How does he do it? Whether he's winning a road race or wildly fist-pumping a goal by the the National Soccer Team, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto never seems to have a single hair out of place.
His hairdo is flawless; the guy doesn't sweat. At least not in the stylishly sporty photographs released recently by his administration. Mexicans can't get enough of the presidential cowlick, which —rain, wind or shine — remains unfazed, like lego hair.
Mexicans have come up with all sorts of bizarre theories on social media to explain the president's immaculate grooming. Some have suggested that his hair is glued in place; others claim it’s a wig.
“The cowlick is INTACT [sic] please let us know what gel he uses,” tweeted @carlosdelfio upon seeing the image above.
“EPN’s hair is still impeccable after running. Is it an acrylic helmet?” asked @AnaG_Gonzalez.
Even when the rest of his body is gyrating at full throttle, Peña Nieto's hairs maintain cool composure.
Peña Nieto's hairdo gained national fame back in 2012 when he was running for the presidency and his supporters adopted it as a campaigning emblem.
The opposition also incorporated it in protest logos and placards.
One thing is for sure: the hairdo has managed to bring a little humor to a nation undergoing a crisis of violence and impunity. A headline below from the Mexican news-satire website El Deforma reads: “Austria proposes to exchange Aztec Emperor Moctezuma’s plume-hat for Peña Nieto’s cowlick.”