It seems every other day the Internet discovers a new Prince Charming to obsess over. From convict-turned-model Jeremy Meeks to Neville Longbottom growing out his awkward stage, there is no telling who will end up as the next hot thing online.
The latest sensation to get tongues wagging is a long-haired, bearded modern-day Viking who is racking up Instagram followers at an amazing pace. In less than a year, the Stavanger native has gone from around 500 followers to over 100,000. If you're not among them, you're about to see why.
Meet Lasse Matberg, a lieutenant in the Royal Norwegian Navy.
He built his bulging muscles the Norwegian way.
Hit the #gym? You mean chopping #wood? #norwegian #lifestylebrand #californiavibes #model @kilbjorn #photoshoot #sponsored by #kilbjorn Photo by @rakeljb ------------------------------------------------------------ #beard #bearded #beardedvillains #mane #pone #beardandlonghair #BPDfam #beasavage #andmyaxe #themanclub
Matberg told VG this week that comments on his Instagram account range from the mildly inappropriate to the borderline obsessive. He says many requests come in from women who ask for his hand in marriage or just his Norwegian genes.
"They want to marry me or ask me to make them pregnant," the 30-year-old said.
Here he is holding a puppy. Because why not?
iamchrisaskew why yes, I'll have one of each please thank youuu
ha_karim you look like an angel
rubidiopotasio Are you from this world??? You're an Asgardian [an inhabitant of the fictional realm of Asgard from the Marvel Comics universe], aren't you?
herbertnininger91 It's a Viking
When Matberg goes to the beach, he likes to hold a football tightly and look into the horizon. Don't we all?
strengthofawomen Look at them guns! Yaaassss Lasse!
brown3y3dgrlOh my lord... I just fell in love
When not chopping wood, he goes to the gym like a mere mortal.
madame_fierce_garcia Can I be the weight? Haha just kidding, man buns get me
Does anyone make drinking a Coca-Cola in the winter look this hot?
nikitadorval Beautiful smile !!
bingtini Norwegian men are so beautiful
drofeemia got to have him, need to find him. 6'6, muscles, and stunning.
Chill out bro. It'll be ok. I think.
#happynewyear Excited to announce that I'm a new #toughmudder #ambassador Already signed up for #toughmuddernorthwest in Sept but I guess this might mean that I have to join several #mudrun events this year ... #wheretogo next #toughmudderUK #itsallbeentraining #obstaclecourse #norwegian #viking #vikings #beard #beardsinblackandwhite #bw and edited by Robert Brown
halexlolbowitz proof god exists
So there you have it. Norway's latest claim to Instagram celebrity status is a Thor-like man whose biceps could crush a car and whose beard could make even Kristofter Hivju jealous.
Check out the rest of Lasse's Instagram pictures here.