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How to... be a celebrity for a day

A group of friends set up a social experiment to see if they could fool a crowd into believing one of them was famous. It worked (for a while).

EVER WANTED TO know what it’s like to be a celebrity for a day? One man did – and his friends helped him to find out.

A mall in Virginia was the setting for a social experiment in which Mr Nobody, Thomas Elliot, fooled people into thinking he was a famous actor.

With the help of a few friends who flustered around him, even mall security were fooled into believing he was famous and a few shops were closed for crowd control purposes. The fever spread with a frenzy of people soon surrounding him requesting autographs and pictures. Some even handed over their children to have photos taken.   After shoppers were told he was an actor, people took to Twitter to find out who he was:

Eventually he exited stage left, leaving behind a few broken-hearted teen girls…

See how he did it here:

(Via YouTube/)

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