Krizz Solano imitading Justin Bieber in Multiplaza Sunday night. Photo Juan José Fonseca, La Nacion

Q COSTA RICA – Multiplaza Escazu became a madhouse Sunday night when mall shoppers noticed that “Justin Bieber” was among them.

A young woman in sweater, hat and sunglasses accompanied by two burly bodyguards ignited the madness.

However, what seemed like a dream fulfilled for many Tico fans, turned out to be a prank.

The well-known YouTuber, Krizz Solano, who is known for imitating “the Bieb” was the person many mistook for the Canadian singer and songwriter.

Krizz Solano in the Multiplaza parking lot flanked by two bodyguards. Photo Juan José Fonseca, La Nacion

“I’ve always been a fan…I saw of pranks that people do in countries like in the United States and Europe when he (Beiber) will be in concert. That was my motivation to do it,” Krizz mentioned.

To make the prank credible, Krizz, her manager Juan José Fonseca and the entire production team came up with the plan some months ago.

“We got bodyguards and a car like the one he (Justin) uses. We put up some kids to say it was Justin and the frenzy started,” said Juan José.

The result was overwhelming. Krizz never thought that hundredse would crowd together to have their “idol” close at hand.

Crowds gathered to get close to what they believed was Justin Bieber. Photo Juan José Fonseca, La Nacion

“We entered two stores.  While I was in the first one people noticed what was happening and from outside they screamed and even cried. There were people of all ages,” Krizz said.

When more and more people arrived, the mall’s security made a security curtain so that “Justin” was unharmed. Leaving the mall fans yanked the dark glasses and cap she wore.

Krizz Solano, photo from Twitter

“I know a lot of people did not like this, but it turned out superb, I never thought it would be like this. I feared for my life when I left the place, we did not think it would be at that level,” Krizz said.

The YouTuber asked fellow Bieber fans ‘not to take it so serious’.

“I tell people to take it easy, everybody pulls pranks…it was a joke…they took it so seriously…,” said Krizz.

The real Justin Beiber will be at the National Stadium in La Sabana tonight (Monday), starting at 7:00pm.

And so will Krizz.


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