South Korean sensation Psy, of “Gangnam Style” fame, rocked it out at the Cannes Film Festival this week, as he “partied with stars, scooped up swag, danced on a French TV show and even signed a deal to be honored at a gala in Monaco,” as The New York Post explained. Not bad, considering Psy was in Singapore at the time.
“Seems like there’s another ME at cannes … say Hi to him,” tweeted the real Psy.
Being psyched out by the doppelganger, who is really ordinary citizen Denis Carre, 34, from rural France, Naomie Harris, who had her picture taken with him tweeted, “It looks as if we’ve been fooled, that wasn’t he real [PSY]! Could anyone else tell from the picture? Or am I just going crazy!? Haha!”
Carre learned of his unique power to impersonate Korean pop stars when he was mobbed by Psy fans at a club in Dublin. His family suggested he take advantage of his look-alike status.
“I know that my success is due to that of someone else,” he said. “All of this amuses me.”
He has even accepted money to pose in photographs, but now that he has been exposed as a mere look-alike, perhaps his days of nefarious duplicity are over.