32-year old Carlos Alberto Perez of Barranquilla, Cartagena is all smiles because he has been chosen as a Barack Obama look-alike in a contest held in Colombia. He beat four other contestants to win the title.
Alberto was forced to join by his employer and colleagues of the garage where he was employed as a car mechanic.
It was a last minute decision and he had to travel the 1000-Km by bus to arrive at the venue in time. He was escorted to the dais by five persons dressed as men of the Secret Service.
The judges had several parameters against which they had to assess each contestant and select the winner. These were the skin colour, eyebrows and the shape of the head. It was the near perfect match of the head that won the day for Alberto.
Of course, this would not entail Alberto to travel in the Airforce One but, anything could happen in future when he might be asked to step in as a stand-in for the real Barack Obama.