The internet has a new love – Natalia Poklonskaya – the 33-year-old former Ukrainian official who was appointed as the chief prosecutor of the newly-created Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
It started out from Japan. Apparently her good looks left the people of the country so enamored that they created their own graphics on her. The rest of the world swiftly followed.
Don’t let her looks fool you though; she can be as stern and defiant as the toughest of them. She has been vocal in her criticism of the Ukrainian revolution.
"What happened in Kiev was, first and foremost, an anti-constitutional coup and an armed seizure of power," she declares. "That’s what my feeling has always been and that's the opinion I wasn't afraid to voice [while still working] at the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office."
But at the moment, for the internet at least, she is irresistible eye candy.
Poklonskaya’s looks, for the moment at least, have overshadowed all else – whether it’s her stance, the logic behind her appointment, her duties or the effect her appointment may have over the immediate future on the region.