TIME magazine announced its roster of nominees for “Person of the Year” last month, inviting readers to vote for their selection. And the people have spoken: Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea.
Jong Un received 5.6 million votes, according to TIME.
If that bothers you, don’t worry:
This doesn’t mean Kim is TIME’s Person of the Year. That choice is made by the editors of TIME and will be revealed Dec. 19 on the Today show, on TIME.com and via TIME’s Twitter handle. The poll allows readers to weigh in on the people—and things (Hello, Curiosity Rover!)—whom they think influenced the news, for better or worse, in 2012.
What it comes down to is: There’s still hope for South Korean rapper Psy or Sandra Fluke to be named 2012′s POTY.
As an aside, Jong Un was also named “Sexiest Man Alive” by the satirical newspaper The Onion last month.