He might look like Barack Obama, but this is in fact Jose Oliveira, a 43-year-old father of five from Cape Verde, off the northwest coast of Africa.
Jose says he gets stopped numerous times a day by people commenting on the resemblance.
“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,” he said.
“Some people even ask me if I am his brother.
However, he says he’s not bothered by the number of people who stop him because of his famous doppelganger.
“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.
“President Obama is a good man, so I like it when people compare me to him. It is also good for business.
“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.
“I have never thought about working as an Obama lookalike before, but maybe I would if given the opportunity. 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.”
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