Fake Celebrity in NYC (video)

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By Latasha Watson

Celebrity spottings happen all the time in New York, even though we act like it’s not a big deal. But what happens when an average Joe puts on sunglasses and pretends to be famous. Will New Yorkers (or more aptly tourists), start taking photos and ask for autographs?

One curious guy put New Yorkers to the test to see how they would respond if he acted famous. Guess what: we fell for it. (Or at least the tourists did).

From teenage girls to older guys, they all begged for Brett’s attention, stopping him for photos and autographs. One guy talked on camera about how he loves his music. u

I completely praise Brett for not sitting behind a computer to create some fake profile of a celebrity but to actually become a fake celebrity, hooray to you! Would I ever be brave enough to do that? No, but I enjoyed watching someone else live out the fantasy most New Yorkers have. We all want to feel special and for one day, Brett proved we are all special. Watch the video to see how it all unfolded.