Thursday, June 10, 2010


In the vernacular, the word "doppelgänger" has come to refer (as in German) to any double or look-alike of a person.

I have been told a few different times that I look like different celebrities each of which seems weird to me. Twice in college I was told that I look like Avril Lavigne and both times the person asked if I got that "all the time" like it was a compliment to look like a slutty singer.

Next was just a few weeks ago at Sam's wedding when some relative of the Jones or Gilespie family (I really don't know who it was) told me that he and his wife thought I looked exactly like Gweneth Paltrow

which seems like a better compliment but I still don't get it.

There was also a period of time in elementary school when Hanson was super popular that I was told MULTIPLE times that I looked like the super hunky youngest brother Zack... Not something I wanted to hear as a 10 year old girl that I looked like a boy... even though I was a huge tom-boy

Who's your doppelganger?


Connie said...

Haha! Doppelgangers are the best. I've gotten Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, but MOSTLY Wynona Ryder. Like A LOT. Personally, I think if I were to shave my head (or you were to) no one would look alike. The hair has a lot to do with it, I think (:

Skye said...

ha ha. Avril is pretty, so take it as a compliment. A couple people have said I look like J-Lo, before I had kids that is.

Mike and Alecia said...

Haha I'm with ya, my cousin and I always used to get called the Hansen brothers. It was so flattering:)

nana said...

I get told constantly that I look like my mother. That probably doesn't count. Before that, people would say I look like Stan.

Brittany said...

I wrote about my look alikes a few weeks ago on my blog! I kiiinda think I talk and have the same mouth as Julia Stiles and I kind of look like Mandy Moore. Brady said I look like Alecia Keys, but I don't see that one at all.
And Avril Levigne is NOT slutty at all!! She's a total skater girl and has been married for like 5 years!!!

Tiffany Haynes said...

The Hanson Bro's?!!! hahaha. Yeah I guess i could see that. JK! How scarring as a young girl but to your defense those are the femmiest boys I've ever known!

In high school (when I was thin) I used to get Eva Longoria Yeah, I wish!! I've gotten Sandra Bullock and Neve Campbell before too. I think that's about it. My poor husband has a thousand of them. And they aren't good ones at all. Like Ray Ramona, Adam Sandler....the list goes on. I happen to find my husband very attractive but those guys are like the least attractive men on the planet. Poor Rob!

Emily said...

I've been told I look like Avril as well. I think she is pretty but I think she looks more like Abbie.
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