Not since Bart Simpson has a Pauly D look alike been such a dead ringer, but as first shown in an Associated Press News article earlier this week, the Springfield Elementary School cartoon troublemaker has now got some serious competition. Mike Maldonado, a blowout-donning juicehead from New York, has been mistaken for the “Jersey Shore” castie repeatedly this summer!
“Happens all the time, bro,” Maldonado said when asked how often people do a double take. Course, the fact that the guy hangs around the paparazzi-flooded Seaside Heights boardwalk while the cast is filming just a few doors down probably adds to onlooker confusion. Regardless, everyone in the area–from tweens to the geriatric–has been fooled recently by Maldonado’s spiky mane.
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Photos: AP Photo/Dave Fisher, Wayne Parry