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Four more years in 'office' for Mrs Obama look-a-like

STUNNING: US First Lady Michelle Obama (left) and British look-a-like Dionne Rose (right)

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s re-election earlier this month (November 6) means an even “more exciting life” for Briton Dionne Rose.  

Rose, a civil servant from Nottingham, became a ‘mini celebrity’ in 2009, living as a look-a-like for the US President’s wife Michelle.

But Rose admits that while she’s glad the president’s re-election will give her four more years of business opportunities, she would become tongue tied if she met the real First Lady.

“I would be lost for words,” Rose, from Nottingham, told The Voice. She later added: “I think I might then tell her that she is a role model to myself and other women around the world. That she is doing a good job with Mr Obama.”

SIMILARITIES

Like the American First Lady, Ross, 48, also has two daughters. She led a normal life until someone pointed out the physical similarities between she and Mrs Obama in 2009.
Rose told The Voice: “I was at a nightclub and wanted to go and get a drink when this guy stopped me and said I looked like Michelle Obama. Even two days ago someone still mentioned this to me.”

The civil servant, who combines her job with mentoring young children, is constantly approached by members of the public, who often believe she is Mrs Obama.

Recounting one such incident, Rose said: “Once, I was at Buckingham Palace and everyone kept staring at me. They kept taking my picture as they thought I was Michelle.”

STATUS

Rose said it “took a while for me to believe that I looked like her” but she now embraces the ‘First Lady’ status.

Obama’s victory will mean “more opportunity for TV and radio work for me,” Rose said. “My life is more exciting now. This has put me on the spot. I have become a mini celebrity. I get invited to lots of events. I get lots of freebies and VIP treatment as a result of this.”
 She added: “It is fantastic that Obama has another chance to put into action what he has for the country and I am happy it will also give me the opportunity to get more TV and radio work.”

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