The satirical web site the Onion named its “Sexiest Man Alive” today naming the powerful 29 year-old supreme leader of The Republic of North Korea. The well written faux paper describes Jung as,
With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heart-throb is every woman’s dream come true. Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper’s editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile.
“He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time,” Onion Style and Entertainment editor Marissa Blake-Zweibel said. “And that’s the quality that makes him the sort of man women want, and men want to be. He’s a real hunk with real intensity who also knows how to cut loose and let his hair down.”
Evidently the Onion is not known world-wide as a source of satire since the Chinese Communist Party ran a long story and photo shoot about Jung’s “award.” The Supreme Leader was photographed in a series of manly poses including astride a horse.
The National Paper was evidently taken in by the hoax and played the entire episode straight. http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/11/27/peoples-daily-quotes-the-onion-kim-jong-eun-sexiest-man-alive/?mod=e2tw