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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju attend the opening ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground on Rungna Islet along the Taedong River in Pyongyang in this July 25, 2012 photograph released by the North's KCNA to Reuters on July 26, 2012.
Prior to marrying Kim Jong Un around 2009 or 2010, Ri was a professional cheerleader for North Korea's sports teams and she traveled abroad to Japan and South Korea to support players at international events, according to Michael Madden, founder of North Korea Leadership Watch and frequent contributor to 38 North, a project of the U.
Kim's decision to introduce Ri was likely no coincidence, either.
In keeping with Park's Camelot analogy, Madden said that some North Koreans went out of their way to dress like Ri in 2013, a period he describes as her "heyday" when she was most frequently seen."Kim Jong Un does in a big way appeal to North Koreans his age, and he brought her out because, here she is, a young member of North Korea's elite out in public," Madden says."Kim Jong Un is one of those millennials," he added.
"This type of dynamic is sort of an analogy for the future of North Korea overall." This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 10 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center row 2nd L) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (centre row L) attending an art performance dedicated to nuclear scientists and technicians following the country's largest nuclear test.
Ri has appeared beside the young North Korean leader at a number of high-profile events, but has also disappeared from the public eye for months at a time.
Ri's sudden, unannounced presence next to Kim prompted mass speculation about her identity in foreign media, and while many questions remain unanswered, experts have done their best to paint a biographical picture of North Korea's first lady.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju attend the opening ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground on Rungna Islet along the Taedong River in Pyongyang in this July 25, 2012 photograph released by the North's KCNA to Reuters on July 26, 2012. of presidents appearing in the public eye with their wives and Trump is certainly no exception. president North Korea's ruling family, however, has been far less forthcoming about the romantic relationships of its leaders, and the dynasty's newest leader is actually the first to bring his partner, Ri Sol Ju, into the immense spotlight shone by the country on its supreme leader.
As President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un exchange heated threats, vowing to decimate one another with nuclear weapons, the two men's wives have had much less to say about the impending doom their husbands have promised. While rumors persist as to the intimate nature of the relationship between the 71-year-old Republican leader and his 47-year-old wife, Melania, she has often accompanied the president. Related: North Korea's Kim Jong Un a better leader than Trump? Still, very little is known for sure about "Comrade" Ri.
S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Keep up with this story and more Madden explained that this job, which he said likely linked her to the propaganda wing of the state's security service, as well as her father's influential rank in North Korea's air force, helped her establish the social "pedigree" necessary to be considered a partner for Kim.
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