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Kim Jong Un performed in Grease? Probably not.

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   April 10, 2013 at 8:38 AM   |   Comments

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April 10 (UPI) -- "You're the Jong that I want?"

Unfortunately, probably not.

British tabloid The Sun unearthed photos it said were North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a teenager at a Swiss boarding school, performing in a student production of "Grease."

But sadly, the photos are almost certainly not Kim, or at least not the one currently making threats of nuclear annihilation at the United States from his perch at the head of North Korea's ruling party.

As the Washington Post points out, Kim attended school in Switzerland between 1998 and 2000, when he would have been 15 to 17 years old. The photos are from 1994 and 1997, before he was in Switzerland. Additionally, the photos are from the International School of Berne, while Kim attended the nearby Libefeld-Steinhölzli Schule.

Unlike Kim Jong Un, the dictator's older brother Kim Jong Chol did attend the International School of Berne, and he was there around the time the photos were taken.

The photos could very likely be of Kim Jong Chol, grooving with his sunglasses and leather T-Birds jacket.

Before their father's death, the Kim Jong Un and Kim Jong Chol lived abroad under the false names Pak-un and Pak-chol, stylized in a South Korean, rather than North Korean, fashion and the brothers were often confused for one another.

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