The New York Times
Two Michael Jackson Impersonators Look Identical. The Resemblance Ends There.
Mr. Garcia and Mr. Blanco have been obsessed with Mr. Jackson since childhood.
When Mr. Garcia was 3, the pop star’s 1991 album “Dangerous” became his alarm clock, waking him each morning as the song boomed from his uncle’s house next door.For his 5th birthday, his uncle gave him a fedora, and later a VHS recording of Mr. Jackson in concert. He memorized nearly every move, and his parents cheered him on. Mr. Blanco discovered his idol later in his childhood, at 11, on YouTube.
“Like all fans, the first time we see him, we fell in love,” Mr. Blanco said. “And if that didn’t happen to you, it probably won’t happen later.”
By 15, he was taking dance classes and getting surgery.