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Justin Trudeau doppelganger spotted on Afghan talent show

He’s a Tru talent! Afghan talent show singer becomes a star thanks to his uncanny resemblance to Canada’s Justin Trudeau

  • Singer Abdul Salam Maftoon has been competing in the Afghan Star talent show
  • He has been dubbed ‘Salam Trudeau’ thanks to his resemblance to Canada’s PM
  • The ‘Afghan Trudeau’ is a folk singer from the country’s Badakhshan province

A contestant on an Afghan talent show has become a star thanks to his uncanny resemblance to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Singer Abdul Salam Maftoon has been competing in Afghan Star, which claims to be Afghanistan’s number one ‘music talent programme’.

After surviving a series of elimination rounds, the aspiring musician has been dubbed ‘Salam Trudeau’ and ‘Afghan Trudeau’ thanks to his resemblance to Canada’s  47-year-old premier.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Abdul Salam Maftoon (left), a contestant on an Afghan talent show has become a star thanks to his uncanny resemblance to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right)

Abdul Salam Maftoon

Justin Trudeau

Singer Abdul Salam Maftoon (left) has been competing in Afghan Star, which claims to be Afghanistan’s number one ‘music talent programme’. His looks have been compared to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (right)

Afghanistan’s Khaama Press said Maftoon, who has a full head of black hair and similar facial features to Trudeau, is a folk singer from the country’s Badakhshan province.

Social media users have been quick to point out the similarities he shares with the Canadian politician.

According to Canada’s Global News, one Twitter user wrote: ‘@Afghan_Star TV Show contestant #Salam Maftoon, folk vocalist, became more popular as he looks so much like Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau.’

Justin Trudeau

Abdul Salam Maftoon

After surviving a series of elimination rounds, Maftoon (right) has been dubbed ‘Salam Trudeau’ and ‘Afghan Trudeau’ thanks to his resemblance to Canada’s 47-year-old premier (left)

Another said: ‘This guy looks exactly like Trudeau. [It] rattles my brain.’

Afghan Star is now into its 14th season and Maftoon was said last night to still be in the competition after surviving the latest eliminator round. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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