Sure You Saw Somebody Famous? 15 Celebrity Impersonators Trying To Pass

October 21, 2014  |  
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Are you sure you saw your favorite star? Or were you tricked by one of these passing celebrity impersonators?

R. Kelly

R. Kelly fans in Louisiana were ma-ad when they paid $150 to see R. Kelly and his impersonator R. Jelly showed up and started singing “Thump and Grind.”

Vince Young

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Vince Young

Should you ask for ID before you let a celebrity buy you a drink? Sports fans know that the man on the left is Vince Young. But the man on the right was recently arrested for impersonating the NFL player to sleep with local women.

And if that weren’t creepy enough, he’s also a registered sex offender…



Think you spotted Obama in The Bronx? It could have been Louis Ortiz, the Obama impersonator who’s from the BX but has impersonated Obama in rap videos, around town in New York City and even at Inauguration 2013.

Michael Jackson

No, Michael Jackson didn’t miraculously come back to life. But even die hard MJ fans did a double take when Ukranian photographer Elena Romanenkova debuted her striking resemblance to Michael Jackson on her Instagram page.

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Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole look-alike Mari Lynn got the singer in trouble when her sloppy toppy pictures leaked on the internet and everyone thought they were Keyshia’s.

But the accidental impersonator piped up on Twitter to take the blame saying, that she was “young and dumb” when she took the pics that her boyfriend leaked and that she never meant to damage Keyshia’s reputation.

Kim Kardashian

Thought you spotted Kim Kardashian while on vacation? It could have been this woman.

At first glance, she looks like Kim Kardashian, but it’s actually British woman Claire Leeson who famously spent over $30,000 to look like her favorite reality star. Do you think she pulled it off?

Lil Wayne

Jimmy Kimmel put a dreadlock wig and a baseball cap on an audience member when Lil’ Wayne dropped out of the show last minute. The interview with “Lil’ Wayne” is hilarious, but we don’t think anyone’s going to mistake audience member Carl for the world-famous rapper any time soon.


Does Beyonce have two Instagram accounts? If you haven’t tuned in to everyone’s favorite Beyonce impersonator on Instagram, it’s time to join Words With Beyonce and start cracking up at these spot-on impressions.

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Prince William

Were you fooled by this man in a Prince William mask? Neither were the police. They arrested this simpleton on sight when they caught him trying to sneak in to visit his “son” King Edward VII.

Hulk Hogan

Would you be confused by this Hulk Hogan spotted in Compton?

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Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton impersonator Trina Johnson-Finn took the fakery to a new level when she tried to pass as the real Toni Braxton and throw a concet in Suriname.

She got through about half a song before the 1,500 people in the audience caught on to the scam and rioted.

John Legend

This adorable John Legend impersonator has been making the social media rounds ever since his proud aunt posted his picture on Twitter saying “My nephew looks like John Legend lol.”

This little man’s name is actually Caden and because he’s just 4 months old it could be a while before he starts winning any Grammys.

Stevie J and Joseline

Robert Townsend’s daughter Skye is proof that the comedic apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Get ready to roll on the floor laughing at her spot-on impersonation of Steebie J and Joseline.

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Chris Houston

Think you partied with Chris Houston? Maybe not. It could have been Sandro Duval who was recently arrested in South Beach for running up a $2600 tab that he couldn’t play while impersonating the NFL player.

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We’ll leave you with Josh Harraway, one of Hollywood’s most famous Tupac impersonators. Do you see the resemblance?

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