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Real estate agent who has been confused for Justin Timberlake is now being paid to party

Thursday 12/April/2018 - 10:32 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh

An Australian man who has been confused for Justin Timberlake for nearly two decades has become a professional lookalike، daily mail reported.

Thanks to the eerily similar looks، Peter Lillyman، 33، from Sydney، has even been paid to party.

The former real estate agent is so i-N*SYNC with the superstar's looks he has been asked to be in a documentary and was also requested to be a 'boyfriend' for an event.

'I've had hundreds of people say I look like Justin Timberlake throughout my life، I thought if people think I'm him without even trying I should do something about it،' he said.

'I've had a request from a lady who wanted to hire me as her boyfriend and to go with her to a party and confront one of her friends who was cheating with her husband،' he continued.

'With that one، I felt uncomfortable about it so told her an unreasonable amount of money and so she said no.'

Comparisons between their likeness started at 14-years-old after Peter cut his hair short. 

Since then hundreds of people have compared Peter، who now lives in America، to Timberlake.

He has had air stewards ask him questions as if he's the SexyBack star and even directors on filming sets believe he's the real deal. 

'At a bachelor party in Las Vegas، we had VIP access and one of the managers came up to thank me for coming to the club and was really pumped thinking I was Justin Timberlake،' Peter said.

At one point when he was Uber-ing 70 hours a week a party of pilots and stewards for a private jet paid him to stop driving that night and party with them.

'I get some interesting requests، I did an appearance for a Justin Timberlake throwback at a club، I was taking pictures with people and someone wanted to be pictured close to my crotch region،' he explained.

'I've also had a request to film for a Britney Spears documentary that didn't air، meet and greets، I worked with Sketchers، private parties and more.'

'I would love to see how far I could go with this and do it full time traveling around the country or world، making things happen.'

So far he has charged up to $500 for his work through Mirror Images، a lookalikes and talent agency for celebrity doppelgangers.

The first comparisons between Peter and Timberlake was during his early teens after cutting his hair short – with his siblings initially using it to joke around with their brother.

'My neighbour was the first person to catch on، when I was 14 and Justin would have been 18،' Peter said.

'I had buzzed off my hair and my neighbour told me I looked just like Justin Timberlake، she suggested that I should try to double for him.'

Peter believes his likeness to the singing sensation، who performed during this year's Super Bowl، has been present for the whole of his life، with them even sharing similar personalities.
'I have the same type of hair as Justin، it's almost exactly the same، it's curly and thick،' Peter said.

'A lot of people say my facial structure is the same and then the beard helps too.

'I don't take myself too seriously and like to be a jokester، so we match well with our personality and looks.' 

He is looking to extend his act to become more of a performer، but unlike Timberlake، he did not attend the Mickey Mouse Club، so he continues to nurture his performance talents.

'I wouldn't classify myself as a dancer or a singer، last year I started getting choreography lessons، I'm not there yet but have practiced a fair amount،' he said.

'What I really enjoy is interacting with the crowd or people on the street.

'Meeting them، taking photos and videos. I'm slowly but surely ramping up more performances too.'

'Peter came to us as brand-spanking new، he had never done anything like this before and so we had many conversations about what it actually took to become a lookalike،' Dot Findlater، founder of the agency، said.

'His celebrity is musical and Peter had never performed before so that was a big task for him to take on.

'He's taken it on full throttle، which I'm impressed with. We are in the process of putting together a 20-minute show with him singing and performing with dancers.'

Dot explained that when they recently went on a trip to Hollywood Boulevard، people would do a double take، unsure whether they should go up to him or not. 

'Peter has such an amazing look as Justin Timberlake، he also has the antics، the mannerisms، the celebrity talent، he has a sense of rhythm so can dance and he can sing،' Dot said. 

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