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Justin Trudeau: Amazing Facts About Canada?s Enigmatic New Prime Minister

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Justin Trudeau will become the new prime minister of Canada and apparently a trending figure in the eyes of social media. So for those of you want to know the truth behind Justin Trudeau and what he did before he decided to become the leader of Canada, here are some interesting facts you might not have known about the new prime minister from New York Daily News:

Canada?s second-youngest prime minister

He would be the second youngest prime minister of Canada, beating incumbent Stephen Harper who was elected at age 46 in 2006. The youngest Canadian prime minister goes to Joe Clark who was 43 years old when he beat Trudeau?s father.

A prime minister in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Even a game predicted that Justin Trudeau would become the next prime minister. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a game based on a future 16 years from now where people lived as a cyborg and Justin Trudeau is the prime minister. There?s a part in the game where you check an email stating Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife staying at Chateau Laurier.

Former U.S. president Richard Nixon predicted him as prime minister

His father had an established relationship with the former U.S. president Richard Nixon. And during a state visit to Canada in 1972, Nixon gave a toast to the very young Justin and predicted something that would eventually come true for him, according to the Toronto Star. ?Tonight we?ll dispense with the formalities, I?d like to toast the future prime minister of Canada, to Justin Pierre Trudeau,? Nixon said.

A French and drama teacher in college

He graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1994 and decided to become a schoolteacher out west, instead of following his father?s footsteps before. He then got a degree in education from the University of British Columbia and taught French and math while he was in Vancouver.

Boxed with a Senator for charity

He once held a charity boxing match, called the ?Fight for the Cure? match, fighting opponent Patrick Brazeau, a Canadian military veteran and former senator from Canada?s Conservative Party. He even won the match considering that he was an underdog.

An aspiring actor

He actually became in actor before he went into politics, previously starring in the 2006 CBC series, ?The Life of Talbot Papineau,? portraying a role as the Canadian general.

We forgot to mention that he was also a high school teacher, camp counselor, white water rafting instructor, radio show host, nightclub bouncer, bungee jumper, snowboard instructor and some other amazing this he has done over the years. It just goes to show that Justin Trudeau finally found what he was looking for.

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