Apparently, we as a country miss Barack Obama so much that we even get excited to see his look-alike.
Tour guide Jose Oliveira has been making headlines as the former President’s Cape Verde twin. Oliveira says he gets stopped numerous times a day by people commenting on the resemblance and asking to take selfies. He told reporters, “Ever since Barack Obama was made president I have had people stopping me to tell me I look like him, so it has been happening for almost 10 years now. Some people even ask me if I am his brother.”
The 43-year old father of five says he has never worked professionally as an Obama lookalike, but he would consider it if given the opportunity. Jose added, “I never try to dress like Obama or copy him in any way, I am just myself, but people still stop to tell me how much I look like him. If it was an honest and respectful job that allowed me to support my family I would think about it. I have never said I look like Obama, people tell me I do, and it’s cool. But personally I say Barack Obama looks like me.”
No day passes by without people stopping to stare at #JoseOliveira, the #CapeVerdean man whom many people think is the ultimate #Obama lookalike. On a normal day, Jose poses for 15 selfies from folks yearning for a bit of the ex-president whose absence left a huge hole in America. Often, he is asked if he is a relative of the president, and the 43-year-old who works as a tour guide recounts the same line; he has never met the president and no, they are not related. He told The Sun “Ever since Barack Obama was made president I have had people stopping me to tell me I look like him, so it has been happening for almost 10 years now,” adding, “Some people even ask me if I am his brother. He continued, “I work as a tour guide so I am always meeting new people and their reaction is always the same. As soon as they see me they say: ‘Oh my God, you look just like Obama!’ I find it very funny and I don’t mind posing for photographs with people. I have at least 15 photographs and selfies taken every day. Read more on www.olisa.tv #olisablogazine #barackobama
Do you think Jose Oliveira is Barack Obama’s twin, or nah?