North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was the third most searched politician on the internet this year, according to data released on Tuesday.
According to the German data analytics firm Statista, online searches for Kim totaled 1.9 million per month, trailing US President Joe Biden, who topped the list with 7 million searches, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had 2 million.
According to Yonhap News Agency, former German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked fourth with 1.4 million searches.
According to a separate Google Trends analysis, the most searched keyword related to North Korean leader this year was “weight loss.”
Kim, 37, appeared at a politburo session in June, appearing to have lost a significant amount of weight, raising concerns about his health and piqued public interest.
South Korea’s state intelligence agency told lawmakers in October that Kim had lost around 20 kg from a weight of around 140 kg but did not appear to have any major health issues.