Orlando Sentinel: Impersonators Invade Orlando

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Celebrity impersonators draw stares, autograph requests at Orlando convention. Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators brings out more than 90 look-alikes to Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Thursday night, the impersonators invaded the hotel bar and lobby, a tradition that leads to lots of double takes from hotel guests. Imagine Tiger Woods, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Brett Michaels and Tim McGraw in the same room. It’s like a living Madame Tussauds wax museum.

“You know it’s not the real thing,” Thompson said, “but you’re impressed at how well they come across as the real person.”

The most common question the impersonators heard Thursday: “Can I get a picture with you?”

Jon Busdeker can be reached at jbusdeker@orlandosentinel.com or 407-420-6226