Kim Jong Un impersonator poses for selfies in Singapore

Key Points
  • An impersonator of Kim Jong Un was spotted in Singapore over the weekend.
  • The man, who goes by the name Howard X, said he was in Singapore to wish for a successful summit between the actual Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • It's not yet clear if the summit will actually take place. Trump announced last week he had pulled out of the event, but then suggested it may still happen.
Kim Jong Un impersonator spotted posing for selfies in Singapore

As the fate of the June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hangs in the balance, an impersonator of the North Korean leader has already been spotted posing for selfies at the proposed site of the meeting.

The man, who goes by the name Howard X, was seen on Sunday walking along the streets of central Singapore shaking hands and posing for photos.

Howard X said the purpose of his trip was to wish for a successful summit between the real Kim and Trump.

A Kim Jong Un impersonator, Howard X, poses with a durian at the Esplanade on May 27, 2018 in Singapore.
Suhaimi Abdullah | Getty Images

The summit, which was originally scheduled to happen on June 12 in Singapore, remains an uncertainty.

Less than a week ago, Trump had announced that he was pulling out of the summit, accusing North Korea of "tremendous anger and open hostility." He then suggested a day later that the meeting was still possibly in the cards. And, on Sunday, the president said an American delegation was meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the meeting.