Although nowadays he is firing nuclear threats to the USA, there was apparently a time when Kim Jong-un fully embraced American culture, according to Britain’s The Sun newspaper.
The tabloid reported on Wednesday that, as a student at the International School of Berne in Switzerland in the 1990s, the North Korean leader had a role in a school play of Grease, clad in leather jacket and sunglasses.
The newspaper published photos of Kim Jong-un with his classmates, with whom he studied in Switzerland from 1994 to 1997, claiming that he “enjoyed singing along to hits such as Summer Nights and You’re The One That I Want.”
Ex-classmates say that he also loved to read comics and watch films such as Jurassic Park. “Everyone now looks at him as a lunatic who hates the world, but the kid I remember was the quietest person I have ever met” the tabloid quotes 34-year-old Israeli Tal Rapp as saying.
Kim left the International School of Berne in Switzerland in 1997 and, after a two-year spell in the public “Liebefeld Steinhölzli” school in Köniz near Bern, he headed back home to North Korea.
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