It is not every day you come face to face with your doppelgänger, a complete stranger that looks identical to you. For some, they meet their look-alike while out shopping, at a restaurant, or even at the airport.
The meetings are random but not less weird. For some, their doppelgängers happen to be some very famous celebrities whose faces are found on billboards, magazines, and films. This may seem cool for some but for these folks that means they are receiving some very unwanted attention, as well as some envious and mean-spirited comments.
Still, some of the unrelated twins are choosing to make a living out of their good fortune of looking exactly like someone who is rich and famous.
British actor Francesca Brown admits looking like Katy Perry hasn't always been easy.
The 31-year-old said she would go to auditions in London and was constantly turned down because she looked too much like the pop star.
She admits she is a fan of Katy Perry and works on the side as an impersonator.
“It’s definitely given me some confidence in myself [although] I don’t see the resemblance sometimes,” says Brown. “I really admire her, that gives me confidence. We all have our own insecurities and that kind of helps them—you know, getting compared to someone you think that is great.”
Andele Lara began getting noticed as a dead ringer for Rihanna while she was in college.
The 24-year-old sometimes gets followed and mobbed by screaming fans.
There's no denying that she looks very much like Rihanna.
Andele is going to school and working part-time in Boston, Massachussets. On the side, companies pay her good money to wear their clothes, sneakers, and make-up. Although, her wish is to one day meet the Caribbean beauty.
Keitra Jane is a psychology and nursing student at the University of Utah.
She appeared on singer’s Alex Boyle’s music video “African Hipster.”
Still, Jane says she doesn't overthink her resemblance to the "Shake it off" singer.
"It's not something that I really think is that important in my life. I have a lot of other things that contribute to me, and I just don't think that one's that important in the grand scheme of things," Jane says.
Flamur Ukshini is a model from Kosovo who also happens to look exactly like former One Direction singer, Zayn Malik.
This is Zayn Malik.
The 24-year-old had no idea who Zayn Malik was when complete strangers were asking to take a photo with him.
Cara Delevingne's twin is a a 16-year-old named Olivia Herdt from Uruguay.
This is model super star Cara Delevingne.
The teen has over 65,000 followers on Instagram who cannot get past how much she looks like the British model.
22-year-old Konrad Annerud has a pretty good idea what he will look like in 20 years.
The Swedish man looks just like Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio in his Titanic years.
Sonia Ali is a British beauty blogger living in Dubai.
The 21-year-old says the first time she heard about Kim Kardashian was when she was 16 years old.
She has never met the reality TV star but did attend the same event in London once.
She doesn't see the resemblance and admits her favourite Kardashian-Jenner sister is actually Kylie.
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus thought he bumped into his daughter at a Bangerz tour concert.
In reality, it was aspiring model and designer Mardee Raquel.
Raquel's Instagram feed is full of poses similar to the "Wrecking Ball" singer.
The 21-year-old says that is complete coincidence as they happen to have the same fashion style.
25-year-old Chelsea Marr doesn't quite see the resemblance to the sexiest woman alive.
She finds the comparison flattering, Marr has no interesting in becoming a model, despite the many offerings. Chelsea definitely could pass as Angelina Jolie.
Chelsea and Angelina Jolie (pictured below) could pass as twins.
The Scottish woman admits to getting lip fillers, a nose job after it was broken and damaged as a child, and breast augmentations due to not even being able to fill an A cup bra. She admits the work has been more to work on her self-esteem rather than trying to look like Jolie.
Ellinor Hellborg definitely recognized the similarities between her and British singer Adele.
"Been hearing I look like Adele, so i finally did an Adele inspired look," she posted.
The 22-year-old Swedish woman has tried the famous long lashes and tousled hair look and shared it on Instagram.