'Handsome minister' reacts to global fan club
Maddy Savage · 15 Oct 2014, 15:55
Published: 15 Oct 2014 13:40 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Oct 2014 15:55 GMT+02:00
Gabriel Wikström, 29, is currently being flooded with messages from teenagers in Turkey and around Europe, declaring their love for the politician and dubbing him 'The Handsome Minister'.
Gabriel Wikström has been dubbed Sweden's 'Handsome Minister'. Photo: TT
Türkiye'deki takipçilerime hoşgeldiniz diyorum ve teşekkür ediyorum.— Gabriel Wikström (@gabrielwikstrom) October 14, 2014
Wikström's Turkish message led to thousands of others following and tweeting about him.
He told Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper he thought the fact that he was "fairly young" and had been chosen to sit in the Swedish government was the main reason he was getting so much attention.
He told The Local that he still hadn't been in contact with the person who started the trend for sharing his photo and said that the Twitter user's identity remained unclear.
"We’ve been trying to determine that but haven’t quite succeeded. It’s all a bit of a mystery for us."
His personal life also remains a mystery. His press team did not respond to questions from The Local about whether or not he was single.
Gabriel Wikström (right) with Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Earlier on Wednesday, he posted that he had met with Hans Rosling, who is Professor of Global Health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, to discuss the Ebola crisis.