Watch an Amazing Prince Look-Alike Contest from 1985


From the moment a news anchor introduces Prince as “the diminutive reigning prince of rock ‘n’ roll,” you know this video is going to be worth watching. The 1985 report covers a look-alike contest that filled an entire bar with young men decked out in purple and lace. One was even accompanied by a woman done up as Apollonia. Even more wonderful, the competition was judged by such period-appropriate celebrity impersonators as Tina Turner and Hulk Hogan. We just wish there was more time devoted to Prince’s tiniest look-alike, a child who couldn’t have been more than six. Step into The Purple One’s time capsule after the jump.

[via The Daily Swarm]