Enrique Peña Nieto is serious Filipino eye candy, according to Twitter
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Enrique Peña Nieto is serious Filipino eye candy, according to Twitter

He might not normally be known as a Hispanic heartthrob but Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is causing a serious Twitter storm in the Philippines.

Along with other world leaders, Nieto is in Manila this week for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), with commerce, security, investment and the economic future of the region on the agenda.

However, and much more crucially, debate over the hottest world leader is trending on Twitter under the hashtag #APEChottie. Nieto and Canadian President Justin Trudeau are currently leading the ranks, with their suave haircuts and sharp dress sense.

While Nieto is a decided flop in polls back in Mexico, as corruption claims and human rights scandals continue to plague the country, across Asia the politician is a decided hit. In fact, some Filipino tweeters have even taken it a step further, asking to see the president’s burrito…

Who’s your APEC hottie favorite?

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