Young man is dubbed ‘Australia’s hottest teacher’ after classroom videos of his mega-watt smile sweep the internet (but bad news ladies, he’s taken!)
- Dylan Harris, 28, is a primary school teacher from Pakenham, Victoria
- His motivational TikTok videos have turned him into an internet sensation
- Many have branded him the ‘most handsome teacher’ they’ve ever seen
- One viewer said: ‘If you were my teacher, I’d never have been sick’
A primary school teacher from the outskirts of Melbourne has been hailed the ‘most handsome teacher’ in Australia.
Dylan Harris, who teaches Grade 5 at a school in Pakenham, 61km southeast of the CBD, became a social media sensation after his motivational videos went viral on TikTok.
The 28-year-old’s boyish good looks and mega-watt smile have earned him thousands of adoring fans online, including grown women from around the world who say they would move to Australia just to sit in his class.
Dylan, who is happily married to wife Lisa, 28, told Daily Mail Australia the attention is ‘all a bit surreal’ but said he is trying to accept the compliments with grace.
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Dylan Harris (pictured) has been dubbed the ‘most handsome teacher’ in Australia
Dylan’s TikTok stardom has already translated to real life.
He said he has been recognised by ‘a few people’, including one woman who approached his wife at a wedding reception and asked if he was famous.
Dylan said Lisa doesn’t use social media but is the ‘biggest supporter’ of his efforts to spread positivity and kindness online.
His students, aged 10 and 11, are equally encouraging.
‘It’s a running joke for them to try and get me to shout them out on my platform,’ he said.
Dylan (pictured with wife, Lisa) said the attention is ‘all a bit surreal’
The 28-year-old’s boyish good looks and mega-watt smile have earned him thousands of adoring fans
The teacher, who also works as a mental health advocate for schools and businesses, admitted he has been lucky to avoid any real negativity from trolls.
‘I’ve been very fortunate with my following in that all the comments have been constructive and nice,’ he said.
‘I hear stories about trolls and nasty comments but to be honest I haven’t received any.
‘It’s sad to hear that a lot of female advocates and speakers get the meanest comments.. just some nasty people out there.’
One of Dylan’s most recent videos, where he asks for fellow teachers to connect with him, has racked up more than 627,500 views since it was uploaded online on May 26.
The teacher, who also works as a mental health advocate for schools and businesses, admitted he has been lucky to avoid any real negativity from trolls
The clip sparked stunned responses about Dylan’s appearance, with one woman writing: ‘I think I need to move to Australia and go back to Grade 5.’
Another said: ‘Sorry not a teacher, I’m a nurse, but just wanted to say I don’t recall my teachers looking like this.’
Some called Dylan the ‘most handsome teacher’ they have ever seen, while others even begged him to marry them.
‘If you were my teacher in school I’d never have been sick,’ one woman said.