Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is generally quite popular around the world.
If you were searching for Trudeau’s doppelgänger, you probably wouldn’t head to war-torn Afghanistan, but that’s exactly where wedding singer Abdul Salam Maftoon hails from.
Maftoon, who grew up in a village in the remote and impoverished northeastern province of Badakhshan, bears a striking resemblance to the Canadian PM.
Over to the Guardian:
[Maftoon] had never even heard of his more famous doppelganger until a judge on the popular television music contest Afghan Star pointed out the uncanny likeness.
Slightly built with a long face and dark brown hair and eyes, Maftoon, 29, hopes the flattering comparison to the politician widely rated as one of the sexiest leaders in the world will bring him more votes on Afghanistan’s version of American Idol.
“People have forgotten my name and now they just call me ‘Justin Trudeau’,” Maftoon told AFP. “I didn’t know anything about Justin Trudeau until I saw the photos on social media.
“The resemblance has boosted my chances of winning the competition by 50%.”
Maftoon is now down to the final eight contestants, so let’s see him in action on Afghan Star:
Some Twitter users shared other photos where the two men looked alike:
I wonder if Canadians are allowed to vote in Afghan Star?
Good luck, Abdul Salam.
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