We’re not all photogenic. Some of us wander through life desperately searching for the right hair style, a presentable physique, or a face that doesn’t elicit a “That person’s definitely a murderer” reaction.
And then there’s Kim Jong Un.
In a world in which it is now mandatory to accompany every activity by photographic evidence — photos of outfits, photos of pets, photos of pets’ outfits on pet-owned Instagram pages — Kim, with every resource in North Korea at his disposal, stands above us all.
Does Kim want an outing in 1920s mobster garb? No problem. Supreme leader desires a photo suffocated by hysterical women in a scene comparable only to Beatlemania? Consider it done. Platinum firearms? Easy. Head of the Workers’ Party wishes to play pretend as one of the elite horsemen of Middle Earth? Well...
The Swoon once again put on a show for the cameras this week while commemorating the 67th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.
To celebrate the occasion the supreme leader awarded engraved pistols to his most loyal officers, a cohort that had the pleasure of snapping numerous photos with their new sidearms alongside a beaming Kim.
Forget muzzle or trigger discipline. Not even bullets can penetrate a North Korean officer when he’s cloaked by the biggest military hat in the world, one rumored to double as an ottoman or end table when not resting on one’s cranium.
The photos mark just another series of terrific shots in a long list of them. So, in honor of Kim’s Zoolander-like prowess in front of a lens, we present our top-10 (with links) greatest hits of the supreme leader.
J.D. Simkins is a writer and editor for Military Times, and a USMC veteran.