Manny Pacquiao Lookalike Allan Rivera Manuel Fools MSG Audience (Pictures)

One of the two men pictured above is an impersonator. The other is boxer, congressman, and international icon, Manny Pacquiao. I bet you can’t guess which one is the real Pac Man.

It’s actually the guy on the right. The dude on the left is just a lookalike who happens to be a huge Manny Pacquiao fan.

The Pacquiao lookalike — an airport worker from Houston, Texas — showed up to the Nonito Donaire fight in New York City Saturday night. He fooled fans, security, and ushers as he walked through Madison Square Garden. It’s easy to see why — he looks exactly like Manny Pacquiao.

So who is the man that resembles the boxing star?

It’s Allan Rivera Manuel aka “Manuel Pacquiao.” Manuel is such a big fan of Manny, that he decided to make a second career of impersonating the boxer. He got a similar tattoo on his left pectoral muscle, got the same earrings, the same hair, and the same mustache and goatee. He began working out so he would have a similar build to the boxer, and he can even talk and sing like Pac Man.

Manuel Pacquiao causes a scene wherever he goes, and he even had to bring bodyguards when he traveled to Las Vegas for Manny’s May fight against Shane Mosley. He really seems to enjoy all the attention, even though he makes it clear to fans that he is not the real Pacquiao.

We’ve shown you plenty of lookalike fans here at LBS (the Brett Favre and Tim Lincecum impersonators were dead on), but I don’t think I’ve seen one who was as good as Manuel. This dude is a mirror image of Manny. Here are some more pictures of him:

Good luck telling the two apart. There is no doubt I would have been faked out had I seen this guy on the streets.

Pic via Everlast

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  • Shac Cooper

    Maybe so, but another Phillipeno may have a different opinion. I am Black, and I have people of other races always telling me that I look just like this guy or that guy, while any other Blacks including myself would disagree.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allan.r.manuel Allan Rivera Manuel

    It’s pretty crazy looking like Manny Pacquiao, thanks for the story :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Lozo/100002801710123 Peter Lozo

    To an Asian person like me, he looking completely different. They have a different eye. I guess it’s harder for a person of one race to tell other apart.

  • Anonymous

    to cover his eyes he wears the shades and his mustache is slightly different. I am not Filipino and i can see the minor details, but i haven’t seen either in person so i am sure that i would be fooled in person….don’t know why race would be an issue in admitting they look alike. I mean, i am pretty sure there was at least one Filipino in the crowd at MSG….