Top 10 Fun Rumors About Kim Jong Un
Turns out, movie-lovers won't even need to leave home to see Kim Jong Un. As the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong Un is gradually developing a personality cult, in a process orchestrated by the North Korean government and aided by the state-run media. Check out a round-up of the ten least known fun facts about him.
10. Used pseudonym in college
Jong Un attended the International School of Bern, till 1988, under the pseudonym Pak Un. Many of his classmates did not believe, at the time, he was the son of the North Korean ruler. He learned to speak English, German and French during his time there.
9. Date of birth is a mystery
Kim Jong Un may have been born either in 1983 or 1984. The exact date, much like it was with his father, remains a secret.
8. Ordered male to cut their hair like him
It is reported that North Korea has 28 government-approved hairstyles for men and women, and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un ordered male students to cut their hair like him.
7. Obsessed with the NBA
According to his Swiss college friends, Jong Un was obsessed with the NBA, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and LA Lakers. He apparently possessed photographs with NBA players and had a room filled with NBA-memorabilia.
6. Nike sneakers fetish
He apparently didn't have a problem with American brands and owned a massive collection of expensive Nike Sneakers.
5. World's youngest head of state
Whether he was born in 1983 or 1984, Kim Jong Un is currently the world's youngest head of state.
4. Fed his uncle to hungry dogs
After North Korea announced the execution of the supreme leader's uncle and second-in-command in December 2013, it was said that Jang Song Thaek and five aides were stripped naked and fed to 120 dogs who had been starved for five days.
3. Heavy drinker
Unconfirmed reports and an account by Kim Jong-il's chef claims Jong Un is a heavy drinker, is a diabetic and suffers from hypertension.
2. Scared of barbers
Jong Un allegedly has a morbid fear of barbers, stemming from a traumatic childhood experience and prefers to cut his own hair. His buzz-style haircut has apparently set a fashion trend in North Korea.
1. Cosmetic procedures
South Korean media speculates Kim Jong Un may have undergone several cosmetic procedures to look like his grandfather - the founder of North Korea.