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Korean president’s dashing bodyguard sends netizens swooning

/ 03:17 PM May 14, 2017
bodyguard, Korean, South Korea

A bodyguard of South Korean President Moon Jae-in has won admirers all over the world. Image: Screen grab from Twitter/@elena_yip

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.

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Netizens quickly took notice of the bodyguard’s dashing good looks:

Some see him as a potential security risk:

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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:

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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