Most of us mortals wish we looked like celebrities. I would give anything to be confused for Megan Fox, Kate Beckinsale or Mila Kunis. Unfortunately, that will never happen. While I don’t ever get mistaken for a celebrity, I do quite often get strangers telling me which celebrity they think I look like.
I remember back in high school or my early college days, there was this website that would give you 5 or so of your celebrity look-a-likes. Sure, it wasn’t completely accurate (my white female friend got Wayne Brady as one of hers), but it was still fun to do. Now with the popularity of the iPhone, there are a variety of apps that will do this for you. My personal favorite is “aLike”, which produced the following hilarious results for my brother.
But enough about who a computer or phone tells us we look like, let’s move onto who actual humans think we look like. Here are some of my celebrity doppelgangers according to the general public.
The “pretty woman” herself is the celebrity that I get told I resemble the most. Ever since I was probably 13, my grandmother had told me this. When I would go to visit her, she would always buy those gossip magazines (Star, InTouch, US Weekly) and tell me “Rachel, you’re on the cover!” when Julia would appear on the magazine. When I started waitressing around 16, customers constantly told me I looked like her- and this was while my hair was in a ponytail and I wore no makeup. A friend from high school has me in his phone as “Pretty Woman”, in ode to Julia’s famous movie. Working at the deli from ages 19 to 22 was where I got the most “You look like Julia Roberts” comments.
A classmate in high school told me how much she reminded him of me after he saw “Garden State”. He said it was our looks, but also how she liked music. Then one time at the mall, I went with my mom to get her wedding ring inspected and cleaned, and the woman behind the counter told me how much I looked like her- and how great of a thing it was. I am very flattered by this comparison and wish I looked like Natalie.
As a fan of the old-school show “The City” and a huge lover of her style, being compared to Olivia Palermo makes me blush in the best way possible. I’ve posted about her before many times on my blog and my Pinterest account is full of outfit inspirations from her, so when three fellow bloggers all told me I resembled her, I had to include it on this list.
My longtime friend Tom has always called me “Hermione” jokingly. Again, we shared a similar hair color and curliness, so maybe that was it. I wouldn’t mind having her paycheck, but I certainly couldn’t pull off her pixie hairdo.
Lana Del Rey
Back when I wrote a blog post about how to get Lana’s hair and makeup, I got a few comments from my readers telling me that I reminded them of her. I WISH!
Which celebrity do you think I look like most? And what celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?