The story begins: "With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true."
Sounds like a joke, right? Well, it was.
Unfortunately for the online version of China's Communist Party newspaper, the People's Daily, they had trouble understanding American irony, or at least the kind produced by the satirical news website The Onion.
The Chinese website eventually took down their "report" on the "sexiest man," but not before producing a 55-page spread that included pictures of Kim on horseback and touring a facility with his wife.
If it's any consolation, the People's Daily weren't the only state-run news agency fooled by the Onion this year. The English-language website of the Fars news agency in Iran took as fact an Onion story in September that claimed a poll had found an "overwhelming majority of rural white Americans" would rather vote for Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Obama.