First Lim Ji Hyun fled from North Korea to the South. And made a career in television. Now she is back in Pyongyang – as a propaganda weapon for Kim Jong Un.
The 26-year-old North Korean Lim Ji Hyun after her return to North Korea on television Screenshot: uriminzokkiri
Not long ago, Lim Ji Hyun was considered a dazzling model of integration: after the 26-year-old North Korean fled her homeland in 2014, she seemed to quickly make a fresh start in capitalist South Korea. As a television personality, she took part in three reality shows, recently enrolled in a Seoul university and made ambitious plans as an actress. Since Sunday, however, she has been playing a role that is also causing a stir internationally – as a propaganda weapon for dictator Kim Jong Un.