Justin Trudeau has a doppelganger, and he’s a wedding singer.
Abdul Salam Maftoon, who is a contestant on Afghanistan’s version of American Idol, has received plenty of attention recently thanks to his similar appearance to the Canadian prime minister.
The 29-year-old singer from the northeastern province of Badakhshan, said he wasn’t aware of Trudeau until he saw pictures on social media.
“People have forgotten my name and now they just call me ‘Justin Trudeau’,” Maftoon told AFP, noting that the resemblance would help him win the televised singing competition, Afghan Star.
When it comes to his singing talents, Maftoon has been wooing the audience with his renditions of romantic folk songs, which are sung in both Dari and Pashto.
Maftoon is one of eight contestants that will vie for the chance to win Afghan Star, with the final set to be held in March.
As for the lookalike factor, it’s pretty close, but we’ll let you be the judge.