King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck

I’m surprised King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck isn’t better known in Asia. The guy is single, has a Masters from Oxford, looks like a pop-star and is the youngest head of state of the world. He’s a wise and benevolent ruler who’s overseeing his country’s peaceful path towards democracy. His country lists “Gross National Happiness” as a priority (despite the recent problems with modernization).


In other words, he’s as close as we have now to a fairytale prince. Even the country he rules over sounds like something out of a fairytale–Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Why don’t more Asian girls fall for him?

Although I suppose the fact that he is the ruler of one of the most Buddhist countries in the world may have something to do with it. I guess being Buddhist isn’t quite compatible with being a dream lover.

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