This article was originally published on Kueez
The truth hurts: You are unique, just like everyone else. It's funny to say that, but it's true! Somewhere on earth, there is probably another human being that looks exactly like us. Celebrities are no different, and the internet has doppelgangers basically for every celeb out there. We've compiled the most unbelievable examples of normal folks who look like the most well-known celebrities in the world. The resemblance is undeniable, and it will likely freak you out!
Angelina Jolie and This Mom
Women regularly request to get Angelina Jolie's features at the plastic surgeon. No matter how skilled the doc, the results never quite look authentic. For Wisconsin mom Melissa Baizen, though, no knife was required. She already looks incredibly similar to the starlet, as seen here. Melissa often gets asked for autographs in public. She insists there can only ever be one Angelina. But she knows the mistakes are a compliment!
She shares: "Every time I get the comparison, whether it’s at work, running an errand or online, it’s very flattering but also hard for me to believe. I think she is absolutely gorgeous and never thought of myself in that respect."
Taylor Swift and This British Student
Taylor Swift actually has a lot of lookalikes online. But the most convincing one we've found is Laura Cadman, a student in the UK. Some accuse her of copying the singer, but Laura denies that! She says: "Nothing prompted me to have this look. I am naturally blonde, reasonably tall, and reasonably slim..."The rest of my 'Taylor Swift look' just consists of classic red lipstick and eyeliner, which I personally think is the most flattering makeup on me."
Laura doesn't mind the comparison though: "I think she's really beautiful, it's a huge compliment...I'm a big fan and can't wait for her next album...I really hope I can meet her someday and tell her how much her music has helped me."
Scarlett Johansson and This Russian Model
Model Ekaterina Shumskaya is often getting praised for starring in Black Widow. The only problem? She's not actually Scarlett Johansson! People have been telling her that they look alike since she was 12. But lately, it's gotten pretty intense. She shares: “There are people on the internet who confuse me with Scarlett, but I’m not pretending to be her...We just look alike...I want to live my own life, not Scarlett’s."
Sometimes though, she embraces the claim and dresses up like the actress on Tik Tok. She currently has 10.2 million followers, and some of them probably get fooled. We're not shocked!
Meghan Markle and This Flight Attendant
This woman is not Meghan Markle, but she frequently gets mixed up. We can see why! JetBlue flight attendant Christine Math has been hearing these comments since 2011. It started when the actress starred in the show Suits, but it got more intense during the royal engagement. Imagine being on a flight, and suddenly, the Duchess of Sussex hands you some peanuts. It must be shocking, each and every time!
Why do they look so similar? Perhaps it's their shared heritage. Christine explains: “Meghan and I are both mixed-race – my dad is African American and Italian and her mom is African American."
Beyoncé and This Instagrammer
Say hello to Detroit native Brittany Williams. We know you see the resemblance right away: She's a Beyoncé lookalike, without a doubt. But locals seem to genuinely confuse the social media star with the singer herself, and they flag her down for selfies on a regular basis. She reveals: "I get approached all the time; whether it be on planes, at the airport or while attending events. I've also been chased, had pictures taken of me without my consent and pranks done without me knowing."
Sounds annoying, for sure. But we don't blame them! It's shocking how much she looks like Queen Bey. Would Jay Z even know the difference? Maybe, after a double-take — or three.
Harry Styles and This Danish Girl
Twitter user Cecilie wants to meet Harry Styles in real life, like most of us. We are not sure if her dream will come true, but she also has the option of looking in the mirror. Has she noticed she looks exactly like him? Sure, she's not a man. But we're pretty sure this would be Harry if he ever transformed into the opposite sex. There is a clear resemblance!
Something about Cecilie's features just reminds everyone of Harry. She is frequently called his twin online. And so far, it seems like she is embracing the label. Hey, why not?
Kate Middleton and This Pregnant Lady
Kate Middleton has been a subject of fascination since she began dating Prince William. That was back in 2004. Since then, she walked down the aisle and popped out a few royal babies. She's taken on the title of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. And she's become a UK icon! A few women currently make their living impersonating her at public events for pay. Some of them are pretty convincing. Like this one, seen here.
The haircut is spot on, which accentuates her natural features. They already resemble the duchess. Not a lot of makeup was used to achieve the look: This is a genuine doppelganger!
Leonardo DiCaprio and This Bartender
Leonardo DiCaprio has no shortage of models knocking at his door. But he can't date all of them, and he certainly doesn't stay with any of them for long. Why not try fake Swedish Leo? Meet Konrad Annerud, a real guy bartending in Scandinavia right now. He often hears he is the long-lost twin of the actor. But is this a curse or a blessing? Seems like a bit of both, actually.
Konrad shares: "It can be quite annoying sometimes when people call me Leo instead of my real name. But it's fun to look like him, I mean, he's handsome...When I was in Italy this summer I almost felt like shaving my hair off. It was very chaotic; people were yelling 'Leo' and wanted to take photos with me all the time. It was one of the craziest things I've ever experienced."
Rihanna and This TikToker
Say hi to Brazilian Tik Tok star Priscila Beatrice. When she uploaded a video impersonating Rihanna, it went viral. As you can see, they look identical! It's not just the hair and makeup, either. On Priscila's Instagram page, you can see her bare-faced and they still look pretty similar. Even Riri herself agrees! The singer saw the video and make a joke. She wanted to know: When was the next album dropping?
The artist appears to be a fan of the fan. Priscila loves her right back. She gushes: "I love it when they say I look like her. Rihanna is a big inspiration to me and so many other women around the world. She's wonderful!"
Ryan Gosling and This German Law Student
This is Johannes Laschet, law student and son of German politician Armin Laschet, the current leader of the Christian Democratic Union. He is a fashion blogger, too. But none of these things are what has gotten him serious attention. It's not his love of premium menswear, but his look that caught the eye of millions. We don't even have to spell it out. You know you're seeing double Ryan Gosling here!
It can get exhausting to constantly meet the confused fans. But Johannes usually enjoys the flattery. He explains: "It's better than when people say that I look like Danny DeVito."
Keanu Reeves and This Actor
Rich, famous, and nicer than anyone you know, Keanu Reeves is one of a kind. Fans have heard stories about him for years, mostly revolving around a nice streak. He gives secret charity and even gives up his subway seat. Keanu stands out in his crowd, and we would all like to meet him. We will probably have to settle for his doppelganger, though. Instagrammer Marcos Jeeves seems to look exactly like him. Check him out for yourself!
Right now, Marcos has more than 12,000 followers on Instagram. He appears to be an aspiring actor. Can he ever be his own man, if he looks this similar to a superstar?
Drake and This Cool Cat
Drake is frequently spotted at the hottest clubs in town. But very often, a totally random man is mistaken for the rapper. According to this unnamed partier: "It's amazing to be so similar to such a great and talented artist like Drake. People love to take pictures with me. In bars and parties, they go crazy when they see me and they always ask me to sing, it's very funny."
The singing might give away his real identity. But we definitely see the resemblance. Fake Drake is not a perfect match, but that's probably enough for drunk partiers!
Ariana Grande and This Stylish Girl
Ariana Grande has a signature look. If you want to steal her style, you're going to need the basics: Get a nude lip, a high ponytail, thick long lashes, and winged liner, and you're good to go. But if you want to look exactly like her, you actually need to be Instagrammer Jacky Vasquez. Seen here on the right, the similarity is striking. Jackie shares: "I have been mistaken as Ariana a couple times. People asked me to take pictures with them...I've always been an Ariana fan! I love her vocals, her style, her personality, and just everything."
Jackie says that the key to accidentally fooling fans is the makeup. Without those elements, the two might not look so identical. Still, few can achieve this level of Grande!
Adele and This Swedish Woman
Adele once sang a song called "Someone Like You". Well, we've now found someone like her! Ellinor Hellborg is a Swedish gal who posted photos online. Everyone noticed the same thing: She looked a lot like Adele! Ellinor shares: “I had thought about looking similar to Adele before, noticing small similarities in our profiles, but I didn’t really think anything of it until people on Instagram started commenting on it."
From time to time, she posts looks inspired by other stars, like Zooey Deschanel. But her natural features just scream Adele, from her eyes to her lips, to her brows. She's no Zooey!
Megan Fox and This Hottie
If you've been paying attention to Brazil's Miss Bum Bum contests, you might already recognize Cláudia Alende. She competed in 2014, but she has gained recognition in recent years for something besides her rear end. Her face looks a lot like actress Megan Fox! One look at a side-by-side comparison, and there's no denying it. Now a top lingerie and bikini model in her own right, Cláudia has over 10 million followers on Insta. Megan herself has less than 5 million!
Sure, they were born in different hemispheres. Are they long-lost twins? The long dark hair, the lips, the brows, and the eyes all look identical. Mother nature shocked us with this one!
Ed Sheeran and This Clone
Ty Jones always wanted to be famous. He wanted to be an actor, specifically, but he thought his look would never fit into the world of entertainment. Suddenly, a fellow named Ed Sheeran started topping the charts. And they looked literally identical! On the street today, he is frequently confused with the 'Shape of You' singer. He shares: “I’ve had crazy numbers of fans follow me in Hackney in London and in Los Angeles, to the point where the team I was working with have had to help me make a dramatic escape plan."
Sometimes, fans cry when they meet him. He actually has to go incognito in his own life, all due to the constant mixups. He shops at night and wears sunglasses — and he's not even Ed!
Kate Moss and This Single Mom
Supermodel Kate Moss told us to get the 'London look' a long time ago, and we've been trying. We can't say we succeeded. But one person who seems to effortlessly glam up like Kate is British mom Denise Ohnona. Since she was a teen, strangers have been telling her the two looked awfully similar. Photographers regularly mistook Denise for Kate, and nothing has changed over the years. We still totally agree!
According to Denise: "I get mistaken for her on a daily basis now — especially when I am out in central London — that's where the paps tend to find me...However even members of the public get us confused, and I get asked to pose for selfies in nightclubs and in the supermarket all the time."
Kim Kardashian and This Instagram Model
Kim Kardashian isn't exactly a natural beauty. But who cares? Everyone loves her for the work she's done, and she's not ashamed that we know! There are countless women getting procedures to look like Kim. Online, there are now a lot of lookalikes. The best one we've found is probably Kami Osman, as seen here. She points out that they have heritage from a similar part of the world: Azerbaijan and Armenia. That makes sense!
Kami embraces the comparison, saying: "I personally think Kim Kardashian is a very beautiful woman, so I take it as a compliment when people tell me that I look like her!"
Gigi Hadid and This Dutch Model
Gigi Hadid has no shortage of modeling gigs. Her net worth has reached $29 million from her deals, and she's walked designer runways in every city that matters. Model Iza Ijzerman is getting work too. Maybe it's because she looks almost exactly like Gigi! Side by side, there is no denying it. The main difference is that Gigi is American and Iza is Dutch. But otherwise, we couldn't tell them apart!
Iza says she thinks she may look more like sister Bella Hadid. But she shares: "When I signed with MiLK, they posted a picture with the caption 'The new curvy Gigi Hadid', so that's the moment I realized it might be true!"
Lady Gaga and This Teen
Lady Gaga has a look unlike anyone else. Anyone besides this California teenager, that is! This is Amethyst Rose, an Instagrammer that seems to remind everyone of the pop star. She says: "I counted how many Lady Gaga comments I've gotten because I always joke that if I had a dollar for every time someone had called me that I'd be rich and it was 677...677 hypothetical dollars which is rich to me."
Amethyst tries to recreate some of Gaga’s looks and play up the similarities. But even without trying, there just seems to be something familiar about her eyes, lips, and cheekbones. Baby, she was born this way!
Simon Cowell and This Cleaner
No one has a scowl quite like Simon Cowell. Except maybe, for this chap! Meet Andy Penfold, a professional cleaner. While at a music event, people in the lines thought he was the X-Factor judge. He recalls: "I was spotted at The Isle of Wight festival in the VIP area and someone mentioned the likeness. Since then had a privilege to work with Simon on 3 occasions, also enjoy being able to help so many worthy charities since this started."
We see it, too. His entire head looks like a direct replica of Simon. Despite the physical similarities, Andy wants you to know that he is considerably nicer. To be honest, most people are!
Katy Perry and This Brit
Francesca Brown is an actress based in London, but you might not know it by looking at her. People frequently confuse her with another famous face: Singer Katy Perry. Fran recalls the first time it happened in 2008: "I was in America, and I was standing, waiting to go into a club in Vegas and, this guy came over who was security. He was like, 'Don't wait. Follow us.' And I thought, 'They think I'm someone, but I don't know who they think I am...We got into this club, and they sat me down. I was speaking to them and, obviously, I have a British accent. They're looking really confused and then someone said, 'Is she British? I thought she was American.' I just said to them, 'I don't think I'm who you think I am.'"
But doppelganger status is not all perks. It's the feedback she gets in auditions, and this makes it hard to be one-of-a-kind. Looking so much like Katy Perry may be harming her career!
Daniel Craig and This Gentleman
Jason Kent is a dashing Brit that just happens to look like Daniel Craig. As far as doppelgangers go, James Bond is a great one to have. It shouldn't surprise you to find out that Jason works as an extra on TV, with his good looks. He was cast in No Time To Die, too! Did you see that Bond flick? If so, you may have already seen Jason in action as 007.
Plus, it's loads of fun. Jason shares: "It's great being mistaken for James Bond. I get stopped in the street nearly every time I go out. I have people wanting their photo taken with me. I've even had some believing I was him. I love it and will never get fed up with it."
Shakira and This Venezuelan Singer
Now this takes doppelganger to a whole new level, doesn't it? Side by side, we bet you can't distinguish Rebecca Maiellano from Shakira. Worse, they are both south American singers! Rebecca says: "The public that decides to follow me, values me for the work I do in the stage. They value the singing and the professional dance I perform, but on the day to day they know that I am still Rebeca Maiellano, a Venezuelan singer and impersonator."
We've never seen similarities quite like this in nature outside of twins. As far as we know, neither has had surgery to look like the other. One a zillion, really!
Colin Farrell and This Hunk
If you've been sad that Colin Farrell is out of your league, why not try his double? This is James Martin, based in London. He is indeed a Colin Farrell impersonator, though bookings are rare. Where does it help? James explains: “I have been to a few clubs, where I have gained the full celeb experiences with private booths, drinks, supermodels, even though I have always been straight up with the fact that I am not Colin...I think that they may have known and thought I was just saying it not to get attention, as they may have thought it looked good for their clubs.”
It certainly sounds good to get mixed up with Colin Farrell. But oddly, James says his look has hurt his quest for love. Maybe girls assume they are out of his league?
Selena Gomez and This Mexican Gal
Selena Gomez can't go anywhere without being recognized these days. But it seems that 23-year-old Sofia Solares is also getting attention. Even though she's based in Mexico, people stop and ask if she is the singer. Is this amusing? According to Sofia: “It's not something that I dislike, but I like it better when they love me for being myself...There are occasions where she can put something on or change her look etc. and when I like something I wear it or I'll do it because it truly inspires me, but I always try to stay true to myself."
Still, Sofia says she is a big fan of Selena Gomez. They haven't met in real life yet, but she says it would be a dream for the star to know she exists. Maybe by now, she does!
Bruno Mars and This Guy
Pop singer Bruno Mars has toured the world over. That certainly includes shows in Brazil. But was he aware that a clone was already singing his songs down there as a professional impersonator? Well, that's what's been going on. Meet Johnny Matos, on the right. He started a cover career in 2018, and quickly, he went viral. Not only does he look exactly like Bruno, but he can sing and dance, too!
So far, Johnny has more than 10 million views on Youtube. If you want to hire him for an event, he will be happy to oblige. He's honest he's not really Bruno. But would you really know, if didn't he tell you?
Benedict Cumberbatch and This Cosplayer
Whether you saw him as Doctor Strange or Sherlock Holmes, you probably fell hard for Benedict Cumberbatch. His devoted fans have even given themselves a name: The Cumberbitches. This one, who calls himself Cumberbatch, not only loves the star, but happens to also look like him. He shares: "Over the years people have said that I look like Benedict, but I thought nothing of it. Then I cosplayed Dr. Strange at a Comic-Con and couldn't walk anywhere without being stopped for photos!"
We agree there is a strong resemblance, looking at the men side by side. The shape of the face, his eyes and brows, and even nose look remarkably similar. Pretty freaky, really!
Dwayne Johnson and This Alabama Cop
Eric Fields is a Sheriff’s Office patrol lieutenant in Morgan County, Alabama. We would be pretty shocked to get stopped by him. He looks way too much like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson! As of now, 27,000 followers on Instagram agree that Eric is some kind of hell-raising jabroni beater. He shares: “I’ve been called the Rock and Vin Diesel’s love child...I go along with it. It’s humorous. It’s flattering. It could be worse people, I guess.”
It certainly could be worse, Eric. On Instagram, fans enjoy seeing this cop put on aviators to look even more like the star. The similarity is incredible. And the amusement is endless!
Mila Kunis and This Lookalike
Mila Kunis has been busy these days as a new mom. If you've seen her out on the town, there is some chance you actually spotted this lookalike. Online, the anonymous poster shared this photo and explained: "In person so many people have said to me "you know who you look like?" and I'll always already know what they are about to say so I say (Mila Kunis) and then they always say "that girl from that 70s show!"
Yes, it looks like Jackie from Point Place, Wisconsin. Yet, it's not! We can certainly see how strangers would say that, though, over and over again. It's unsolicited, but it's accurate!
Leo Messi and This Football Fan
Leo Messi often enjoys a roaring crowd on the field. Few soccer enthusiasts will ever get to know what that feels like, firsthand. But a man in Israel gets to experience a different aspect of being Messi, every day. He looks so much like the sports star that people are tricked. Of course, he's not! But look at him, here on the left. We don't blame the strangers. Does the constant comparison bug him?
The doppelganger shares: “It’s an honor to look like the best soccer player in history. It’s amazing when people ask for selfies with me and it’s so weird but people think I’m the real Messi. In fact, I’m the Israeli Messi.”
President Obama and This Photographer
Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas became famous when a stranger noticed something: He sure looked a lot like Barack Obama. And because of his presidential look, he was put in local ads. Ilham shares: “I never thought I would be a star in a commercial, then this happened. It’s very fortunate...I was in the airport in Malaysia in transit and a man approached me and asked: ‘Are you Obama?’. I was very surprised when he asked to take a picture together and bought me a meal."
So far, the two haven't met in real life. But Ilham says he would have a real discussion about public policy if he ever does meet the prez. He has a lot of opinions!
Mariah Carey and This Fangirl
Pop diva Mariah Carey has more than 8.4 million followers on Instagram. Who has way fewer? Why this woman, right here. This unnamed impersonator has been trying to make an entire career out of the gimmick: "When I make an appearance at an event as Mariah Carrey impersonator it's such a fabulous experience. Everyone is always happy to see someone in the likeness of the queen. People are always so kind and supportive."
Would you hire a doppelganger for your party? The lookalike factor is strong here, we must admit. You, too, could have a copy of Mariah for the evening as a sweet, sweet fanasy.
John Lennon and This Argentinian Man
John Lennon is still one of the most recognizable faces in the world, decades after his passing. Javier Parisi is an Argentinian impersonator of the singer, and he regularly entertains fans who miss the real guy. They look identical, which is just an accident of nature. He explains: "My resemblance is something natural but I work hard in my appearance (look-alike) equally. People get astonished and excited when they see me."
John once sang: "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." Now we can see he really isn't the only one. Javier is a perfect double!
Celine Dion and This Teacher
Celine Dion is one of the most celebrated voices around. She made our hearts go on in Titanic. Then, she took over Las Vegas with a permanent show. Strangely, all along, she had a lookalike teaching English in Brazil. Meet Lilian De Melo, who describes herself as follows: "Celine Dion lookalike. Mom of multiples, just like Celine! No, I haven’t had any procedure done to look like her, I just do!"
Besides the standard day job, it seems Lilian does a little singing on the side. No one will ever sound like the great Celine. But as we've now proved, you can be her twin!