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We Need To Talk About The South Korean President's Hot Bodyguard

The newly elected president of South Korea is making waves internationally.

And, no, it's not because of some policy he supports or foreign relationship he's handling.

It's because his bodyguard is super hot.

Yup. There it is. Take it all in:

Sorry there, you're just looking a little thirsty.

And you're not alone.

The rest of the internet — from Korea to the United States and beyond — had the same reaction.





His name is Choi Young-jae, and he's an ageless 36-years-old.

He's part of the “handsome brigade” of President Moon Jae-in, according to the Korea Times.

Apparently, Choi is just one of the many attractive people Moon has on staff, and it's causing a stir.

This includes Im Jong-seok, the new chief of staff of the presidential residence, who was so adored that students stole copies of his campaign posters when he ran for school president of Hanyang University.


Now, we have to take a moment to say that objectification is generally a bad thing.

But there's a big difference between objectifying men and objectifying women. Namely, it's that objectifying men doesn't take away their historic patriarchal position of power in society.

To quote Kat Stoeffel in New York magazine,

‘Not being objectified' is just one of the many advantages of being male. When we selectively revoke this freedom from body scrutiny, we don't do anything to diminish the meaningful economic and reproductive advantages men enjoy.

So go on, take another look:


Moon became president of South Korea after a whole lot of political drama.

The previous president, Park Geun-hye, was impeached on March 9. Her power was suspended in December by an impeachment vote following accusations of bribery, extortion and abuse of power.

This was all discussed on a video that went viral, but you probably don't know those facts, because the video went viral for reasons unrelated to politics.

So yeah, Park was in jail awaiting trial as of the election in early May.

Moon was elected on May 9th. He's a human rights lawyer with a liberal leaning.


Anyways, back to the male objectification.

I just wanted to say there is at least one very attractive American Secret Service man somewhere out there. I met him at a Hillary Clinton caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa a year and a half ago.

So, um, until I can make it to Korea, if anyone's seen this guy lately, could you give me a call? Thaaaaanks, bye.

Citations: Hunky South Korean bodyguard sends internet into a frenzy (New York Post), President Moon's 'reign of beauty' (Korea Times), Why We Objectify Men Without Guilt (New York magazine)

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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