The 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea featured plenty of flag-bearing, fabulous outfits, and…political impersonators?
Donald Trump and and Kim Jong-un have met for the first time at the Winter Olympics in South Korea – but it’s not all that it may seem. OK, full disclosure, it was a pair of hysterically accurate impersonators who had heads turning everywhere they went, with the Trump lookalike clad in a red “USA” cap and the Kim clone with the tyrannical leader’s trademark look.
Two men impersonating the US president and North Korean dictator took spectators by surprise – managing to fool some – at Friday’s opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
The Trump impersonator – wearing a suit, the president’s trademark long red tie and a red “USA” hat – and the Kim doppelganger – wearing glasses and a long black coat – put their arms around each other and waved at the crowd as athletes paraded into the Olympic stadium.
“Kim” was revealed to be a Hong Kong–based professional impersonator named Howard, while Trump was played by 67-year-old American musician Dennis Alan, The Daily Telegraph reported. The pair have previously appeared together in Hong Kong with a President Obama look-alike.
According to reports, their presence created a major stir, with fans and media members standing to take a look and snapping photographs of “Trump” and “Kim.”
But their appearance was short-lived, as both were kicked out of the stadium after posing for selfies and causing a stir.
Before the ceremony started, the Trump and Kim lookalikes were stood outside the stadium, where they were said to have received a warm welcome by passers-by who were stunned at first.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the controversial North Korean leader, shook hands with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in during the opening ceremony, while the countries’ athletes entered the stadium together, under a united flag. In the same observation box: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, representing Trump.
Look who turned up to the Opening Ceremony of Pyeongchang Olympics! (Spoiler alert – they’re lookalikes) pic.twitter.com/GGVaBqk81F
— Paula Hancocks (@PHancocksCNN) February 9, 2018