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Obama Look A Like From Indonesia

Updated on February 14, 2009

 It is quite evident that Obama’s popularity has really spread around the world.

Everything from streets, hotels, and even new-borns are being named after the newly elected President of the United States.


But for one photographer in Indonesia, Ilham Anas, he has been thrown into almost instant fame, mainly because of his face.

Anas who is 34, and from some angles bears a striking resemblance to the new US President, shot to fame in Jakarta after Obama, 47, won the election in November

Ilham is now also earning income as an Obama double

Ilham is using this quality to act in a new commercial. Although the commercial is in Tagalogue (a language spoken by Filipinos), the Indonesians claim that Ilham is an Indonesian. Funnily, the Filipinos now say that he is a flip.

Ilham says that the whole thing started as a practical joke with his friends, who, when Obama won, made him wear a suit, a tie and took pictures of me posing as Obama

With his toothy smile, oversized ears and cropped black hair, Indonesian Ilham Anas, was a striking look-alike of US President, Barrack Obama

As predicted, the pictures spread very quickly on the Internet and Ilham became quite a figure. In short, it was nothing short of phenomenal.

It was then the TV stations and an advertising agency got in touch with him to do a television commercial for heartburn medication in the Philippines. Little did he realize that he would be an instant star in the commercial and considers himself very fortunate.

Ilham says he is now often mistaken for Obama and people ask to take pictures with him.

Anas, unfortunately couldn't make it for the US President, Barrack Obama's inauguration ceremony


The Obama Look A Like, Ilham Anas
The Obama Look A Like, Ilham Anas
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Obama And Ilham Anas
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Ilham Anas
Ilham Anas
Ilham Anas
Ilham Anas
Ilham Anas


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      dean 6 years ago

      wonder if they are related?!

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      frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Remarkably unique! Enjoyed your hub. Thought the video commercial was interestingly presented too.

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      Sandra Mireles 8 years ago from Texas

      Amazing! They could be brothers!

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      THRUTH 8 years ago


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      Mp3mer 9 years ago

      One more Barack Obama's look-alike: