The new lady in the spotlight, Ri Sol-Ju, has also visited Seoul in 2005 as a member of North Korean cheerleading team for the Asian Athletics Championship held in Incheon, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service.
According to the service, Ri was one of the 90 cheerleaders back then who chanted “We are one!”
The cheerleaders wore Nike caps, danced with South Korean college students, and attended a dinner party with government officials, ABC News reports.
There’s speculation that she also might have participated in an inter-Korean teenagers’ event in 2003 to plant trees.
Ri is a popular singer who was spotted performing on stage numerous times in the past few years.
Meanwhile, what has attracted the most attention in Seoul is her beauty and sense of fashion, the report said.
Ri wore colorful green, burgundy, and yellow outfits, polka dot patterns, open-toe pumps, and even a chic brooch on one of her dresses during some recent public appearances with Kim.
North Korean women, however, usually wear their traditional costume, or monotone black or grey suits to public events.
Pyongyang: A mystery woman, who is said to be the wife of young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was a part of a cheerleading team for an athletic event held in South Korea, according to a report.
First Published: Friday, July 27, 2012, 13:56