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Male Gaze: Guilherme Leão, Brazil’s Hottest Subway Guard

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Meet Guilherme Leão, a subway security guard in São Paulo with almost 20,000 Instagram followers. According to BuzzFeed, he became an internet sensation after being voted hottest transit guard, which was apparently a poll taken by the tourism site (Leão beat out “another heartthrob of the rails,” Yellow Line agent Rodrigo Nogueira, claiming 76 percent of the vote.) Now he claims to have trouble finishing his daily rounds owing to the constant annoyance of commuters vying for photo ops, which does seem inconvenient. From what we can make out of this post-win interview with Veja São Paulo, he would like to get into modeling and maybe acting, and his favorite book is The Kite Runner. Below, some highlights from his well-curated Instagram:

Male Gaze: Guilherme Leão, Hot Subway Guard