Kim lookalike to show up during summit
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
As the world awaits the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, one man who has risen to prominence for his impressions of the North Korean leader is preparing for his own appearance in Singapore.
The Hong Kong-based Kim impersonator, who goes by the name Howard X, will take part in an alternative summit on the sidelines of the meeting between the U.S. president and Kim, scheduled for June 12.
In recent months Howard has worked the international circuit and appeared at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics alongside a Trump impersonator.
There he was hauled away by police after dancing and waving the unified Korean flag in front of North Korea’s female cheerleading team.
Howard says the duo have been hired by a Singapore hotel to give their own take on the landmark meeting.
Their aim is to encourage the public to discuss politics via satire, Howard told AFP in Hong Kong on June 7.
But he admits his family have reservations about his new career path.
“The first thing they said was ‘Don’t get killed’,” Howard told AFP, adding his mother had taken out life insurance for him.