It’s Like Looking Into A Mirror

My friend Meleah wrote a post a while back about some of the celebrity look-a-likes in her family. It got me thinking.

I’m a look-a-like. Seriously. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times people have told me “You look just like *insert obscure family member’s friend’s cousin’s psycho ex-con stalker”. I have one of those faces.

The first time I posted a picture of myself, my friend Jen said I looked like her cousin. She used the word adorable, which was a relief, because normally when I hear “You look just like so-and-so” it is followed by “and I really hate that bitch!”.

Brooke Shields

At least she doesn't still have the unibrow going on!

My aunt, the sweet, half-blind dear, used to tell me I looked like Brooke Shields back when Brooke was attempting to make the unibrow the latest in fashion accessories. Don’t get me wrong, Brooke was and is a beautiful woman, but I was never sure if my aunt meant I was pretty or if all she could see were my eyebrows.

Janeane Garofalo

See? Move her away from Uma and she doesn't even remotely resemble dog poop.

When I started dying my hair black, some of the people I worked with at the time told me I looked like Janeane Garofalo. One of the guys specified that I looked like her, but prettier. See, she had recently done a movie with Uma Thurman where she played the ugly duckling to Thurman’s swan, so I think he wanted to make sure my feelings weren’t hurt. They weren’t. I think most people look like dog poop standing next to Uma Thurman, and I liked Janeane, thought she was pretty funny.

My friend MikeWJ once told me the girl from the T-Mobile commercials, the one in the pink dress, reminded him of me. C’mon! Seriously, she’s like, 20 10 5 years younger than me, 20 10 5 pounds lighter! Ok, so maybe it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch, except for the dress. I mean, really. A pink dress?!

T Mobile Girl

Ok, maybe I'd wear pink if I looked like that. Maybe.

Evangeline Lilly

I admit, it worked for a little while.

And then there’s Jepeto. Jepeto and I were devoted LOST fans. So when he started telling me that Evangeline Lilly looked like me, I assumed it was just wishful thinking on his part. Or he was just trying to get laid. Or both. Probably both. But he was insistant, and stills claims to this day that she looks like me.

So, what do you think? Am I a celebrity look-a-like or just a girl surrounded by people who were drunk, on drugs, in need of drugs and looking to get lucky?

Brooke and Me

Suddenly I really want to trim my eyebrows.


Janeane and Me

Why do I suddenly feel like dog poop?

T Mobile and Me

Nope. I'll never wear a pink dress.


Evangeline and Me

Yup. Jepeto's full of crap.

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  • I think:
    Possibly (definitely not dog poop)

    But then most people go by facial expressions along with looks, so I can’t really tell.  I also don’t know who any of them are, so who am I to judge? 😉

  • I’m going with pink dress girl.  It’s the eyes and the mouth.  I wouldn’t go with a bright pink, but you’d look lovely in a soft pink.  It’s a pretty flattering color on pretty much everyone.   But why would you want to look like anyone else?  They should want to look like you!

  • Ooooh – I had that ‘unibrow’ problem growing up!  Eeek!

    I dunno … I just don’t see much of a resemblance with any of them other than Janeane – you share the same eye shape, sort of.  Other than that, nah.

    So tell us, what is your real hair colour?  Inquiring minds …


  • I still have pretty full brows and keep thinking I should do something about them but then never get around to it. Ah, well.

    My real hair colour is….not black. 🙂

  • Actually, I have a hard time with light or pastel colours. I end up looking washed out. I don’t really want to look like anyone else but I seem to bring out that “Hey you look just like…” in other people. Thank you for the compliment! 🙂

  • I never really saw any of the supposed resemblances myself, but then I might be a little subjective! They’re all models or actresses, which is also why I question people’s judgement!

  • Holy crap! I don’t know who you look like, but you’re hot, as long as I’ve been following I’ve only seen your feet. No wonder Linda picked you to be a sister wife!

  • Well I must be blind, cuz I’m not seeing you looking like anybody. Maybe if I saw you in real life (HINT! HINT!) I could better assess it.

  • I’ve posted pictures of my feet? I must have been drunk at the time!

    Thank you for that sweet compliment Madge!

  • LOL, that was very discreet of you Margaret. 🙂 I’ll see what I can do!

  • Definitely, a girl surrounded by people who were drunk, on drugs, in need of drugs and looking to get lucky – but as long as they are comparing you to pretty women and not the dog down the road your good.

  • I dunno… maybe if I squinted, you’d look like that chick from the T Mobile commercials.  But really, you look just like you!

  • These models and actresses have teams of makeup artists and lighting people working on them to make them look beautiful. Take that away and I bet you’d give them a run for their money!

  • I think Jepeto was sick of playing with his puppet (That’s a Pinocchio joke, just in case) and wanted to play with you instead.

    Has nobody suggested Michelle Rodriguez?

  • I think you are absolutely beautiful! And you look better than ALL of those celebrities! 

  • I guess it was your feet in zombie shoes. 🙂 I don’t think you were drunk, but I don’t know you all that well either.

  • Not one of those women have anything over you.  You did happen to notice that everyone compared you to really beautiful celebs. That tells you something. I get compared to Lassie and occasionally Rin Tin Tin.  (the RTT comments are from really old people)

    Ohh …before I forget…You have been tagged over in a game at my blog. Come and play if you want. (no pressure).  http://artofbeingconflicted.com

  • You’re so sweet Babs! Thank you. 🙂

  • Um, ok, then we’ll say I wasn’t drunk. Much. 🙂

  • That’s what I thought too, Sheila!

  • Funny, I don’t see any of the so-called resemblances either but I get them all the time.

  • Hah! Jepeto never tires of playing with his puppet 🙂

    Nope, and I’m pretty sure nobody ever would either!

  • Ah, sweet thing, you are too kind! I appreciate the compliment (even if it is completely biased!)

  • Thank you Cheryl, that’s very sweet of you! And I don’t believe for a moment that anyone would compare you to Lassie or RTT!!

    I’ll stop by and check it out after work…

  • I’m not see any resemblance here either.  They’re all pretty ladies and so are you.  

  • It’s not biased. It’s 100% true!

  • Those broads aren’t even cute next to you.  You have that “sultry” thing going.  Of all of them, I’m afraid I have to agree with Jepeto.  She’s the closest, but Baby, it’s still not even close.  Leave the full brows alone.  Your eyes are stunning!  And the brows frame them perfectly.

  • donnyosmondforever

    So did Jepeto get laid that night ?  I think it’s the freckles ? 
    Anyway, I mentioned some time ago that I had watched an episode of Criminal Minds and that a guest actrice looked a lot like you…she played an alcholic…no implication whatsoever !  She is none other than Ann Cusack (related to the other famous Cusacks). 
    I have also gotten my share of ‘you look like so and so’…Julia Ormond (a few people think so), Demi Moore (that came from a date and I think he suffers from the same condition as Jepeto, canigetintoherpants syndrome), and Julia Roberts (that one came from a Japanese student and I think that he thinks that all caucasian women look like Julia Roberts). 
    Personally, I wish I could like like Catherine Zeta Jones !!!

  • I’m actually kind of relieved I’m not the only one who doesn’t think I look like any of them! Not that it would be bad to look like them, the reverse really! I’m not making much sense, am I? Nevermind! Thank you for the lovely compliment! 🙂

  • LOL! I think what you’re saying, in the end, is that I have a face a virtual mother could love! Thanks hon!

  • Nice girls don’t tell. So, yeah, he did! 🙂

    The guy on the cover of Mad Magazine has freckles too. What are you trying to say, exactly?

    Wow, an alcoholic that looked like me. That’s quite a stretch. Cough.

    Julia Ormond, Demi Moore and Julia Roberts! Those are very different looks…are you a chameleon? Cathy Z-J is a beauty, just so long as looking like her doesn’t land you Michael Douglas!

  • You really are the sweetest! Thank you <3

  • xooxox

  • I see a little of you in all of those pictures!  I think Evangeline Lilly is one of the most beautiful women on the planet… but after seeing you two together, I think she needs to step down.  🙂

  • Ha! Thank you Katherine, that’s so nice of you to say… and I’ll be sure to let Evangeline know that. 🙂

  • Jepeto

    It got me laid 🙂

  • donnyosmondforever

    You’re shameless !  But you know that and are proud of it ! 

  • WaitaminuteWaitaminute…[putting on reading glasses]…yeppers ya’ look like all of em’!  Cept purdah’er!  🙂

  • Anonymous

    Well you sure don’t look like dog poop, that’s for sure. There, I’m glad we cleared that up.

  • Aw, thanks Don! 🙂

  • Whew! What a relief! Thanks for that glowing endorsement NoName!

  • Jepeto

    What does shameless mean? Oh wait i’ll be back, gotta go poo.

  • Jepeto

    What does shameless mean? Oh wait i’ll be back, gotta go poo.

  • donnyosmondforever

    Bring a dictionary for reading material.

  • Thank god there was a pic of you! I had no idea how I was going to go back to June 2010 to find the “real you”…yes, I went to the post you linked to this one…see I do LOVE you! But then you had a post about American Idol, and I didn’t watch it, so I didn’t feel part of the gang…sniff…But actually, you look like my childhood friend Michelle, who is terribly beautiful! So there!

  • LOL! I’m glad I didn’t leave you hanging!! I’m also SO relieved that you still love me 🙂

    I actually didn’t watch American Idol either, not really. I would catch just enough to write posts making fun of the contenstants or the judges!!

    I like Michelle already 🙂

  • I tried watching American Idol because I totally dig Steven Tyler, even though he’s old and decrepid, AND Jeniffer Lopez is my female crush. But then she would cry and he would be stupid, so I had to stop. And you are very pretty!!! I’m so excited to have seen a pic of you! I hate when bloggers are all secretive about who they are. Here I am half-naked and they’re all “You can’t see me because you might kidnap me!” Ya. It’s embarrassing…


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