Photos of new Egyptian governor go viral on social media

Pictures of Alexandria's new governor jogging on the beach garnered him some female fans!

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The newly-named governor for Egypt's second city of Alexandria, Hany el-Messiry, apparently became a new attraction factor for some Egyptian ladies.

Several female social media users in Egypt flocked to Twitter and Facebook to express their fascination by how handsome they think Messiry is.

The 58-year-old governor was raised in the coastal city and has been educated in the United States.

Pictures of el-Messiry jogging on the beach, biking and wearing a sport swimsuit garnered loads of comments from the governor’s new fans.

“Emerging reports of a mass exodus to Alexandria in the wake of appointing Hani Messiry a governor for Alexandria,” read one tweet in Arabic.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi approved the appointment of 17 new governors on Thursday in a move that has been awaited for weeks.

Messiry, holds a bachelor from the University of California in Los Angeles and a master's degree from Alexandria University, both in Business Administration.

He also has experience in the fields of trade and industry.