11 Jan '18, 3am

North Korea's 'army of beauties' set to invade South

SEOUL: With their good looks and sharp moves, North Korea's female cheerleaders are a marked contrast to the regime's menacing nuclear ambitions. Dubbed the "army of beauties" in South Korea, the young North Korean women - mostly in their late teens or early 20s - have attracted huge publicity whenever they have been sent to the South. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's future wife Ri Sol Ju was among the group who attended the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon. This picture taken in 2005 shows a woman (right) believed to be North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's current wife Ri Sol-Ju, among a group who attended the Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon. (Photo: AFP/Dong-A Ilbo) The cheerleaders are set for their fourth appearance in the South after Pyongyang agreed this week to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, just 80 kilometres ...

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