Life as a Lionel Messi look-alike can be grand. Reza
Parastesh of Tehran is often mobbed by photo seekers and fans,
Ruptly reports in the segment above.
But there is a downside, too. AFP noted that the Iranian
student was almost jailed last week because his presence created a mob scene in Hamedan.
Police escorted him to a station and impounded his car to get
traffic flowing again.
It was Parastesh’s dad who, months ago, encouraged his son to
dress in the soccer great’s FC Barcelona and Argentina national
team jerseys and copy his hairstyle and beard to emphasize
their resemblance in public. Now Parastesh regularly books
media interviews and does modeling gigs as well, AFP reported.