“The ones who make it through to the final round are sent for a year’s training and then dispatched throughout the country.

“Most of them go into arranged marriages with personal guards or senior cadres cleared to work in foreign affairs. Section Five manages the whole operation.” Lee Il-Nam, a nephew of Kim Jong Un’s father, also described the Pleasure Squad in a memoir he penned before his assassination, called Kim Jong-il’s Royal Family.

The chosen girls, she said, had to meet strict criteria.

They were to be under 5.5 feet tall, free of scars and blemishes, and had to have a soft, feminine voice. After being “chosen”, rigorous training programs would take place.

In his 2015 memoir Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee – A Look Inside North Korea, North Korean defector Jang Jin-Sung explained that the most attractive girls in North Korea were called ‘Section Five’ girls.