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Business Booms For Michael Jackson Look-Alike

<B>Michael Jackson</B> impersonator <B>Carlo Riley,</B> shown here, has been booking jobs left and right since Jackson's untimely passing last June. Up
next: Gigs in Tokyo and Lebanon.

Michael Jackson impersonator Carlo Riley, shown here, has been booking jobs left and right since Jackson's untimely passing last June. Up next: Gigs in Tokyo and Lebanon.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:27 GMT

DENVER (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s been a busy, “thrilling” year for a man who’s a dead-ringer for Michael Jackson.

Carlo Riley is a professional Michael Jackson impersonator who’s been actively filling the King Of Pop’s shoes ever since his death last June.

In the past year, business has boomed for the look-alike, who’s been hired to perform concerts around the world, film a movie in Japan, and appear on magazine covers.

But his glam gig comes with plenty of pressure.

With the real MJ gone, Riley feels more responsibility than ever to look, act, sing, and dance exactly like Jacko.

Thus, he spends thousands of dollars on authentic, Michael- inspired outfits, accessories, and rhinestones, and takes an hour to completely transform himself into Jackson each time.

His spot-on impersonation strikes a chord with devoted fans, who often cry at his feet and beg for him to touch them as if he were the real Michael Jackson.

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