Winner Of Irish George Clooney ‘Lookalike’ Contest Has Doubters
Problem was, nobody else thinks he has any resemblance to the Hollywood hearthrob.
Glendon pipped 782 other entrants to the post in the prestigious competition, held in an Irish whiskey Bar.
The 27-year-old Kilkenny local scooped the prize to get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Oscars in Los Angeles. But his physical likeness to the Clooney has been called into question by some.
One wrote: “What criteria was used? Possibly just one? That he be male and have hair?” while another asked cruelly: “Who judged this? Stevie Wonder?”
A person purporting to be from a George Clooney fansite perhaps summed it up the best: “We saw your article and want to pass our congratulations to David Glendon on winning this competition.
“We were wondering what criteria were you using to judge the competition because although he’s a good looking man, he doesn’t look a whole lot like George Clooney.”
Like Clooney, Glendon is also an actor, albeit in local productions and says “I have been involved in nearly every amateur group in the city.”
Described as “currently single”, he told Kilkenny People: “I decided to do it for a bit of craic, for the fun of it. I am delighted to have won. To go to the Oscars, well that would be anyone’s dream come true.”