@MESalisbury) May 12, 2017
@elena_yip gotta become a national security risk immediatelyADVERTISEMENT
— Isabel Kaufman (@isabeljka) May 12, 2017
Some see him as a potential security risk:
— ke11y (@kelblogg) May 13, 2017
— Not Proud. Or Tired. (@mostlymartha) May 13, 2017
There’s an adventure-romance film already in the works:
The Korea Times identified the bodyguard as Choi Young-jae. But, probably to the dismay of many, he is married with two daughters.
Choi is apparently part of what netizens dubbed a “handsome brigade,” referring to President Moon’s new administration that include officials who are easy on the eyes, including the head of state himself:
— Justin (@CodeQueer) May 13, 2017
Chief of staff Im Jong-seok and senior presidential civil affairs secretary Cho Kuk were reported to have several admirers during their younger years. Niña V. Guno/JB
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