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After the Indonesian school of Obama, the Indonesian look-alike of Obama! The man is Ilham Anas, 34, and works as a photographer for a magazine in Jakarta. His resemblance to the new American president opens new career opportunities, but as a model, in advertising.
"When Obama was elected, my colleagues wanted to joke and had me wear a suit, a tie, and took pictures of me posing as Obama, says Ilham Anas. The photos spread quickly on the internet. It was phenomenal. I was then contacted by television channels and an advertising agency. "
And it is true that with the suit that goes well and a big smile, the resemblance is more than striking!
Ilham Anas has already shot a TV ad for a drug in the Philippines and has received proposals in South Korea and Indonesia ... "I will seize all the opportunities that arise, as long as they do not violate ethics and respect my values", says the look-alike.
The 44th US President has said that shortly after his investiture, he will make a big speech in a Muslim capital ... Jakarta? Everyone agrees to think so.
The new opening on the world of America, reaffirmed by Obama during his speech last night at the Washington ceremony, is in any case bearers of immense hopes, from the West to the East, the North South.
As for the Indonesian look-alike, he is preparing a good career. Surely, it's better to look like Barack Obama, than to end up in the gallery of Totally Looks Like…
Sources: AFP, Reuters, The World. More photos of the Obama look-alike on: FoxNews.com