When we are kids, we have big dreams. We see people larger than life and larger than ourselves, and we wish to somehow turn ourselves into them. Sometimes we want to be a fireman, or an airplane pilot, or a policeman. But in many cases, many of us leave those dreams by the wayside as we enter adulthood. Very few of us get the chance to pursue and live our childhood dreams.
However, once in a while, special individuals come along who carry their childhood dreams into adulthood, and along the way make something special and unique. Michael Jackson impersonator Sergio Cortés has done just that. He has taken his lifelong obsession with Michael Jackson and nurtured that obsession into becoming one of the most prolific Michael Jackson impersonators in the world.
When Cortés was a child, he was obsessed with Michael Jackson and his group, The Jackson Five. He watched them whenever they were on television and in particularly, Michael Jackson. He became enamored with Jackson’s showmanship and singing ability. It was those early exposures to Jackson’s singing and stage presence that greatly influenced Cortés. Throughout his youth, he emulated Jackson and his various performances, both as a solo artist and as part of the Jackson Five.
Cortés didn’t know it yet, but his hobby of emulating Jackson would soon turn into much more. One day during an outing, Cortés was spotted by a photographer. The photographer was mesmerized by Cortés’ uncanny resemblance to Jackson. The photographer, who worked for a newspaper asked Cortés if he could take a photo of him to publish in the newspaper the next day. Cortes said yes, the picture was taken and published and the rest is history. Soon, Cortés was approached by a talent agent, and soon afterwards he was doing impression shows.
Even after years of performing as the King of Pop, Cortés still stuns individuals who see him on the street. His resemblance to Jackson is so uncanny, it takes many people a moment to understand what is happening. He has a Facebook page with thousands of followers that he updates daily with pictures of himself based on various times in Michael Jackson’s career. He particularly has fondness for Michael Jackson’s “Bad” album, for obvious reasons.
Cortés has done numerous television appearances on programs such as “Laura” and other programs. He still does concerts in various appearances for his thousands of fans. Currently, Cortés is managed by Destiny Project, an artist management company.