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.
Netizens quickly took notice of the bodyguard’s dashing good looks while some see him as a potential security risk.
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.