The funny world of celebrity looksalikes always seem to catch the eye of the intrigued.
Even someone you might know who may coincidentally look like your favorite celeb and you can’t help but freak out. Is that Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato? Are we seeing double right now?
For some people, looking like a celebrity is enough to prove that it’s as close to actually being one.
However, others have made a point that it’s even better to use it as a lucrative opportunity.
And hence the celebrity lookalike business was born – with a doppelgänger making big bucks for every preference and era of pop culture history.
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As documented by Instagram account @same.de.la.same, these ordinary people capture what it’s like being the world’s most photographed humans.
The page also provides a background on each full-time celebrity look alike, from the Jennifer Anistons to Daniel Radcliffes of the doppelgänger world.
For example, did you know that Scott Blower is the UK’s go to Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy lookalike? Scott even goes into character as Tommy Shelby and the similarities are utterly eerie.
However there are those that have long generated buzz as renowned doppelgängers of the already renowned.
Who can forget Ty Jones, better known as Ed Sheeran’s twin, who had dreams to become an entertainer until he found success as a full-time lookalike and actor?
In an interview with Jam Press, Ty, 27, has even revealed that his lookalike work has started a frenzy amongst Sheeran’s fans.
He explained: “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.”
The famous lookalike even met Ed Sheeran back in 2011, where the Grammy award winning singer-songwriter has acknowledged their uncanny resemblances between the two.
And another quirky fact: Ty Jones announced that he’s expecting his first child with Ed Sheeran superfan, Amanda Baron, days after Ed announced the arrival of his second child.
Another famous doppelganger and TikTok creator Priscilla Beatrice @priscila.beatriceoficial has been leaving the Internet speechless for her lookalike work as Bajan superstar Rihanna.
They’re so alike we’re not even sure if beau A$AP Rocky would even tell the difference.
Her lip syncs, dances and makeup tutorials have shockingly earned the Brazilian social media influencer and impersonator a whopping 2.7 million followers on TikTok and 538,000 followers on Instagram.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of Priscilla’s career thus far was The Shade Room reposting her video recreating Rihanna’s look from the British Fashion Awards, where the Bad Gal Riri herself commented: “Where is the album sis? #R9”.
If you know, then you know. Perhaps this is a sign there is hope in the future for Priscilla to star in a future Fenty Beauty campaign.
Another popular social media influencer and impersonator goes to a person who might be fierce competition to a certain famous British actor.
Cumbermatch, the doppelgänger to Benedict Cumberbatch, has garnered himself 50.4k followers on Instagram and 4.2 million followers on TikTok.
Cumbermatch shared an iconic moment with the Dr. Strange star during an interview for Capital FM, to which the Sherlock actor himself was impressed by Cumbermatch’s commitment.
Speaking of Marvel cosplayer whose videos have attracted fans both offline and off, is a Russian influencer based in Dubai, who impersonates Scarlett Johansson for a living.
With a Tiktok fan base of 11.5 million followers, Kate Shumskaya is best regarded for her Black Widow videos, where her reiterations of everyone’s favorite Avenger are her most liked clips on the app.
Kate’s collaboration with Angelina Jolie cosplayerm Tatyana Duka, helped accumulate her highest number of views – 14.4 million to be exact.
A collaborator of Kate’s who also raking up followers and views on TikTok for her cosplays of a rival comic book character is Anastasyia Prichinina (@anastasyiaqueen).
Her lookalike videos of Birds of Prey actor Margot Robbie, particularly her takes on actress Margot’s famous role as Harley Quinn, have propelled the Moscow based content creator to 5.8 million followers on the app.
Recently, Anastasyia has been seen imitating Aquaman actor Amber Heard in videos, in reference to the ongoing defamation trial with ex husband Johnny Depp, alongside Depp impersonator Maxim (@maxim_zhevagin).
Comments in one of Anastasyia’s recent videos on Heard v Depp were flooded with divisive opinions on the depiction of the former couple, as many expressed their concern.
One user wrote: “this feels wrong…” while another added: “Y’all don’t understand how wrong this is”
A third user argued: “Hmmmmmm maybe don’t joke about a domestic abuse case, especially not like this it’s disrespectful.”