Beijing’s answer to Barack! Chinese actor bears an uncanny resemblance to President Obama
A Chinese actor hopes his career as a Barack Obama impersonator will not be finished now that the president is about to leave the Oval Office.
Xiao Jiguo, 30, who bears a striking resemblance to the US leader, has spent years perfecting the outgoing President’s gestures – even having plastic surgery to look more like the commander in chief.
However, Xiao’s future earning potential might be at risk now that Obama will be replaced next month by Donald Trump.
Xiao, who is from the Sichuan province in central China first came to public prominence after appearing on the TV talent contest ‘Chinese Dream Show’ in 2012.
To perfect his act, he has studied hundreds of video clips to perfect the president’s mannerisms.
Before achieving fame, he worked as a waiter.
Now, he has filmed a comedy series called ‘Obama Goes on Dates’.
a_red_head, denver – nyc, United States, 6 minutes ago
Not quite – his eyes aren’t evil
mermaid, nelson, New Zealand, 1 hour ago
Poor sod.What a terrible burden to carry through his life.He will definitely need a bodyguard full time.
MarkCore, San Francisco, United States, 1 hour ago
Made in China
saltire, South of the border, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Poor old Xaio….looks nothing like Obama…demand your money back from the plastic surgeon.
Mary, UK, 3 hours ago
There’s an Indonesian guy who looks a lot more convincing.