This is an update of a post I made long ago on my private blog:
Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone famous? I always think it is so interesting to hear other people's perceptions of your appearance.
I was once told that I was a "dead ringer" for Sandra Bullock, which was completely baffling. This was several years ago when I was blonde with very short hair. Sandra Bullock has very distinctive (and beautiful) features none of which are shared by me.
Fast forward another few years (still blond) I was told I look like Kate Hudson which, while being a huge compliment, I couldn't really take seriously since I look nothing like her.
The only thing I have in common with Sandra Bullock and Kate Hudson is a very loud laugh.
Last week, I had 3 girls tell me I looked exactly like Kate Middleton. Duchess of Cambridge. Maybe you've heard of her.
All three girls were in Elementary school and sitting across from me on the bus on the way to a field trip, so it's safe to assume the reason that all three agreed was probably some form of peer pressure. The only thing Kate and I have in common is brownish hair. I'll still take it as a compliment. Even if it's not even close to being true.
Sometimes I suppose it is similar mannerisms or a particular feature. Every time I see Drew Barrymore, I think of my sister just older than me. And Amanda Peet reminds me of my oldest sister. Not that they are long long twins, they just share some trait or another. Occasionally, you get a true dead-ringer, as in the case of one of my brother-in-laws, who looks just like Tobey Maguire, but better looking.
On a similar note, once out with friends we all started talking about who we "wished" we looked like - not that we are not all beautiful ladies and completely happy with our appearance. It was fun to hear every one's "wish." We had an Audrey Hepburn, Faith Hill, and Michelle Pfeiffer. If you knew each of the friends who choose these, you would see how similar they are personality-wise to their "wish." It took me a couple of minutes to come up with who I would like to look like and then it hit me (duh!): Meg Ryan (from her Sleepless in Seattle/You've Got Mail days.)
Please feel free to comment on:
1)who you've been told you look like.
2)who you wouldn't mind looking like.