Everybody loves Michael Jackson. He’s a legend, the King of pop, inventor of the moonwalk, and possibly one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
But it’s just become very clear that it is possible to love MJ a little too much.
Not the look-a-like, of course.
Also, I miss him so much.
Here’s that moonwalk I mentioned earlier.
MJ first introduced this show-stopping dance back in 1983 on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever broadcast, and it became his signature move.
And here’s Leo Blanco, a Michael Jackson impersonator. Leo Blanco is a 22-year-old from Buenos Aires in Argentina.
I had to pick my jaw up off the floor after finding out he is only 22-years-old, and has already invested $30,000 in cosmetic procedures.
He’s had 11 plastic surgeries (so far) in the hopes of looking as identical as possible to the late, great, Michael Jackson.
Four of those surgeries were nose jobs alone.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that having that many plastic surgeries by the age of 22 is a tad absurd.
To each their own, I guess!
But wait, there’s more.
Leo also revealed that he still has to undergo three more surgeries on his nose and chin, to try and replicate MJ’s look even further.
This is what Leo used to look like, before ever going under the knife.
Before his extreme Michael Jackson obsession took hold, he was just your everyday, regular kid.
It’s one thing to be a big Michael Jackson fan, I can respect that. But to actually want to be him is really over the top.
I sense deeper issues here, but hey, that’s just me.
He’s basically unrecognizable now, even to his own mother.
In the Barcroft TV documentary, Leo’s mom expresses genuine concern for his extreme obsession with looking like Michael Jackson, and his cavalier attitude to plastic surgery.
He told his mom that it’s her fault that he has to get all of these surgeries, because she didn’t create him to be more beautiful.
I don’t think she got much of a say in the matter, but ok.
Leo’s mom says that when she sees him now, she thinks “is this Leo? Is this my son?
She worries that one day he might die from surgery, but says that Leo thinks of cosmetic surgery is something as simple as going to the hairdresser.
For the record, plastic surgery is not as simple as going to the hairdresser.
PatientSafe Network details the many dangers of getting plastic surgery.
Here’s Leo before undergoing jaw and chin contouring injections to give him a more masculine and prominent jawline.
At least this was a less expensive, non-invasive cosmetic procedure.
Leo even has his own manager that books events for him.
The disco lights in the back of the limo are a real indicator that this guy is boujie AF.
That’s something I can get on board with.
Michael Jackson fans gather around, cheer, and take photos of Leo doing his Michael Jackson impersonation in the street.
In fact, he seems to have a shockingly decent sized fan demographic for someone that is simply copying Michael Jackson.
He even wears a crown sometimes to validate how close he feels to the King of pop.
Leo described the human body as a blank canvas. “The human body is a container” adding that it can be “modified in an artistic way.”
I’m all for people modifying themselves to feel more confident— getting tattoos and cosmetic surgeries.
But I think that some things are meant to be done in moderation.
And perhaps it isn’t artistic modification if it’s trying to replicate the exact way another person looks.
But if Leo’s happy, we’re happy.
He isn’t t he only extremist when it comes to plastic surgeries out there, there are probably hundreds of thousands.
So, if this is what it takes to feel like himself, or feel closer to his role-model, Michael Jackson, then so be it.
But I’m just going to come out and say it: He doesn’t look that much like Michael Jackson.
I can see what he’s going for, obviously. But he’s spent $30000 to look like MJ, and he only kind of looks like him at this point.
Here’s Leo impersonating Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance.
Didn’t exactly blow my hair back.
I do this level of dancing in my kitchen every night when I’m waiting for my leftovers to heat up in the microwave.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t think he looks that much like MJ and his impersonation of him was pretty lackluster as well.
I would encourage Leo to embrace his organic self more, and Michael Jackson less.
Because evidently, there can only be one MJ.
I give him an A+ for effort though.
His transformation makes for a very interesting piece of conversation, to say the least, and he seems to be making a living off of his act, to a certain extent.
I’m sure Michael Jackson would be very flattered if he were still around, that somebody loves him this much.
He certainly left his mark on the world, especially on Leo.
Here’s the full documentary if you want to see Leo in action.
Even after watching this three times, I still can’t fully wrap my head around it.
Not for nothing though, it’s interesting as hell.
Former UEFA President Michel Platini All Smiles As Is Released From Custody After Arrest Over Corruption In Football | PHOTOS
Former UEFA president, Michel Platini has been released this morning after being questioned as part of a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
The former star midfielder for France and Juventus who was all smiles as he left the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF) in France said he was asked several questions about tournaments, including the 2016 European Championship, the World Cups in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022.
‘It hurts. It hurts for everything I can think of, everything I’ve done. It hurts, it hurts. But after all, they did their job and then we tried to answer all the questions,’ he said.
The investigators also asked about French club Paris Saint-Germain, which was bought by Qatar in 2011.
Investigators are thought to be particularly interested in a lunch that Platini attended in 2010 with then-President Nicolas Sarkozy, the Emir of Qatar and his foreign minister shortly before the 2022 World Cup was awarded.
According to Daily Mail, Platini had a hand in deciding where these tournaments would be played as the president of UEFA and as a vice-president at world soccer governing body FIFA.
Platini had denied any wrongdoing and French authorities did not announce any charges against the former France and Juventus player.
‘It was long, but given the number of questions it could not be different,’ Platini said after his release.
‘I feel totally foreign to any of these matters. This is an old affair, you know it, we explained it. I have always expressed myself with full transparency in all the newspapers. That’s it, it goes on, they investigate, they search.’
William Bourdon, Platini’s lawyer, said his client was innocent of all charges and that he had been questioned on ‘technical grounds.’
I Want To Go Home, Where I Should Never Have Left : Neymar Says He Wants To Return To Barcelona
Brazilian football star, Neymar has told his current club Paris Saint-Germain that he ‘wants to go’ back to Barcelona, where he should ‘never have left’.
Back in 2017, the 27-year-old footballer swapped Barcelona for PSG in a world-record fee of £198million to become the world’s most expensive player. Now his future with the Ligue 1 champions look like is close to coming to an end following a series of issues between himself and the club.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, as report Mundo Deportivo, is said to be exasperated by the ‘problems’ Neymar creates in the dressing room and is not against a potential departure.
The 27-year-old footballer has now made private feelings about wanting a move back to Barcelona, where he admitted he shouldn’t have left.
Neymar is reported to have told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi: ‘I do not want to play more in PSG. I want to go back to my house, where I should never have left.’
Further to Neymar’s desire to return to the Nou Camp this summer, Lionel Messi wants to see the Brazilian come back, according to El Mundo.
Their report details that the Catalan giants could try to ‘transfer their existing agreement for Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann’ directly to PSG, in a bid to secure Neymar.
This comes days after PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi took a swipe at Neymar over his behavior.
Speaking in an interview with France Football, Al-Khelaifi, who took over PSG eight years ago,he said: ‘I want players willing to give everything to defend the honour of the jersey and to join the club project,’ he said in an interview with France Football.
‘Those who do not want, or do not understand, we see each other and we talk to each other.
‘There are of course contracts to be respected, but the priority now is total membership of our project. Nobody forced him to sign here. Nobody pushed him. He came knowingly to join a project.’
Jon Benjamin Sends Nana Aba A Hilarious Birthday Wish
Former British High commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin has sent Jon a hilarious birthday wish to GHone Tv’s News editor, Nana Aba Anamoah. She celebrates her birthday today the 19th of June, 2019. Nana Aba is, however, unwilling to reveal her birthday but it is believed that she is in her mid-thirties.
Many celebrities have sent her birthday wishes but one particular message, Jon Benjamin’s message has caught our attention. The hilarious diplomat took to his twitter to wish Nana Aba a happy birthday, he wrote;
”A very happy birthday to the wondrous @thenanaaba who is 24 today, though Sannie Daara showed me a freshly bought birth certificate proving that her football age is still only 18”
Nana is a TV host and journalist from Ghana. She had previously been working for TV3 before a controversial photo-shopped picture of her claiming to be at a game featuring Manchester United hit the internet. The picture caused so many rumbles online that she decided to quit from TV3 after she was suspended from the network. She later moved to GH One where she works today.
Happy birthday Nana Aba.
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