Can you spot the Kim Jong Un doppelganger?


Left (AFP/Getty) Right (AP)

Two years ago, the “devastatingly handsome” Kim Jong Un was named sexiest man of 2012 by the satirical newspaper the Onion, bumping heartthrob Bashar al-Assad off his perch.

“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,” gushed the report, which China’s People’s Daily proceeded to run — un-ironically — alongside a photo slideshow showing Kim in all his sensuality.

What wasn’t clear then: There was another man who equaled Kim in terms of sexiness. His name is Manchu Tuan. He lives in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang. And he sells kebabs.

Can you spot which one is Kim — and which one is his meat-selling doppelganger?


Left (Reuters) Right (Reuters/KCNA)

Left (AFP/Getty) Right (AP)

Left (AFP/Getty) Right (AP)

Manchu, who’s on the left, says looking like North Korea’s dictators is one of the best things to ever happen to him. When word got out about his uncanny resemblance to Kim, customers swarmed his business.

He had to hire a second person to do the cooking while the cameras flashed, reports the Daily Star. “I am pleased to say that business is really good since word got out about the fact that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is now selling kebabs here.”

Terrence McCoy covers poverty, inequality and social justice. He also writes about solutions to social problems.

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