A woman left the internet in a thrilled frenzy after sharing a picture of a man she claimed was her boyfriend, revealing his uncanny resemblance to late popstar Michael Jackson.
Lourdes Zavaleta, 21, took to Twitter to share an image of the Thriller singer’s doppelganger, and was quickly bombarded with replies from fellow users gleefully quoting Jackson’s lyrics at her in a series of very cheeky – and very entertaining – puns.
‘Y’all my man is so cute, look at the selfie he just sent me,’ Lourdes captioned her original image, which shows the man sitting in his car, wearing a baseball cap, and showing off some incredibly remarkable facial features to Jackson.
Double take: Twitter comedian Lourdes Zavaleta shared this photo of a man she claimed was her boyfriend, leaving Twitter in a frenzy over his uncanny resemblance to Michael Jackson
The real one? It’s clear to see the similarities between Lourdes’ image and the popstar himself -unsurprising as the Twitter user’s image was revealed to be of a Jackson impersonator
King of Pop: Twitter users replied with fun comments that referenced the King of Pop’s greatest hits including Smooth Criminal
Ow! Fans asked the real question to Lourdes in their investigation of the doppelganger
Lourdes, who goes by the Twitter handle Gossip Grill, posted the photo with the caption, ‘Y’all my man is so cute, look at the selfie he just sent me,’ followed by a series of heart-eyed emojis.
And her 22,900 Twitter followers, mesmerized and shocked over the doppelganger’s astounding resemblance to the Black or White singer, dusted off their favorite Jackson lyrics to reply with some witty jabs.
‘Does he rock with you all night?’ one Twitter user asked referencing the 1979 hit.
‘So Billie Jean was pregnant with Michael’s son?!’ another cleverly wrote.
‘He won’t stop til he gets enough,’ another added referencing the Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough single.
‘He wanna be starting something,’ a Michael Jackson fan shared.
Conspiracies! Some users even began to ponder conspiracy theories over Michael’s love life
Can’t stop, won’t stop: His 1979 single Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough was a hit in the replies
Start of something new: The viral photo certainly started an online uproar for pop star likeness
Real deal: One user honestly told Lourdes that she was simply dating the real Michael Jackson
Shocked: Memes and gifs abounded, many of which featured shocked reactions, like this wide-eyed woman
While Twitter was having a hoot cracking jokes with The Jackson Five member’s top hits, only a few people in the comments knew that the man in question wasn’t really Lourdes’ love.
In reality, the young girl had no idea who the man was, it was a photo she found online that she posted as a joke between friends.
‘Unfortunately he’s not actually my man. I found his picture on Twitter,’ Lourdes confessed to Daily Mail Online.
‘The post was just a joke between my friends and me. I posted the picture to be funny and I didn’t think so many people would see it and believe it,’ she added.
The man in the picture was really Sergio Cortes, a Spanish musician who travels the world as a Michael Jackson impersonator and performer where he sings, dances, and of course remakes the most iconic poses of the King of Pop.
The musician is currently on tour in South America for his Live Tribute show to the late star, and hasn’t responded to his image that has swept American online platforms.
Shamone! Another user declared that the doppelganger, and Lourdes, didn’t care for the witty comments, while he made a song reference himeslf
The real questions: A MJ fan was dying to know if the famed Annie of the hit Smooth Criminal, was okay, an inquiry the artist repeated over and over in the song
Seeing double: Literally, Sergio was a spitting mirror image of the late Jackson Five singer
Billy Jean crisis: Fans had fun with Billy Jean references, which in this case pitted Lourdes as the girl who claims Sergio ‘is the one’
Popcorn time: The comments were so amusing one fan posted this to share his entertainment
But Twitter users who didn’t know about the connection were left utterly mystified by the Sergio’s impressive looks and their subsequent roll of punch lines was extensive and potent.
‘B**** you dating Michael Jackson,’ a curt user shared.
‘Sis you dating the king of pop,’ another fan curtly added.
‘All I wanna say is that…they don’t really care about us,’ one Twitter fan wrote.
‘Ask him if he ever found out if Annie was ok,’ a Michael fanatic added, referencing the Smooth Criminal banger.
‘Who’s the man in the mirror,’ poked one user.
‘I guess I’m not his lover, I’m just a girl who claims that he is the one,’ a cheeky woman commented.
Twins: The famed photo is actually the image of Sergio Cortes, a Spanish impersonator
Starstruck: Cortes travels the world on a Tribute Live concert where he plays the pop star
P.Y.T. Cortes not only shares Michael Jackson’s looks, but can sing and dance like the icon
For Lourdes, the sudden online attention was entirely unexpected.
‘It’s really cool that so many people are finding this funny since it was supposed to just be a joke between me and my friends. All of the replies have been so hilarious,’ Lourdes revealed on her tweet that has been reposted multiple times on viral accounts.
‘Also I kind of feel like a troll since some people actually believed that I was dating the guy, but I’ve just been going with it,’ she said on her trick.
But the silver lining of the prank is the clear ever-burning passion for the legendary artists’ music that remains evergreen from generation to generation.
‘It’s nice to know that so many people still care for and love Michael Jackson,’ Lourdes added.