With Kim Jong-un rumored to be dead or in a vegetative state, all eyes have turned to his sister, Kim Yo Jong as the rumored next supreme leader of North Korea. How much do you really know about the woman who may soon hold the reins of leadership in this Asian country?
Below are facts about Kim Yo Jong
Kim Yo Jong was born on the 26th September, 1988,
She is the youngest daughter of former supreme leader Kim Jong-il,
She has a very close relationship with her brother Kim Jong-un. It is speculated that their closeness is the result of their being isolated socially and emotionally while studying at in Switzerland between 1996 and 2000,
Upon her return from Switzerland, she studied computer science at Kim Il-sung University,
She maintains a discreet and mysterious persona about her,
She joined the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in 2007, eventually serving as secretariat to her father, Kim Jong-il, until his death in 2011,
She has been nicknamed the Ivanka Trump of North Korea,
Kim Yo Jong was named an alternate member of the North Korean politburo earlier this month, becoming the second woman to be appointed to this decision making body,
She is also in charge of North Korea’s state security.