Kim Jong Un's Eyebrows Are Shrinking

They've gotten shorter between Jan. 1, 2012, and Jan. 1, 2014
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Kim Jong Un's Eyebrows Are Shrinking
A man watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's New Year speech, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Kim Jong Un's annual New Year message may have steered clear of digs at the US and Sony, but it did raise one pressing question: What's up with Kim's eyebrows? The South China Morning Post reports they now look like "little dashes," which it suggests may be the result of "severe over-plucking." (See their transformation in the photo gallery.) Kim has previously been accused of altering his appearance to look like grandfather Kim Il Sung; in this case, the Post suggests he could be emulating another relative: It surfaces a 2011 photo showing Kim Jong Il with similarly short brows. In other news from North Korea, sources say Kim's youngest sister married the son of a top aide last year, Yonhap News reports. (More Kim Jong Un stories.)

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