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Remember ‘Dominic Toretto’ Who Sells Kunafa In JB? He’s Also A Kickboxer

Remember ‘Dominic Toretto’ Who Sells Kunafa In JB? He’s Also A Kickboxer

The Malaysian Vin Diesel doppelganger, Ahmed Shokr has been helping his brother with his Middle Eastern restaurant and is also working as a kickboxing instructor in Malaysia for almost a year.

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Remember the Vin Diesel lookalike spotted at a Ramadan Bazaar in Johor Bahru who then went viral on social media?

READ MORE: [Watch] Vin Diesel Lookalike Spotted At Ramadan Bazaar In Johor

Well, now we know some more details about him. Here’s what we know.

Although we’d expect it to be something with a Toretto in it, his real name is Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud Shokr and currently, he is 39 years old.

According to The Star, Ahmed is of Egyptian origin and is also a single father with two children. He has now been staying in Malaysia for almost a year and this year is his first time participating in a Ramadan Bazaar.

(Credit: Thomas Yong/The Star)

After spending time listening to the locals here, Ahmed can also speak a little bit of Bahasa Malaysia.

Previously, he was a kickboxing instructor in Dubai and South Korea. But when his brother who has been staying in Malaysia for 22 years called him for help, he then came to assist him in handling a Middle Eastern restaurant in Tampoi.

Apart from selling kunafa at this year’s Ramadan Bazaar in Jalan Padi Mahsuri, Bandar Baru Uda, he also continues with his passion for kickboxing by becoming an instructor.

When met by reporters last Saturday (8 April), Ahmed expressed his bewilderment and also gratefulness for his sudden fame. He said that he is actually honoured to be compared to his favourite American actor, Vin Diesel.

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“I watched all ‘The Fast and Furious’ action movies and really admired the talent of the American actor, I didn’t expect people to see the look-alike between me and the actor until my face went viral on social media,” he said.

Ahmed is grateful and happy because his look helps to promote his business too.

The crowd that came to look at him also bought his kunafa which is priced at RM10 per piece, enabling him to make sales worth RM400 to RM600 of kunafa every day.

Many people come to my stall at the bazaar to buy kunafa and also request selfies with me, especially women – but I am not complaining.

Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud Shokr, Ramadan bazaar trader

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