Photographer Ilham Anas' new career as Barack Obama celebrity lookalike and impersonator.
Ilham Anas, born in Bandung, West Java, in 1974, but living in Bekasi, a professional photographer, has taken up a new career as an impersonator and star of television commercials (in the Philippines) due to his odd resemblance to Barack Obama. He has signed a one year contract with a Philippino advertising agency, here is his first effort:
Anas tells of how he was discovered:
I was in the airport in Malaysia in transit and a man approached me and asked: "Are you Obama?" I was very surprised when he asked to take a picture together and bought me a meal.
Meanwhile here is the real Obama, speaking a few words of Indonesian to Charles Silver, a former staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta: