In many of our lives, we wish for something more. Many of us have dreams of fame and stardom when we are young. Unfortunately, for many of us, between those unfulfilled. Perhaps we do not have the amount of talent that is needed for stardom, or perhaps we like to drive that other more famous people have. But, among those that are some people who strive for the brass ring of fame and receive it, sometimes in the most peculiar ways.
Michael Jackson impersonator Sergio Cortés began with a burning desire for fame. He wanted to be like his hero, singer Michael Jackson, the lead singer of the Jackson Five. When he was young, Sergio was literally obsessed with the young rising star. He had dozens of videotapes of his favorite performer, and he would watch Michael Jackson performances over and over again. He studied his different moves and gestures, until he knew every one of them by heart.
When Jackson began to perform outside of the act with his brothers, Sergio followed his career. He watched as the Jackson Five and grew up and became The Jacksons. Then, came the transformation of Michael Jackson into a full-fledged pop icon. Along the way, Sergio was watching Jackson’s performances, and learning all of his signature moves. He only performed his impersonations for his close family and friends. He did not think that the imitation that he was doing would lead him to stardom later on.
Life changed in an instant one day. He was in his hometown walking down the street just as Michael Jackson. He caught the eye of a local photographer who is looking for something to put in his newspaper. Stunned by Sergio’s incredible resemblance to Jackson, he stopped him in the street and asked him a few questions. The photographer, still reeling from the incredible similarities, asked Sergio if he could take a photo of him to be published in his newspaper. Sergio said yes, and soon the picture printed in the paper.
What happened after that can only be called incredible. Suddenly, dozens of talent agencies and entertainment venues wanted to speak to Sergio to ask about his incredible impersonation. Sergio then realized that he was onto something, and began to field the different offers that the talent agencies and entertainment venues sent in. After some deliberation, Sergio decided to become a Michael Jackson impersonator full-time.
Now Sergio performs for thousands of fans all around the world. He has a large Facebook following, with hundreds of adoring fans. He often takes photos of himself dressed as the King of Pop for the amusement and delight of his fans. He performs in different shows and concerts all over the world, impersonating his idol, Jackson.
Sergio Cortés became famous, but not in the way that he expected. Now because of his incredible dedication to his impersonations, he can bring joy to his fans all around the world, and give those who have never seen Michael Jackson perform a glimpse into the performance precision of one of the greatest acts in the world.