Satirical newspaper The Onion has named North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the sexiest man alive for 2012 and their case for the Supreme Leader was so convincing that it seems to have tricked Chinese communist newspaper People’s Daily, which wrote an online story about the award.
Here’s the screen grab, just in case the story mysteriously disappears later today:
For anyone not familiar with The Onion (a population that may include the editors at People’s Daily), all of the “news” in The Onion is fake.
Though, the photo gallery of Kim Jong Un that accompanies the People’s Daily story might just make a case for the dictator, who is pictured stoically on a horse, stoically clapping, stoically waving, stoically saluting, stoically standing…
“With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true,” writes The Onion, which promises a 14-page photo spread of the Supreme Leader in its Friday print edition.
Past men to be honoured with The Onion‘s sexiest man alive title include Syrian president/dictator Bashar al-Assad in 2011 and convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff in 2010.