Guilherme Leao
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A 22-year-old subway guard from Brazil has become an international sensation after being voted the sexiest subway guard in the country.

Guilherme Leao won the poll, run by tourism website vejasaopaulo.com, with a whopping 76% of the votes.

He has become a famous face in Brazil, with several fan pages set up on Facebook. He also has over 70,000 followers on Instagram, where he regularly uploads pictures of himself looking sexy.

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Leah shot to fame in Brazil after a picture of him started circulating online, and a fashion website he once modelled for wrote: "If you will not go through the Sé station today, no problem, the #segurançadometro Guillermo León is also in our menswear session."

The transport company he works for also quickly latched on and started promoting him as an attraction.

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Standing at 6ft 1in, the green-eyed model became a subway guard a year ago after returning from travelling in China.

In an interview with vejasaopaulo after winning the poll, he spoke about his ambitions and the effect of internet stardom.

"Suddenly several people started adding me. It took off on giant proportions that even I imagined. Even friends from abroad sent me messages saying they had seen me."

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He said initially he felt uncomfortable with the attention, but has learnt to accept it.

Breaking the hearts of thousands, Leah confesses he has a girlfriend: "She just sent me a message on Sunday: "I cannot believe what I'm seeing." At first she did not like it one bit, even became jealous. But I said I have no guilt. If anyone has less guilt these posts I am. She now thinks it's cool and is rooting for me."

Guilherme Leao
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His beauty routine involves taking care of his hair – it sometimes takes him over an hour to straighten his hair – and dressing well.

Discussing his plans for the future, he said he wanted to focus on his modelling career and move into theatre. He is also considering going to college.

"We should never lose hope of doing something we dreamed," he said.