Wednesday, May 30, 2018

'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

PHOTO: The Australian-Chinese man posing as the North Korean leader calls himself only Howard X and said he was appearing to wish success for a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump to negotiate an end to the North's nuclear programme.
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SINGAPORE - Surprised Singaporeans pursued North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday (May 27) before realising the portly man with slick black hair near the Marina Bay Sands hotel was an impersonator.

"It looked like the real Kim Jong Un, but later I realised it's not the real one," said Sagar Admuthe who was visiting from Mumbai, India, after several selfies with the doppleganger against a backdrop of the city's bay.

"When you see him, it's very difficult to make out."



PHOTO: Surprised Singaporeans pursued North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday (May 27) before realising the portly man with slick black hair near the Marina Bay Sands hotel was an impersonator.
Picture posted by Reuters, Asiaone on 28 May 2018
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The Australian-Chinese man posing as the North Korean leader calls himself only Howard X and said he was appearing to wish success for a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump to negotiate an end to the North's nuclear programme.

Howard X also made an appearance as Kim at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung in South Korea in February, bewildering North Korean cheerleaders who initially thought their leader had walked into a hockey stadium.



PHOTO: "It looked like the real Kim Jong Un, but later I realised it's not the real one," said Sagar Admuthe who was visiting from Mumbai, India, after several selfies with the doppleganger against a backdrop of the city's bay.
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"I think the two leaders will sit down and they're going to have a great time, because really they have the same personality," he said on Sunday. "They are going to be best friends right after this meeting."

Trump signalled that preparations for a June 12 summit with Kim were going ahead, despite having called it off last week, and a White House team was scheduled to depart for Singapore this weekend to prepare for the possible summit.



PHOTO: The Australian-Chinese man posing as the North Korean leader calls himself only Howard X and said he was appearing to wish success for a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump to negotiate an end to the North's nuclear programme.
Picture posted by Reuters, Asiaone on 28 May 2018
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Howard X said Kim's rise as the third leader of North Korea in 2011 has proved lucrative for him, jump starting a new career in films, commercials and private functions, most often in his home town of Hong Kong.

"I said that guy looks a lot like me, and I thought, wow, I need to do something with this and make some money," Howard X added.



PHOTO: "I think the two leaders will sit down and they're going to have a great time, because really they have the same personality," he said on Sunday. "They are going to be best friends right after this meeting."
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"This is my normal body," he said, when asked if he had to put on weight to impersonate the North's leader. "But he's fatter, and I can't catch up ... it'll damage my health."

Howard X, who is a musician by training and said he still produces Brazilian music sung in Chinese, said his partner known as Dennis Alan impersonates Trump. Although he could not join him this week, both will return before the summit.

"Hey Donald, I'm already in Singapore, waiting for you to turn up," Howard X said.



 Howard X, who is a musician by training and said he still produces Brazilian music sung in Chinese, said his partner known as Dennis Alan impersonates Trump.
PHOTO: Howard X, who is a musician by training and said he still produces Brazilian music sung in Chinese, said his partner known as Dennis Alan impersonates Trump. Although he could not join him this week, both will return before the summit.
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This is my normal body
PHOTO: "This is my normal body," he said, when asked if he had to put on weight to impersonate the North's leader. "But he's fatter, and I can't catch up ... it'll damage my health."
Picture posted by Reuters, Asiaone on 28 May 2018
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Howard X also made an appearance as Kim at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung in South Korea in February, bewildering North Korean cheerleaders who initially thought their leader had walked into a hockey stadium.
PHOTO: Howard X also made an appearance as Kim at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung in South Korea in February, bewildering North Korean cheerleaders who initially thought their leader had walked into a hockey stadium.
Picture posted by Reuters, Asiaone on 28 May 2018
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Trump signalled that preparations for a June 12 summit with Kim were going ahead, despite having called it off last week, and a White House team was scheduled to depart for Singapore this weekend to prepare for the possible summit.
PHOTO: Trump signalled that preparations for a June 12 summit with Kim were going ahead, despite having called it off last week, and a White House team was scheduled to depart for Singapore this weekend to prepare for the possible summit.
Picture posted by Reuters, Asiaone on 28 May 2018
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When you see him, it's very difficult to make out.
PHOTO: "When you see him, it's very difficult to make out." said Sagar Admuthe who was visiting from Mumbai, India, after several selfies with the doppleganger against a backdrop of the city's bay.
Picture posted by Reuters, Asiaone on 28 May 2018
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He looked like the real Kim Jong Un, but he's not the real one.
 We wish then be best friends right after the meeting.

PHOTO: We wish they be best friends right after the meeting. Allow us to contribute in our small ways to the great peace efforts of the world. If God is willing, let our humble small place be the start of the historical journey. We would like to share our secret delights with everybody. To God, the glory for our countless joys and true rest for our souls.
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 Kim Jong un and his beautiful Wife, Ri Sol ju - First Lady of North KoreaKim Jong un and his beautiful Wife, Ri Sol ju - First Lady of North Korea
PHOTO: Kim Jong un and his beautiful Wife, Ri Sol ju - First Lady of North Korea
We wish success for a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump to negotiate an end to the North's nuclear programme.
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By Reuters, Asiaone, 28 May 2018



Reference
[1] 'Reuters, Asiaone, Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit, posted on 28 May 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/kim-jong-un-poses-selfies-singapore-ahead-trump-summit