Obama Look-Alike Famous in Indonesia

Posted on January 17, 2009

Obama’s popularity has really spread around the world. Everything from streets, hotels, and even people are being named after the newly elected President of the United States.

For one photographer in Indonesia, it is not the name Obama that has thrown him into almost instant fame, but rather his face.

Ilham Anas bares a striking resemblance to the president-elect Barack Obama in this recent commercial.

Obama Look Alike Famous in Indonesia picture

The whole thing initially started as a job for Ilham.

“When Obama won, my colleagues played a practical joke on me — they made me wear a suit, a tie, and took pictures of me posing as Obama,” said Ilham.

Obama Look Alike Famous in Indonesia picture

“The pictures spread very quickly on the Internet. It was phenomenal. Then TV stations and an advertising agency got in touch with me.”

Ilham says he is often mistaken for Obama and people ask to take pictures with him.

“I never thought I would be a star in a commercial, then this happened. It’s very fortunate,” Ilham said.

More pictures here.

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Obama Look Alike Famous in Indonesia picture
Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.
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85 comments
leejaedi
leejaedi

that is not form indonesia.. maybe the guy is but the ad is filipino made..

Tarey76
Tarey76

Maybe an anorexian Obama...actually he is really scary to look at...

victor
victor

lol. people we all know what is it like to look like Obama. this guy must be proud, we know that he can fuck Obama's wife. If I was him I would take that chance

nani
nani

All that pictures are indonesian actors - definitely

bob
bob

get your facts straigh people... the obama look alike is indonesian.. but the commercial is filipino... and the person you see playing a lady.. is.. well, not a lady...

two-faced joel
two-faced joel

of course!!!!!!!! President Barack Obama is the most powerful man in the universe!!!!!

Drew McFarthington
Drew McFarthington

The resemblance is uncanny! Hope you have much luck with your new 'fame' and what comes for it will certainly be great. Congratulations!

Ryan
Ryan

Why the fuck did the women glide across the floor

Ali
Ali

Scorpion Hey American, run DNA test for your president before you carch the wood since the second huspand of his mother was Asian.

QueenBee
QueenBee

wow if i saw him i would get my picture taken with him and then show it to all my friends like "i met Obama in Indonesia!" lol not rly tho

john
john

Now, just pray that osama is not fooled by ur disguise! Obama Lookalike = Obama - Security!!

jasmine
jasmine

haha I was stunned for a moment ;D

Jonn
Jonn

Now our look a likes are getting outsourced to India.

annie
annie

Its really cool,loved it !

GuNaWaN
GuNaWaN

Ilham Anas Are In Indonesian Television Commercial Too In The Tango Indonesian Wafer Company Advertising 2 Version Tango 1 VERSION a kID Say Obama Hia Mother Glad Him And He Go To Obama And Second TV ADVERT Tango A PatiEnT Enter A Drug Shop He Want A Stomachace Drug And He Say Obat Maag (Stomachace Drug)And The Shopkeeper Say Obama? And Obama Come And say can i help you? and Telkomsel Advert A Band OF Men Playing Golf He Call Obama By Murahansell(cheapsell) and oNE cALLED uSE Telkomsel

ToN1
ToN1

Since when he is a Filipino?, For 2 year I've been work with Ilham in potograph dept. At local magazine office in Jakarta..

Maki
Maki

yeah.. that's ate glow.. and her (his) bubbly personality, the obama look-alike is indonesian...... i thought he's a philippino not until now... ^___^

rommel
rommel

the woman is a famous impersonator for gloria arroyo, the phil president. his (or her screen name) is ate glow. this is a famous ad here in the philippines. i thought Ilham was a filipino until the net confirmed that he is indeed an indonesian.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Which should prompt the question, is race relevant anymore? If two individuals from so called different "races" can look alike, doesn't that invalidate the concept of race, since each "race" supposedly has a very distinct and marked look?

Rose
Rose

Know ye all, Obama is a Kenyan!

Rose
Rose

Everyone and I mean everyone has seven look alikes in the world. So it is not surprising that Obama has a look alike, albeit a frail one. One down six to go! But Obama has a p[resence that cannot be matched. And he is more handsome, ha ha ha!

Ferrari Guy
Ferrari Guy

that is awesome. he really does look very similar

Onyx YAYAYA
Onyx YAYAYA

I think hes ok, or maybe a little greased up about the issue, who knows, lets ask

Onyx YAYAYA
Onyx YAYAYA

I heard he was Half Spanish and 1/3 German, true story

Onyx YAYAYA
Onyx YAYAYA

OMG the woman looked exact like Obama, WTF!!

paul
paul

hes kenyan and american also i heard.

J
J

He favors Obama, but he will never be him. I wonder how Obama feels about this? Have you noticed the news reporters saying Mr. Obama instead of President Obama? I have quite a few times and I can't ever recall when they called George Bush Jr., Mr. Bush.

ChaCha
ChaCha

So now we know there are 2 ugly mugs in this world. Big Whoop.

James
James

So I heard Obama's mother lived in Indonesia, what if? He is not Kenyen? and really Indonesian, she just did want to tell him?

atif zain
atif zain

You have one obama we have hundreds of, You can find all of them at Karachi's area Lyari.

Maureen
Maureen

How is he indonesia...? unless he's from there and he's shooting some kind of commercial in the Philippines... I'm filipino..so i understood that..

Kane
Kane

maybe he should get intouch with Obama’s Parent to know if you are not His Twin brother….lol am really sure that he’s from Indonesia and will never be Obama twin brother and shouldn’t try to be...

Ligaya and Itawag Ninyo sa Akin
Ligaya and Itawag Ninyo sa Akin

That "woman" is not really a girl but a gay who is impersonating the Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The commercial is in fact a mocking of the two presidents of USA and Philippines.

kaye
kaye

The advert is from the Philippines. It shows "Philippine president Gloria Arroyo" hosting a dinner with "Barack Obama" who in turn experiences dyspepsia from overeating.

gibibi
gibibi

yes thats right being a look a like to famous person would draw alot of attention.

Reverend Zapanaz
Reverend Zapanaz

Uhm ... the above was supposed to be a reply to the top comment, Comment by Karen 2009-01-17 23:06:27 Hahaha. They’re two completely different races yet look really alike. Cool. It’d kind of suck to be a lookalike, IMO…. Reply to this comment Comment by user1 2009-01-18 00:27:53 Come on. Think of all the free sex from dumb women who really think he’s Obama. I clicked "reply to this comment" but it didn't show up nested. We at the BBC apologize for any confusion to which this may have led. We now return you to our regularly scheduled jello-wrestling tournament with special guest, Oprah Winfrey.

Reverend Zapanaz
Reverend Zapanaz

I think it was Arthur C Clarke who said that, given enough time, all races will eventually merge and look more or less like South Pacific races. Which, personally, I think is a nice thought. The womens are hot.

gordon
gordon

yes thats right being a look a like to famous person would draw alot of attention

Mina
Mina

What the hell do that suppose to mean, if he looks like him then so be it. It is not a free meal ticket because he still have to work for it. You all should what ever issue that you have with Obama being the President just put aside and let it be because Obama is here and he is here to stay.

Kunderemp
Kunderemp

I am an Indonesian and I don't have mixed blood (at least both of my grandfather's father were Indonesian) and in Australia, people thought me as a fiji or hawaians. While in Florida to Alabama, people thought me as Hispanic. While I met a Nepalese, they though I am a Nepalese.

Kunderemp
Kunderemp

He is an Indonesian. A photographer from my city, Bandung. Due to his popularity, Philipine company ask him to be a star.

YankeeDoodleDee
YankeeDoodleDee

He's Indonesian you idiot. The flip lady is the only one talking and she is talking in flip-English...until 'Obama' gets a heartburn (or diarrhea?) from her food, then she started flipping out in 'flip' (Tagalog). The guy's an Indonesian photographer, but then the Filipinos wants to claim all things Asian.

James
James

He is indonesian because they are showing him on BBC, no I trust BBC over your dumb pilipi ass!

Brock MacLean
Brock MacLean

The Canadian comedian, Russell Peters is of Indo-Canadian decent and he makes a joke about in about 300 years we will all be a certain shade of beige! So we may as well start going for it now....hilarious comic....I agree darker skin is nice and smooth compared with light skin with freckles...I got hairy legs and freckles and there is nothing sweeter than Asian skin.