Ladies and Gentleman, I Present To You, Chinese Obama
DM- From the haircut to the hand gestures and even the ears, this President Obama lookalike has definitely got his act down to a tee. While China and America have not always enjoyed the easiest of relationships, that has not stopped Xiao Jiguo, 29, capitalising on his resemblance to the US president. The up-and-coming actor charmed audiences with his Obama impressions during a promotional tour in Shanxi province, northern China, on Tuesday. Xiao, who is originally from Sichuan province in central China, first gained fame after appearing on the TV talent contest ‘Chinese Dream Show’ in 2012, reported the People’s Daily Online. He soon landed small roles in television dramas and films following his success on the programme. The ambitious actor only realised he had a doppelganger after posting a video clip online, which attracted numerous comments about how much he looked like the US president. Remarkably, Xiao says that his birthday is August 5 – the day after President Obama’s birthday. According to Xiao, he has studied hundreds of video clips of Obama and studied English so that he would be able to recite his inauguration speech. He even had minor plastic surgery earlier this year in order to look more like the president. Xiao launched an online comedy series called ‘Aobama Goes on Dates’ in May, in which he showed off his amazing ability to mimic the president’s facial expressions (aobama is the Mandarin pronunciation for Obama). Before gaining fame as a lookalike, he worked as a waiter in Guangdong province, southern China, but had always wanted to be an actor and singer. He says his dream is to land a lead role in a television show and to be able to record his own songs.
If played correctly,Xiao Jiguo can have a pretty sweet gig right here. I mean part of me thinks its kinda crazy that you would bother to get any form of surgery to look like someone but the difference is no matter what cosmetic surgery is done to be im still gonna look just like a pudgy Chinese kid. This guy looks like a young Barack Obama. Legit had to do a double take. Its like the classic hollywood story holds true in Asia too. Work in Hollywood, maybe in this case Gaungdong Province, soon enough someone noticed you have something special. Brush up a bit on acting, mimicking youtube clips and all of a sudden your doing tours around the country shaking hands and kissing babies as if you actually were POTUS doing that classic Obama wave. I respect the hustle. Hope his CD turns out to be fire too, because every asian celebrity ever needs to some out with a hot Asian pop cd.
Sidenote- This might or might come off as ignorant and a little racist but it seems liek with the right hair cut, you can kinda fake being black. At least come off as a halfie. Earlier this week we had Shaun King who was a major activist for the Black Lives Matter movement being outted as actually white. Earlier in the summer it was Racheal Dolezal. The common denominator being hair i think in one way or another. Racheal had her dreaded hair all bum up like a traditional african haircut (i think) and then Shaun King had his hair all squared up with a little mustache looking like a light skinned T.I. Well Xiao jiguo again kinda has a taped up hair line, and has strong sturdier eyebrows. I dont know what Eye brows have to do at all with this but Xiao Jiguo looks like The President whos black or atleast half black and all the bread crumbs lead back to a little tan and their hair style. Just a thought. Peace.