As far as I can tell, everybody looks like SOMEBODY. If you’ve never been stopped by a complete stranger or a new acquaintance for them to ask “Has anyone ever told you that you look JUST like…?”, then you must be the most uniquely featured person on the planet.
And I mean that in a good way, of course.
I really think that most of the time when people say that, they are just picking up on one or two key features that remind them of other people. In fact, it used to drive me crazy that people would say “Ali looks JUST LIKE Chris!!”, when really she had all of my features but one – his very characteristic (and beautiful) eye shape.
I have heard fairly regularly that I look like four different people, although some comparisons are not so appreciated as others.
And now, people that “they” say I look like:
1. The one that I WISH “they” were right about:
Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). I would LOVE to look like her, but alas, I don’t think they remember quite how stunningly gorgeous she is:
Ha. Not even close. But I wish.
2. The one old enough to be my Grandmother:
Ali MacGraw (Love Story). A lot of people thought I looked like her when I was a young teenager (probably before Mom taught me how to
mow pluck my eyebrows), so Mom rented “Love Story” for me to see.
Unfortunately for her, she forgot how unbelievably foul-mouthed Ali MacGraw was in that movie, so I didn’t get to see the horribly sad ending. Darn.
3. The one that if you agree with, I will never speak to you again:
Gretchen Wilson (Country Singer). Seriously – I am not IN THE LEAST desirous of looking like the self-proclaimed epitome of the Redneck Woman. Please, PLEASE no.
Meg White from The White Stripes (Rock band). It’s not quite as obvious in these pictures, but when I saw their music video Seven Nation Army, I would have totally believed it was me if I knew how to play drums..
So…which one DO I look like, if any? Just don’t say Gretchen Wilson. Unless that you want me to tell you that YOU look JUST like Jocelyne Wildenstein:
I’m sorry- I didn’t mean to make you throw up your thanksgiving leftovers. I promise – you look NOTHING like Mrs. W. Just don’t have twenty-eleven plastic surgeries and I think you’ll be just fine.
But more importantly, who DO you get told that you look just like?