Koreans on both halves of the divided peninsula are fond of the phrase “Nam nam buk nyeo,” literally “Southern man, Northern woman.” South Korean men use it to assert that they are the most handsome, while North Koreans claim that their women are the most beautiful. (South Korean women and North Korean men are, understandably, less fond of the phrase.)
"South Korea Went Gaga over a North Korean Singer. Just Wait Until the Rest Arrive." is from the January 22, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.