Stormtrooper in Mexico CityAn American man is making a living in Mexico City as a street performer thanks to his resemblance to a particular Star Wars character.
Posted by Reuters on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
“It’s crazy. I’m living the American dream here in Mexico and it’s kind of funny. I just work on the weekends and have the rest of my day free,” Bo Johnson told Reuters.
It’s rare to hear stories about U.S. citizens moving to Mexico for work, but that’s exactly what happened to Bo Johnson. Ever since the release of the latest “Star Wars” movie, friends and strangers have commented on his resemblance to John Boyega, the actor who played Finn. Using this to his advantage, Bo was able to find work as an impersonator in Las Vegas, wearing Finn’s iconic stormtrooper uniform. Before committing to a full time job as an impersonator, Johnson decided to visit Mexico City for a year so he could take in the culture and work on his Spanish. On the suggestion of a friend, Bo brought his stormtrooper outfit with him, a decision that has paid off well for the 28-year-old out of Chicago.