I think the doppelganger game that’s being played on Facebook is so disconcerting. It’s really shocking to look at my wall and see pictures of Tiger Woods, Clark Kent, and Kobe Bryant. Most of the celebrity doppelgangers look nothing liked my friends. I mean, really?
You know how there are people who, whether or not it’s doppelganger week, always play that ‘what famous person do you look like game?’ I don’t know who is possessed by concocting these strange games. You don’t ever ask me, ‘what famous writer do you write like?’ Or ‘what famous artist do you sing like?’ Why then do people feel the need to compare themselves physically to celebrities. It’s so dumb.
Whenever I got that question, I was always stumped. I guess, one time, my uncle said I looked like Teri Hatcher. This was many years ago–way before she became a cougar. During my b-school reunion when we were at a club and bumped into Bachelorette Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, one of my friends said, “You kinda resemble Jillian. Both petite with the same kind of hair.” Now, we were in a dark club and had consumed quite a bit of alcohol at that point, so I just laughed. My friend was clearly off her rocker.
But I have to admit one of my friends was a dead ringer for a famous person that she posted on her profile. She looks like a modern day Virginia Woolf. Exactly.