By now, most Canadians are well acquainted with Canada's prime minister-designate, Justin Trudeau.
However, to many people across the world who are unfamiliar with Canadian politics, they are only now seeing Trudeau for the first time.
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And for many, they're pleasantly surprised with the 43-year-old Trudeau's physical appearance — a talking point which has followed around Trudeau since he first ran for Parliament in 2008. (Even the Conservatives seemed to get into the act, with campaign ads that remarked on Trudeau's "nice hair.")
Shortly after he became the prime minister-designate, The Mirror, a UK-based newspaper, ran a piece titled "Is Justin Trudeau the sexiest politician in the world?"
Many people took to social media to express their thoughts on Trudeau's looks.
In Canada Justin Trudeau's Liberals elected on a platform of sorry I lost my train of thought he's just so handsome. pic.twitter.com/vPqTm9Gx4t— @JamesMcHale
Canadian blogger and screenwriter Kelly Oxford was among those tweeting photos of Trudeau, bringing his looks to the attention of her worldwide following.
This is Canada's new Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/1koNplpPjL— @kellyoxford
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Me: This is the new Prime Minister of Canada. Krissy: Are you joking? Me: No. Krissy: We're moving to Canada. pic.twitter.com/gdL8c2zsy2— @scalzi
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For real though, congrats Canada on your hot grown-up-Hogwarts-student Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/XWbhIiF9lK— @Papapishu
The new Canadian prime minister is implausibly good looking— @tomgara
I'm sure Justin Trudeau's politics are great.. But holy wow he is hot. And we all know hot politicians are my favorite kind.— @duboiscaitlin
An earlier version of this story referred to reaction from "non-Canadians." Blogger and screenwriter Kelly Oxford, whose tweet is quoted above, is a Canadian.Oct 20, 2015 11:47 AM ET