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On the Trail: BODY DOUBLE

He's got the look, if not the height

August 27, 2008|Kate Kraft and Kate Kraft

A Barack Obama look-alike making the rounds at the Democratic National Convention briefly fooled press and spectators alike.

Gerardo Puisseaux lives in Miami and works for the online Spanish-language news channel America TeVe. He was a construction worker until he was recruited for a reality show. His routine: He shows up, and the cameras capture how people react.

He had a press pass into the Pepsi Center. Despite his height (too short), he resembled Obama enough to create a stir. As reporters congregated around him, delegates asked: "Is that Obama?"

Of his resemblance to Obama, Puisseaux said: "I enjoy it. . . . It's an honor to me."

-- Kate Kraft

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