TUPELO, Miss. — A lawyer from Brazil will represent Elvis Presley’s birthplace in an annual contest of Elvis impersonators at Graceland.

Diogo “Di Light” Leichtweis, of Porto Alegre, Brazil, won Saturday’s tribute competition in Tupelo, where thousands of visitors attended the annual Elvis Festival.

“Elvis is huge in Brazil. People love his movies, especially ‘Blue Hawaii,”‘ Leichtweis said. “Since I was a kid, my father has been a huge fan.”

Leichtweis told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that he visited Graceland in 2006 and has been performing as the King ever since. In 2013, he earned a spot as a top five finalist in Graceland’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

—From news service reports

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