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article image'Chuck Norris' visit to Mallorca first excites then upsets locals

By Anne Sewell     Sep 6, 2013 in Entertainment
Residents on the island of Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic islands were thrilled that the action movie legend, Chuck Norris, was in town. Some even got photos taken with the hero, but then they got a horrible surprise.
According to Diario de Mallorca, the Mallorcan town of Sóller was buzzing with the rumor that Chuck Norris was in town a couple of weekends ago.
When they heard the 73-year-old star of "The Delta Force" and "The Way of the Dragon" was in town, and staying at the Hotel La Vila, locals turned up in full force.
Some even managed to pose for photographs with the star, as in this wonderful example - but then they all got the aforesaid nasty surprise.
Turns out that the striking figure was merely a Chuck Norris body double.
The man in question was a striking lookalike, spending the weekend on the island as part of a social media marketing campaign that Wadynski Sebastian, head of the German Impulse Agency was running in Spain.
The agency apparently has years of experience, specializing in finding doubles for famous characters. Amongst the characters used by them so far are doubles of Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Leonardo DiCaprio had fun on vacation in Ibiza in August 2013.
Leonardo DiCaprio had fun on vacation in Ibiza in August 2013.
On that subject, this reminds the writer about Leonardo DiCaprio's recent visit to Ibiza, another of the Balearic Islands, but no, that looks as though it was the real deal!
Sebastian explained: "Sometimes a celebrity needs to mislead the press and contacts us, and sometimes they are private clients who seek familiar faces for commercials, as in this case."
So now they might as well throw away those "famous" photos, although it was fun while it lasted!
Below is how the story appeared in the paper version of Diario de Mallorca:
Scan of the Diario de Mallorca of September 5  2013 with Chuck Norris body double.
Scan of the Diario de Mallorca of September 5, 2013 with Chuck Norris body double.
Diario de Mallorca
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