A contestant of a popular Afghan TV show called 'Afghan Star' is being internationally recognized, not for his music, but for his uncanny resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Salam Maftoon's pictures started circulating the internet recently as his fans and followers began pointing out the similarities between him and Trudeau.
TL;DR Thanks to the power of the internet one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's look-alike surfaced, Salam Maftoon is a popular contestant on an Afghan talent show called 'Afghan Star.'
The resemblance is so apparent that people have began to call him "Afghan Trudeau." See for yourself!
I'm not going to lie, I can definitely see it.
The dark thick head of perfectly wavy hair, bushy dark eyebrows, the strong angled jaw and schnoz; if Salam Maftoon took off his traditional Afghan dress and swapped it for a suit and tie, he could easily work as Trudeau's stand-in.
The resemblance to Canadian PM seems to be beneficial to the rising popularity of Afghan Star. You can check out some of the many Youtube videos of him performing on Afghan Star and see for yourself.