China Paper Falls for Onion's Sexiest Man: Kim Jong Un

'People's Daily' congratulates North Korean for 'sexiest man alive' honors
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2012 10:16 AM CST
If this is not sexy, we don't know what is.   (AP Photo/KRT via APTN)

(Newser) – Forget Justin Timberlake: Kim Jong Un just brought sexy back. The Onion named the North Korean leader "Sexiest Man Alive" earlier this month, and the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party totally bought it. People's Daily reported the happy news today, and ran a 55-picture gallery to celebrate, the Atlantic Wire reports. A South Korean paper also ran the story as fact, although without the accompanying image gallery. As a bonus, that paper lists previous winners of the Onion honor, including Bashar al-Assad and Bernie Madoff. (Click to see how the Onion once also fooled Iran.)

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