Who is your #APEChottie?

Philippines hosts APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2015, and several world leaders have graced Metro Manila with their presence. This means high security measures and heavy volume of traffic due to road closures. But we are Filipinos, we always look on the bright side of life. The problem with the traffic jam has been alleviated by the presence of two powerful handsome men – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. PM Justin Tudeau and Pres. Enrique Peña Nieto are now tagged as the #APEChottie.

#APEChotties Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo from dailypostal.com

#APEChotties Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo from dailypostal.com

I am not sure who is winning the poll as the APEC 2015 Hottest Leader, but I bet majority of Filipinas are now envious of Kris Aquino, the presidential sister and Queen of All Media, for having welcomed the leaders and rubbing elbows with them. Maybe we should just give new meaning to APEC – Association of Pogi en Cuties. Yes, I know. I also rolled my eyes when I wrote it.

After a grand total of 20 seconds of consideration, I made my own list of #APEChottie. The world leaders appear according to the alphabetical order of the countries they represent.

APEC 2015 leaders (from to bottom in a counterclockwise direction): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

APEC 2015 leaders (from to bottom in a counterclockwise direction): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

#APEChottie Number 1: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is the 29th Prime Minister of his country and the leader of Liberal Party. He has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from University of Sydney. He worked as a journalist, lawyer, investment banker and venture capitalist before he entered politics. He was sworn in as Australia’s PM just recently, on September 15, 2015.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull is looks like a dashing gentleman and he makes wearing eyeglasses look so much cooler.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo from thesaturdaypaper.com.au

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo from thesaturdaypaper.com.au

Additional information about Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

Birthday: October 24, 1954
Age: 61
Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5 feet and 10 inches
Spouse: Lucy Turnbull (married since 1980)
Children: Daisy and Alex Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo from thelaborherald.com

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo from thelaborherald.com

#APEChottie Number 2: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the 23rd prime minister of his country. He capitalized on his movie star looks when he tried his hand at acting in Canada. He was part of a miniseries called The Great War. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is more than a pretty face; he has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from McGill University and BEd from University of British Columbia. He used his education when he worked as a teacher. And there’s more, PM Trudeau has a golden heart who supports political and environmental causes that he believes in. On March 31, 2012, he participated in and won a charity boxing match that benefitted the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. If his good looks, brilliant brain and pure heart are not cool enough, he might be the only world leader who has a tattoo. PM Trudeau has a tattoo on his left arm of a large Earth inside a Haida raven.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo from huffingtonpost.ca

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo from huffingtonpost.ca

The many faces of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: a model, a boxer, Jack Sparrow and a cowboy. Photos from thestar.com, nbcnews.com, o.canada.com and torontosun.com

The many faces of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: a model, a boxer, Jack Sparrow and a cowboy. Photos from thestar.com, nbcnews.com, o.canada.com and torontosun.com

Let us look at Canadian PM Justin Trudeau one more time. :) Photo from thestar.com

Let us look at Canadian PM Justin Trudeau one more time. 🙂 Photo from thestar.com

Additional information about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

Birthday: December 25, 1971
Age: 43
Place of Birth: Ottawa, Canada
Height: 6 feet and 2 inches
Spouse: Sophie Grégoire (married since 2005)
Children: Xavier James, Hadrien and Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau

The rendition of a poster based on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau win in a charity boxing match. Photo from ctvnews.ca

The rendition of a poster based on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau win in a charity boxing match. Photo from ctvnews.ca

#APEChottie Number 3: President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto is on his third year of his six-year term as Mexico’s 57th president. Even at an early age, he has been known as a sharp dresser, with his mom squeezing lemon juice on his well-groomed and shiny locks which remain well-groomed and shiny to this day. He fortified his pretty boy looks with a diploma from the Universidad Panamericana where he finished Bachelor of Arts degree in Law. Afterwards, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration.

Among the #APEChotties, Pres. Peña Nieto is considered a pabling. He had children with other women while he was married to his first wife, Mónica Pretelini. However, it is undeniable that Pres. Peña Nieto’s genes are as beautiful as his lustrous hair because all of his children are gorgeous!

He is also the most controversial, given the problems he has back in Mexico, drug cartel, corruption of his party and Iguala kidnapping of 43 students, among other things. It can be deduced that Pres. Peña Nieto’s life is like a Mexican telenovela.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo from gobiernofacil.com

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo from gobiernofacil.com

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on the cover of TIME Magazine. Photo from huffingtonpost.com

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on the cover of TIME Magazine. Photo from huffingtonpost.com

Additional information about Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto:

Birthday: July 20, 1966
Age: 49
Place of Birth: Atlacomulco, Mexico
Height: 5 feet and 8 inches
Spouses: Angelica Rivera (married since 2010) and Mónica Pretelini (married from 1993-2007)
Children: Paulina, Alejandro and Nicole Peña Nieto, and Diego Peña Diaz

The beautiful family of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo from publimetro.com.mx

The beautiful family of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo from publimetro.com.mx

#APEChottie Number 4: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia

Dmitry Medvedev was Russia’s third president and the youngest to hold the office at 42 years old. He finished his law degree at Leningrad State University. He was a law professor before he threw his hat into the political ring.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo from common wikimedia.org

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo from common wikimedia.org

Additional information about Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

Birthday: September 14, 1965
Age: 50
Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 5 feet and 4 inches
Spouse: Svetlana Linnit Medvedeva (married in 1993)
Child: Ilya

#APEChottie Number 5: United States President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama is the 44th and the first African-American president of the United States. Obama graduated from University of Columbia and Harvard Law School. He was a community organizer, a civil rights attorney, a law professor and a senator before he became the president of the most powerful nation in the world.

Pres. Obama was the reason why I learned so much about campaign and election proceedings in the US. In 2008, I watched majority of his campaigns on CNN, BBC, Fox News and Al-Jazeera, and I waited with bated breath for the announcement of the results of the Democratic Party primaries and of the general elections.

US President Barack Obama. Photo from biography.com

US President Barack Obama. Photo from biography.com

US President Barack Obama makes making and taking phone calls and waving cool. Photos from huffingtonpost.com, theblaze.com, historycompany.com, and viralmozo.com

US President Barack Obama makes making and taking phone calls and waving cool. Photos from huffingtonpost.com, theblaze.com, historycompany.com, and viralmozo.com

I have to add that the Obama family has the coolest pets in Bo (The First Dog of the United States) and Sunny, Bo’s younger sister. Bo and Sunny are Portuguese Water Dogs.

The Obama family's Portuguese Water Dogs, Bo and Sunny (with pink ribbon). Photos from nydailynews.com, nytimes.com, en.wikipedia.org, and hellomagazine.com

The Obama family’s Portuguese Water Dogs, Bo and Sunny (with pink ribbon). Photos from nydailynews.com, nytimes.com, en.wikipedia.org, and hellomagazine.com

Additional information about US President Barack Obama:

Birthday: August 4, 1961
Age: 54
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6 feet
Spouse: Michelle Obama (married in 1992)
Children: Malia and Sasha Obama

US President Barack Obama is left-handed. :) I am a lefty, too. Photo from whitehouse.gov

US President Barack Obama is left-handed. 🙂 I am a lefty, too. Photo from whitehouse.gov

This is the end of my #APEChottie list. Who is your #APEChottie?

Contents of this entry are from Wikipedia.

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