Friday, Jan. 08, 2010

Eric Bressi

"Don't pull on 'em, cuz they're real," says Eric Bressi, an Elvis-impersonating "DJ and crowd motivator" from Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., of his sideburns. Motivated by a less-than-supportive father who told him early on that he'd never amount to anything, Bressi suited up soon after seeing the King of Rock 'n' Roll in concert as a child. He spent some time working in Las Vegas, quit because the line of work took a toll on his marriage and family and then picked it back up after becoming a Christian. Bressi, who nicknamed himself "Elvis's lost brother" now spends most of his time entertaining senior citizens and those doing fundraising walks.