Kim Jong Un upstaged by North Korean soldier in blue uniform

Kim Jong Un upstaged by North Korean soldier in blue uniform

Kim Jong Un was upstaged in social media by a man in a skin-tight blue outfit who stood ramrod-straight with a pointy helmet amid an array of missiles — leading some to call him the real “rocket man.”

The blue-collar North Korean was among dozens of soldiers who posed for a photo with the Hermit Kingdom’s leader during an exhibition of weapons systems Monday.

His shiny outfit and red-blue-and-white helmet were in stark contrast to the olive drab uniforms worn by the rest of the soldiers. Only a high-ranking officer to his left also wore a blue uniform — albeit a standard-issue one.

Kim wore a Western-style suit for the occasion, during which he announced that he is building an “invincible” military that will have the capability to launch a nuclear strike at the US.

But most of the attention seemed to focus on the mystery man, who generated a lot of buzz on social media, where some users called him a “superhero,” a “captain DPRK,” or a “rocket man,” the moniker that President Donald Trump used for Kim.

Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un wore a Western-style suit.
 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses for a group photo with fighter pilots.
North Korean state media didn’t identify the man in blue but speculation suggests he is a parachutist.
Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

State media didn’t identify the blue-clad man, but Jeffrey Lewis, an expert at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, said in a tweet that “It seems he’s the parachutist.”

Kim Jong Un watching planes.
Kim Jong Un watched an air show before the exhibition.
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Other images showed Kim watching a group of jets flying in a formation during an air show before the exhibition.

The official Korean Central News Agency said a “top notch parachutist showed landing skills, fluttering red party flag in the (October) sky” before the opening ceremony.

With Post wires

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