Brazilian ‘Hottest Guard’ becomes Internet sensation

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Commuters in Brazil pay no mind to the hassle of public transport for this heartthrob security guard

FROM RAILWAY TO RUNWAY? Guilherme Leão says he hopes to pursue a career in modelling. Screengrab from Instagram (guisanches92)

MANILA, Philippines – In São Paulo, Brazil, commuters are gladly taking public transport for a glimpse of Guilherme Leão, a subway security guard turned Internet heartthrob.

According to E! Online, Guilherme became an instant celebrity after being voted “Hottest Guard” on tourism site Veja São Paulo, where he earned 76% of 18,624 votes on the online poll, beating another railway hottie Rodrigo Nogueira.

Since then, subway commuters have been getting in line to snap a photo with the 22-year-old.

NY Mag reported that in an interview with Veja São Paulo, Guilherme shared that the attention from women had affected his job. Several women gushing at him and vying for a photo opportunity had at some point, hindered him from finishing his daily rounds.

 

With his growing fanbase, and the huge amount of publicity he has been getting, it won’t be surprising to see him on magazine covers or even on television in the near future. 

He also told Veja São Paulo that he plans on pursuing a career in modeling or acting.

For the commuters thousands of miles away, Guilherme maintains an Instagram account, with a collection of his selfies and on the job photos, followed by over 20,000 people.

Here are some of his most liked photos:

– Rappler.com

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