An even more svelte-looking Kim Jong Un was the main attraction at a military parade in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, where public health workers marched in gas masks and hazmat suits in a display of force against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The slimmed-down leader — who wore a pale gray suit and matching tie for the event celebrating the country’s 73rd anniversary – was all smiles as he watched the procession, which notably did not feature the usual array of ballistic missiles.
“It’s striking how much healthier Kim Jong Un is looking in these photos from yesterday,” journalist and rogue regime researcher Martyn Williams tweeted.
“However he is doing it—and there are theories—he looks a lot better than he did a few months ago,” he added.
Ryan Chan, a correspondent for Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily News, tweeted that he has “never seen Kim Jong Un in such a healthier body shape before.”