2016 year in review: Photo of Changi Airport officer goes viral

2016 year in review: Photo of Changi Airport officer goes viral
PHOTO: Facebook / Changi Airport

From Pakistan to Korea and Singapore, the Internet aided the discovery of serveral showstoppers this year.

If you still recall, the 'yan dao' cop, whose real name is Ryan Koh, featured on anti-theft standees outside retail malls in Singapore took himself off the market by getting married in April. But not to worry, ooglers have now shifted their focus to a young auxiliary police officer at Changi Airport. Our pick for eye candy of the year, Lee Minwei, stunned local netizens when a photo of him was posted on social media.

'Handsome' Changi Airport officer is a single 22-year-old Corporal

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    With his boyish good looks and charming smile, it is little wonder that photos of Mr Lee Minwei, an auxiliary police officer at Changi Airport, have gone viral.

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    The 22-year-old gained instant popularity online last week, after his photos were posted on local humour site SGAG on Oct 14.

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    The photos show Mr Lee checking passports and have received a barrage of positive comments, mostly praising his striking features.

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    Mr Lee said he was shocked by his sudden rise to Internet fame. "There are times when tourists ask me to take photos with them, but I never expected something like this to happen," he was quoted in the post.

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    "My friends and family tease me a lot, but I have a feeling my younger brother is slightly jealous."

But these were not the only good-lookers who took the Internet by storm in 2016. An 18-year-old Pakistani tea seller is now a model after his blue eyes, dark hair and defined jaw caught the attention of a photographer who then uploaded his picture online. And while you might like to forget the Descendants of the Sun craze which swept across Asia earlier this year, you can't deny the charm of its star Song Joong-ki. The heart-throb not only melted hearts with his portrayal of a suave captain in South Korea's elite special forces, he also won hearts when he donated 20 million won (S$24,600) to a group dedicated to helping World War II sex slave victims in October.

 

Blue-eyed Pakistani tea seller on the way to stardom

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    Pakistan's chai-making sensation has a name, people. It's Arshad Khan.

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    And we're likely to get to know him better because he's on his way to possible stardom.

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    Retail site fitin.pk has signed on Arshad as a model - for an undisclosed amount. His first shoot is already out.

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    More background about Arshad: He hails from Kohat and has been making chai at Itwar Bazaar for three months now.

stephluo@sph.com.sg

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