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Ex-taxi driver passes himself off as JJ Lin in China, earns $290,000 in two years

Published on Apr 15, 2014 5:20 PM

Taipei - A JJ Lin lookalike has angered the Singaporean singer's fans by posing as him in nightclubs in China and raking in about NT$7 million (S$290,000) in two years, said Taiwan Apple Daily today.

According to a profile on Chinese website NetEase, Fan Yixian of Taiwan made his debut as a singer in China in 2012 and has been called "the mainland's JJ Lin" because he has a small dimple like Lin's.

Apple Daily said Fan began as a JJ Lin impersonator, but later passed himself off as Lin blatantly, borrowing his hairstyle, talking like him and singing JJ Lin hits such as Jiangnan and Cao Cao.

Fan has been billed as "Taiwan's prince of love songs JJ", for example, in posters for his performances, said the report. Fan is due to perform at a bar in Hunan tonight, at a show advertised as "I have a date with JJ", said the daily.

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