Descubre los usos y características de los imitadores de celebridades

Marilyn Monroe es un tema común para los imitadores de celebridades.

Celebrity impersonators are people who dress and behave like celebrities, living or dead, in a variety of settings. Typically, an impersonator already has at least a passing resemblance to a celebrity, and uses this as a building block for impersonation, completing the image by mimicking the dress, speech patterns, language, and behavior of the celebrity he or she resembles. Celebrity impersonation can be a career for a talented impersonator, or it can be a hobby which someone enjoys engaging in. As a general rule, ethical impersonators make it clear that they are impersonators, not the actual celebrity, and that they are offering a tribute with their impersonation.

People who are considered celebrities tend to be in high demand for public appearances. Meeting this demand is not always possible, for a variety of reasons, and celebrity impersonators may step in to fill the need. A celebrity impersonator might do something like dressing up as a famous author for a book launch party at which the author cannot be present, or dressing as a well known actor for a movie release.

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There are times when controversy may arise over celebrity impersonation. Some celebrities do not like to be impersonated, and sometimes argue that celebrity impersonators can damage their image. For example, if a celebrity impersonator appears at an event for a cause which the celebrity does not support, people may erroneously think that the celebrity supports that cause, and this could be damaging to reputation. The use of celebrity impersonators to solicit funds or advance causes is sometimes frowned upon due to concerns that it may confuse the general public.

On the other hand, celebrities may support the use of look-alikes to do things like visiting hospitals to cheer up sick patients, because they may not have time to do this personally, but may like the idea of a proxy who can be involved in such activities. Some celebrities also may get a kick out of celebrity impersonators who perform, such as sound-alike impersonators who cover songs by musicians whom they resemble.

Una de las celebridades más imitadas es Elvis . Las estimaciones sobre el número de imitadores de Elvis en todo el mundo varían considerablemente, pero ciertamente son numerosas. Los imitadores de Elvis actúan en clubes, ofician bodas, aparecen en desfiles y se presentan en una variedad de lugares. La popularidad de los imitadores de Elvis destaca otra razón para la suplantación de celebridades: a veces, una celebridad está muerta, pero el público aún no está dispuesto a dejarlo ir.

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