This Liaoning street vendor looks exactly like Kim Jong-un

By Stefan Van Assche, March 21, 2014

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Most people would shy away from looking like dictator Kim Jong-un, but not this street food vendor. The Shenyang city, Liaoning Province-based barbecued-meat street trader has seen his modest business grow ever since he started cultivating his eerie resemblance to the North Korean man-child.

The man completely modelled his look on the chubby tyrant’s, with the fashionable hairstyle, stylish blue overcoat and lit cigarette – sure to made the ladies swoon, according to

A reporter asked him outside his street stall if he was of Korean descent, but fake Kim said he wanted to keep his identity secret, adding that “if you buy a few more sticks of barbecue, perhaps I might tell you.” Meanwhile, chuckling passersby queued up to have their photos taken with him.

Last November, an Australian-Chinese musician named Howard caused some commotion when he paraded through Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui in full Kim regalia. The man previously set up a Facebook page, which ended up giving him some media fame.

Israeli fast-food chain Burger Ranch flew him to Tel Aviv for a television ad, in response to a Barack Obama lookalike in a McDonald’s ad. The ensuing 10-second spot was an instant hit. Howard now wears the dubious title of the world’s foremost Kim Jong-un impersonator. 

[Image via iFeng]

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