Photographs show he has his grandfather’s double chin and dark eyebrows, and his haircut supposedly is a throwback to the older man’s style in the 1940s. Some reports speculate that Kim Jong Un has even undergone plastic surgery to make him look more like his popular grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, and less like his father, Kim Jong Il, who was not as well-liked.
Whether the resemblance to his grandfather has been inherited and/or surgically enhanced, it sure can’t hurt Kim Jong-Un, his late father’s handpicked successor to lead North Korea, psychologist Robert Bornstein says. He’ll likely benefit from the experience many of us have had of feeling warmly toward a person we’ve just met simply because they resemble someone we like.
If not, the machine guns and concentration camps should do the trick.
Just a reminder — here’s CNN’s workers’ paradise-style video look at North Korea last year: