His bright eyes have the power to see into your soul, his glossed hair makes girls reach for their computer screens to touch it, and his photo captions make you feel like you’ve skipped grammar classes in school. He is Ahmed Angel – the greatest internet superstar ever…
If you thought Zoolander was just the fruit of Ben Stiller’s wild imagination, think again. He’s real, and his name is Ahmed Angel. Quite an appropriate name for this angelic male super model the world can’t seem to get enough of. Crazy photos of this new internet superstar have been doing the rounds on sites like Buzzfeed or The Huffington Post for the last week, with everyone trying to find out more about him. Apart from his out-worldly prettiness everything else about Ahmed Angel was a mystery. Well, maybe not everything. Anyone could see he was craving attention like his life depended on it, and his love for makeup, hair gel and acid-washed jeans was obvious from the hundreds of edited photos he posted on his Facebook page. But the world wanted something of substance. Who was this dashingly handsome man that captured the imaginations of millions around the world and inspired hundreds of hilarious comments on Reddit with his killer looks? Was he even real? Luckily, Ahmed was kind enough to answer questions posted by various media outlets on his Facebook page, and reveal more about himself.
It turns out Ahmed Angel is an 18-year-old Iraqi currently studying medicine in Belarus. “I’m not a model but I’m Top Model !!!” he told the International Business Times, but although Angel claims he has received “many international contracts to work in cinema and art” he has put his modelling career on hold for now, to focus on his studies. Still, he’s not at all bothered by all the attention he’s been getting lately. “This is a great honor for me !!!And now I’m very confused and worried Because of the surprise that got !!! [sic] So quietly planning I do not know how to deal with this fame :(” he said via Facebook.
There’s a lot that can be said about Ahmed Angel, but as you know, a picture is worth a thousands words, so I’ll just let some of his best work do the talking. Enjoy, and remember, HE IS PLANET!
Photos: Ahmed Angel/Facebook