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KABUL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s lookalike has been found in Afghanistan.
Trudeau’s fans are surprised after several picture of look-alike of their leader Afghan national have gone viral on the internet.
Abdul Salam Maftoon is a musician and a contestant on Afghan Star, a show that boasts itself as the No. 1 “musical talent program in Afghanistan.” The show appears to be similar to popular U.S. show The Voice, where contestants vie for a singing title.
Salam Maftoon has survived several elimination rounds in the show’s 14th season, but the man may soon be better-known for his resemblance to the Canadian prime minister after being dubbed “Salam Trudeau” and “Afghan Trudeau.”
Salam Maftoon is a local traditional singer from northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan and is the student of folkloric signer Mir Maftoon of Badakhshan, Afghan media reported.
— Aziz Faayez عزیزفایز (@AzizFayeez) January 7, 2019
Afghan Trudeau looks exactly like the Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau if his traditional hat is removed and dressed in formal suit.
Some social media users have commented regarding the resemblance of the two individuals with surprise, stating that ‘They are not sure whether Justin Trudeau is from Afghanistan or Salam Maftoon is from Canada’ while others have said that Afghanistan is home to several look-alikes of famous individuals.
This guy looks exactly like Trudeau. If rattles my brain https://t.co/Lp70xor3vR
— Leo Sieczka (@LeoSieczka) January 8, 2019
Salam Maftoon Afghan singer looks a lot like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fans and followers are surprised at the resemblance. pic.twitter.com/nLSQCulccU
— Khalil Hakimi (@KhHakimi1) January 7, 2019
It’s unclear if Salam Maftoon sports colourful socks and enjoys going for shirtless jogs that lead to photobombing beach weddings. As of Tuesday, “Afghan Trudeau” had survived another round of eliminations on Afghan Star.