Television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as Ukraine’s next president after he beat the incumbent at the polls last month.

The ceremony was held at Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Monday morning.

Zelenskiy ditched the idea of a traditional motorcade and walked to the parliament through a park packed with people. Flanked by four bodyguards, he was giving high-fives to some of the spectators and even stopped to take a selfie with one of them.

FILE - In this Friday, April 19, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian presidential candidate and popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during their final electoral campaign debate at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE – In this Friday, April 19, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian presidential candidate and popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during their final electoral campaign debate at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Zelenskiy, a popular comedian with no political experience, overwhelmingly won the presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a victory that reflected Ukrainians’ exhaustion with politics-as-usual.

Rumors about Zelenskiy’s potential bid first surfaced when he played the Ukrainian president in a television show several years earlier.

FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy smiles after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy smiles after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy greets his supporters at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy greets his supporters at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy leaves a booth at a polling station during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy leaves a booth at a polling station during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy gestures at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy gestures at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, April 20, 2019 file photo, a Ukrainian serviceman guards a position near the frontline as the conflict continues, in Mariinka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
FILE – In this Saturday, April 20, 2019 file photo, a Ukrainian serviceman guards a position near the frontline as the conflict continues, in Mariinka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian sailors sit in a cage in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com.. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
FILE – In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian sailors sit in a cage in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com.. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
FILE - In this Monday, April 1, 2019 file photo, the Stepova coal mine just before dawn in Pershotravensk, Dnipropetrovsk region, eastern Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
FILE – In this Monday, April 1, 2019 file photo, the Stepova coal mine just before dawn in Pershotravensk, Dnipropetrovsk region, eastern Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who takes the presidential oath on Monday May 20, 2019, comes into the post having never held political office; his popularity is rooted in playing the role of president on a television sit-com. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)