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Obama Impersonator Draws Attention at Inauguration

Louis Ortiz has worked as a professional impersonator for the past four years

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013  |  Updated 4:45 PM EDT
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A man who makes a lot of money as a President Barack Obama impersonator was in D.C. Monday for the real Commander in Chief's inauguration.

Tracee Wilkins

A man who makes a lot of money as a President Barack Obama impersonator was in D.C. Monday for the real Commander in Chief's inauguration.

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A familiar-looking man was turning heads at the inauguration, posing for pictures and signing autographs.

But he has a confession to make: His name isn't exactly Barack Obama. It's Louis Ortiz.

Ortiz has worked as a professional impersonator for the past four years. From the moment Obama hit the national spotlight, Ortiz says he knew he had a new full-time job.

While he's excited about four more years of Obama, he's also excited about what this means for him.

"The man is getting re-inaugurated. It's a beautiful day for me, for America, and for him," Ortiz said.

The same goes for his (and Obama's) fans: "'We love you,' [they say], and I just say, 'I just you back!'"

 

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