Kim Jon-Un is the winner of Time’s Person of The Year readers poll. Jon Stewart was the runner-up, followed by “undocumented immigrants,” Gabby Douglas, and Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein.
As Time notes, it’s quite an achievement for a guy who likes to keep public appearances few and far between:
Kim Jong Un is having a good year. After taking over the leadership of North Korea from his late father Kim Jong Il, at the end of 2011, he’s solidified his control over the country, appeared on Time’s cover and he was even named ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ (OK, that honor was actually bestowed as a spoof in the satirical newspaper, The Onion, but a Chinese news service mistook the Onion piece for real news and the story went global.)
We’re sure Kim is off somewhere popping bottles and/or shooting rockets over the news, but remember he didn’t win the official Time Person of The Year award. That’ll be announced December 19 on the Today show.
Apparently Kim only won because 4Chan hacked Time’s website.