Local man takes it all in look-alike contest | DrumhellerMail
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Local man takes it all in look-alike contest

    Drumheller resident Justin Bolin has won a trip for two to Los Angeles for bearing an uncanny resemblance to Canadian comedian Russell Peters. The contest ended on Friday, December 2.
    Bolin entered the Calgary Sun Celebrity Look-alike contest and made it to the top 20 with another local, Nigel Tchir. Two cuts later, Bolin was still in contention against a Carrie Underwood look-alike and a Katie Perry look-alike.
    “The Carrie Underwood was very close and the Katie Perry was not too bad,” said Bolin.
    Through the efforts of his wife, Dawn, and the support of Drumheller, Bolin prevailed in the contest.
    “Definitely the support of the people in Drumheller and the fact that we’re a smaller community and we get behind our people is what pushed me to the top,” said Bolin.
    “I don’t know the count of the votes, but I was told I won single-handedly,” continued Bolin.
    Bolin is on his way to Los Angeles, staying in four-star accommodations in Hollywood. Bolin has also won a movie star home tour and $500 in spending cash.
    “It’ll be my first time down there,” said Bolin. “We may take in Disneyland and we’ll see about a couple different tours and make the most of it.”
    On top of winning the contest, Bolin may get a chance to meet his doppelganger.
     “Some of my co-workers have gotten in touch with Russell Peters management team,” said Bolin. “We’re waiting to hear back from them and possibly getting to meet Russell himself.”


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