February 16th, 2009 14:23 EST
Indonesian Dude Looks Like Obama's Identical Twin
When I go to McDonalds I don`t get an order of fries for free, and when I`m at the movies I`m not handed a free jumbo box of popcorn. I can only imagine what it must be like to be a celebrity and be treated with deference. My press credentials and $2 won`t even get me a free refill at Starbucks.
But if I had an uncanny resemblance to President Barack Obama would I receive the red carpet treatment by default? Granted if I looked like Obama`s identical twin, but I was clad in jeans and a T-shirt and I was drinking from a brown paper bag at a park, I wouldn`t be mistaken for the leader of the free world. But I were wearing a business suit and I was hanging out at an airport terminal, some folks might think I`m Obama and treat me with respect and reverence.
If I looked like the commander-in-chief`s Doppelganger, I would exploit it for all it`s worth. I`m sure that there are a lot of foxy women who fantasize about making romance with President Obama...
But there are drawbacks to being an Obama lookalike:
"There`s only one Barack Obama - but if he ever needs a body double, he can call on Ilham Anas.
The 34-year-old photographer from Indonesia looks so similar to the new US President he even worries about being the target of an assassination attempt." Mirror
There are many people who think Obama is the Messiah, but there are also a few who are convinced he`s the Antichrist. It might be a little bit too dangerous to look like Obama.