Sergio Cortes is considered to be one of the world’s greatest Michael Jackson impersonators. The Spanish born, forty-four year old is indeed a well known impersonator of the “King of Pop”, because when Cortes puts on Jackson’s authentic clothing and accessories, styles his hair exactly as Jackson did, and wears the same kind of makeup, he undoubtedly looks like Jackson’s duplicate. However, the duplication goes further than mere physical equivalence. Cortes has also learned to sing and dance precisely as Jackson did, so when he performs as Michael Jackson, it’s as if people are watching Jackson, himself. Still, Cortes goes a little bit further to prove he is the world’s best Michael Jackson impersonator. Cortes has also emulated the sound of Jackson’s speaking voice, his mannerisms, behavior, and personality. Cortes has perfected his replication of Jackson perfectly, by focusing on every aspect that made Michael Jackson uniquely Michael Jackson.
Cortes started imitating Jackson when he was a young boy, because he was a great admirer of his music, his dance techniques, and Michael Jackson as a human being. In Cortes’s case, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so he has created a career out of impersonating Jackson out of respect and a feeling of honor to be so similar to his most favored performer. In the process of becoming one of the world’s best Michael Jackson impersonators, Cortes has developed a large fan following, himself. Cortes has many performance videos appearing on YouTube, displaying his resemblance to Jackson. The hundreds of positive YouTube comments and the hundreds of followers is indicative of people approving of Cortes’s impersonation of the King Of Pop, which has led to Cortes being asked to do television performances and interviews in several countries, as Michael Jackson. As a result of the recognition that Cortes has received portraying his hero, he has had many proposals of representation by several talent and entertainment companies, hoping to contract him as an official Michael Jackson impersonator. Cortes had decided to sign a contract with Destiny Projects Entertainment Company to manage him and his career, as a Michael Jackson impersonator.
Cortes now has a lucrative career as an official Michael Jackson impersonator, in which he is contracted to do several appearances and performances in concerts and on television, performing just as Michael Jackson did. To Cortes, this is a dream come true in which he gets paid to be his hero, and he is recognized for being one of the best, if not the best, Michael Jackson impersonators in the world. According to Cortes, this couldn’t be a better tribute to his hero Michael Jackson and his life.