These regular people went viral for being hot

The South Korean president's hot bodyguard, hunky Taiwanese firefighters, Changi Airport's handsome auxiliary officer, and more regular people who went viral for their good looks

South Korean president's hot bodyguard goes viral
15 May 2017

South Korean president's hot bodyguard goes viral

As if the political turmoil in South Korea isn't full of enough twists and turns, the newly-elected president has gone viral for hiring a smokin’ hot bodyguard. While not much is known about him (other than the fact that he's married with two kids -- cue hearts shattering), he’s been nicknamed “Face Hegemony” on Korean social media. Netizens joke that his chiseled visage will lead the way for President Moon Jae-In's new term, but we think it's more likely that he will capture the heart of a plucky female spy, leading the two to become unlikely allies in uncovering a plot to....okay, it's time for us to stop watching Korean dramas. 

Although his looks are on par with a celebrity's, this handsome bodyguard isn't the only non-celeb who went viral for his good looks (remember Changi Airport's cute security officer?). Click through to read about more people whose pretty faces turned them into trending topics the world over.

Photos: theqoo.net, Twitter/@elena_yip

Hunky Taiwanese firefighters set hearts aflame
29 Nov 2016

Hunky Taiwanese firefighters set hearts aflame

People in Taiwan are joking about setting their houses on fire to summon the New Taipei Fire Department’s hunky firefighters, who went viral after photos from their department calendar started circulating through Facebook. Apparently, this is the ninth edition of the calendar (er, how has the public been deprived of this over the past decade?), but sorry fangirls and fanboys, this beautiful work of art ain’t for sale.

Photos: New Taipei Fire Department

Nude British rowers bare butts…again
29 Nov 2016

Nude British rowers bare butts…again

What’s with buff guys and calendars? For the past seven years, British rowers from the University of Warwick have been publishing nude calendars to raise funds for a local advocacy organisation that fights homophobia in sports. Well, it’s nice to know that our shameless ogling is for a good cause. 

Photo: Warwick Rowers

World swoons over Changi Airport’s hot airport security officer
29 Nov 2016

World swoons over Changi Airport’s hot airport security officer

As if Changi Airport didn’t have enough attractions, tourists are dying to see 22-year-old auxiliary officer Lee Minwei working at the Departure Hall at Terminal 2. Minwei first went viral after local websites – and Changi Airport’s official Facebook page – began posting pictures of him, only to become even more popular after international media outlets, like Buzzfeed, picked up the story. Queue up, ladies: Minwei was still single at the peak of his fame, but we can’t imagine it will stay that way for long. 

Photo: Facebook/ChangiAirport

Internet develops crush on cute Filipino carrot picker
29 Nov 2016

Internet develops crush on cute Filipino carrot picker

Cute guys can crop up anywhere, even in the remote highlands of the Philippines. It all started when a woman named Edwina Bandong and her friends spotted a handsome young man loading carrots on the side of the road. Naturally, they uploaded a few stalker-y photos of him on Facebook, where he quickly became known as “Carrot Man”. After a bit of sleuthing, the internet identified him as 21-year-old Jeyrick Sigmaton, who went on to sign with local brand Boardwalk as a model. Whether or not he looks cuter all dressed up or in his rugged work uniform is up to you. 

Photos: Boardwalk Business Ventures, Facebook/edwina.bandong

Chinese flight attendant is a dead ringer for Song Joong Ki
29 Nov 2016

Chinese flight attendant is a dead ringer for Song Joong Ki

All right, 24-year-old Feng Ming didn’t become famous as much for his good looks as he did for his resemblance to South Korean superstar Song Joong Ki. But still. While the prospect of seeing Big Boss up close is rather far-fetched, you might spot Chinese doppelganger on flights with China Southern Airlines. 

Photo: Weibo 

 

Chinese netizens swoon over hot Olympic swimmer
29 Nov 2016

Chinese netizens swoon over hot Olympic swimmer

One look at Ning Zetao’s popular Weibo account will tell you that Chinese netizens love the 23-year-old swimmer for something other than his athletic ability. With his boyish smile, intense stare, and cut physique, Zetao was bound to become a national heartthrob – and that’s despite being suspended for doping in 2011. Even international outlets got in on the action, with the Wall Street Journal noting how his “abs dominate China’s internet”. 

Photo: TPG/CLICK PHOTOS

Instagram post turns blue-eyed Pakistani “hot-tea” chai seller into unintentional celebrity
29 Nov 2016

Instagram post turns blue-eyed Pakistani “hot-tea” chai seller into unintentional celebrity

Eighteen-year-old Arshad Khan, a tea seller at the Itwar Bazaar in Pakistan, became an overnight sensation after photographer Jiah Ali posted his picture on Instagram. Days later, the teenager received a makeover on TV and signed on with Fitin.pk as a model, where he was quickly marketed as the chai-wala-turned-fashion-wala. Twitter users joked that his good looks had finally given India and Pakistan something to agree on, while Arshad reportedly said that he would be interested in pursuing a film career. 

Photos: Jiah Ali, Aley Bhaidani  via Facebook/gmponarydigital

Another day, another average citizen making the rounds online for being hot.
22 Jun 2015

Another day, another average citizen making the rounds online for being hot.

The internet’s gone ga-ga for this hunky Taiwanese soya bean curd shop assistant, who looks like he just walked out of an Abercrombie ad.

27-year-old Chen Yi-tin, who helps out at a store in Beitou, rose to fame after photos of him dishing bean curd (sometimes shirtless) went viral last week and scores of women have swarmed to the store in hope of catching the hottie in the flesh. Turns out Yi-tin didn't get ripped from making tofu. He is a professional model and has even appeared in TV ads.


 

Meet the most handsome bus conductor in China
22 Jun 2015

Meet the most handsome bus conductor in China

Move aside Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an has just found its latest attraction. Chinese tour bus conductor Zhao Haonan, 21, became a celebrity overnight after tourists posted photos of him on Weibo last month. Dubbed “the most handsome bus conductor ever”, his looks have been likened to that of American-Chinese actor Daniel Wu. And the icing on the cake? He is very single and ready to mingle.

Hot Taiwanese snack seller who’s too sexy for his shirt
27 May 2015

Hot Taiwanese snack seller who’s too sexy for his shirt

Before Yi-tin, the Internet was buzzing about this Taiwanese night market seller (clearly, all that chopping has done his physique some good), who came to attention after a Hong Kong website uploaded photos of him on Facebook. While little is known about him, we do know that he is a student who helps out at his family’s snack stall during the school holidays. So not only is he hot, he’s also filial. Swooon... 

Thai model moonlights as moto-taxi driver
27 May 2015

Thai model moonlights as moto-taxi driver

Thai celebrity TV host, Woody, gave good-looking moto-taxi driver Dechapat Thanadawong a boost of fame when she shared his photo online. “I’ve never seen such a hot one in my life!” Woody said in one of her captions online. According to Dechapat’s reply on Instagram, he drives a moto-taxi to keep the finances coming while he works as a model.

“It's better than staying home and pointlessly waiting for good luck," he wrote. "Don't be embarrassed to work. Don't be offended by small money!"

Handsome, hardworking, and humble? Where can we meet guys like this?

Hunky KFC manager captures hearts in the Philippines
27 May 2015

Hunky KFC manager captures hearts in the Philippines

Hunky Christopher Sengseng, who manages a KFC in the Philippines, went viral after some “fans” discovered his shirtless selfies on Facebook. Hubba hubba! Hot and crispy indeed. But sorry, ladies and gents – Sengseng’s taken! He’s been married for 10 years and is already a father.

World’s hottest maths professor discovered in London
27 May 2015

World’s hottest maths professor discovered in London

Maths lecturer Pietro Boselli, 26, became famous earlier this year after his students at University College London posted his photos online – where it was discovered that he also works as a male model. In interviews with the media, such as Grazia magazine, Boselli, who also has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, said that he feels “objectified” by women and that he usually keeps his career in fashion a secret, as it could hurt how people perceive him as an academic. But it doesn’t look like the recent publicity has discouraged Boselli from modelling, as he recently stripped down to his undies for the cover of Attitude Magazine.

Alex from Target
27 May 2015

Alex from Target

Never underestimate the power of teenagers on social media: Alex Lee, 16, became an overnight sensation last year after a 15-year-old girl tweeted a photo of him (captioned “YOOOOOOOOOOO”) bagging groceries at Target. And thus, Alex from Target was born. Alex appeared on CNN, met Ellen DeGeneres, and even became a target for conspiracy theorists who posited that his fame was all a big marketing stunt. All for being a cute teen.

Hottest subway security guard ever discovered in Brazil
27 May 2015

Hottest subway security guard ever discovered in Brazil

Is anyone surprised that Brazil, the birthplace of supermodels, has produced the world’s sexiest subway security guard? Guilherme Leão, then 22, became so popular online that his employer – the transport company -- even began promoting him as an attraction. Guilherme has since amassed more than 80,000 followers. But sorry, girls, last we checked, the dude’s taken.

Beautiful student quits school to become pork butcher
27 May 2015

Beautiful student quits school to become pork butcher

What’s with Taiwan and attractive market sellers? Twenty-five-year-old former college student Charlene Chang dropped out of school to take up her family’s butchering business in Taiwan’s Dongmen Market. Someone snapped a photo of her, posted it online, and well, the rest is history. Chang’s new fame has been good for business, however: scores of suitors have visited her stall in hope of catching a glimpse (or getting a number) from the beautiful butcher. Even grandmothers swing by to see if they can set her up with their grandsons.

Pretty Korean newscaster charms the world with her smile
27 May 2015

Pretty Korean newscaster charms the world with her smile

Korean newscaster Jang Ye Won drove the internet into a frenzy during the World Cup when she smiled for the camera. Someone created a gif of her goofy grin, posted it on Reddit, and well, now she’s a legit celeb, having been linked to the likes of Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan.

Hot mugshot guy becomes a model
27 May 2015

Hot mugshot guy becomes a model

Well, this is just wrong – but at least it beats a life of crime. Jeremy Meeks, who became known as the “Hot Convict” after his sexy mugshot went viral earlier this year, recently signed on with a talent agency in hope of becoming a model after serving his two year sentence in prison (Meeks was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm).

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