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Meet The Desi Dentist Being Called The Most Attractive Game Show Contestant Of All Time

"We have had attractive people on our show before but not like Theja. He was so attractive it almost broke the quiz show. It was hard to concentrate."

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A couple of weeks ago, Australian game show Hard Quiz saw its host, comedian Tom Gleeson, make a statement that might've sounded like hyperbole, but really was anything but.

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The contestant he was talking about was Theja Surapaneni – a 24-year-old Melbourne resident, dentist, and now-viral internet darling.

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Soon after the show aired, ABC uploaded a short clip of Theja's intro online... a clip that has now been shared over 18,000 times and garnered 3.5 million views on Facebook alone (mostly thanks to people fawning over him).

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It's not just Facebook, though. People have been falling all over themselves in awe of this supremely eligible guy on Twitter and YouTube too.

This is the most attractive man I have ever seen in my life. I can't even think of anything else to say other than that. https://t.co/faeYQ4Whg2

From his charming smile to his Disney-like features, Theja has been at the receiving end of a lot of flattering remarks this past week.

But, even aside from those more obviously shallow traits, it's really his effortless sense of humour that's got everyone reeling.

Like, seriously. Forget just Hard Quiz, there are legit calls to crown this man the most attractive game show contestant of all time now.

A dentist by trade in Melbourne, Theja's parents moved from India in the early '90s. "I’m obviously a cricket tragic and a huge Sachin fan," Theja told BuzzFeed.

"I've never been thirsted on in my life (that I know of lol). I never expected this reaction," he added.

"People have been trying to add me on Facebook and message me, all saying very kind things."
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"People have been trying to add me on Facebook and message me, all saying very kind things."

It's not all been smooth sailing for Theja, though. "My mates are getting a huge kick out of the reactions. The more inappropriate the better for them."

Theja Surapaneni

And it's not just Theja who's being pestered by fans. “I’ve never seen a reaction like it before. I’ve had people on my Facebook and Twitter hounding me for his details,” host Tom Gleeson told BuzzFeed.

“We have had attractive people on our show before but not like Theja. He was so attractive it almost broke the quiz show. It was hard to concentrate,” Gleeson added.
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“We have had attractive people on our show before but not like Theja. He was so attractive it almost broke the quiz show. It was hard to concentrate,” Gleeson added.

For what it's worth, Theja isn't hugely active on social media. "I’m not narcissistic enough to think people are interested in what I do. But I better plug where I work, I might as well get some more patients haha!"

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So, you know, if you're ever in Melbourne and in need of a checkup, here's where you can hit our man up.