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Meet Eric Finch. He’s a 50-year-old father of five from Fontana, California and he makes a living impersonating one of the world’s most famous figures: Snoop Dogg.
According to Eurweb, Finch went from Navy Veteran to professional Snoop Dogg look alike. According to him, he receives up to 150 fan messages and one day, raked in $2,000 for a 15-minute booking.
It all began when he was mistaken for the Long Beach rapper on numerous occasions. Now, he’s always mobbed by fans when he’s out. Apparently, they’re convinced it’s him by how much he looks like the d-o-double-gizzle and it’s earning him some major dollars.
Beginning two years ago, Finch has been booked for photoshoots, parties and corporate events. He’s even been summoned for television.
“It’s natural for me now, if I see someone on the street screaming ‘Snoop’, I shout back ‘What’s Cracking baby’ and other things, then I’ll go back to acting like a fool with my wife and kids,” he told the website. “I’ve had people ask, ‘Hey man, can you blaze on with me?’ a few times, I always tell them not right now and leave it.”
When asked whether the spotlight is too much, Finch says he’s just warming up to it.
“I never imagined my life would be like this, I get a chance to know what celebrity life is like,” he said. “People are often crying, jumping, screaming, pushing others to get out the way and get in there, it’s just amazing to see.”
What’s even more funny is that last month, Eric Finch went viral for helping a stranger with car troubles on a California highway and paparazzi, subsequently the Internet, thought it was him.
“There was a story where ‘Snoop Dogg’ rescued a motorist on the side of the California highway, that was me. I took a picture with the person and just thought of it as an act of kindness next thing I knew everyone was seeing my picture online,” he explained. “Later I was contacted to verify it was me and not the real Snoop, but by that time it had gone viral, people literally cannot tell us apart.”
Sometimes having a famous doppelganger can really pay off. See some more photos of Eric Finch, the official Snoop Dogg look alike below.
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