I've never really understood the allure of the celebrity lookalike.
I mean seriously, paying someone because they just coincidentally bear a striking resemblance ... some more so than others ... to someone who's famous? Nup, don't get it at all.
Take the British woman who has earned over three hundred thousand pounds pretending to be Britney Spears! Seriously, that's like four hundred and fifty thousand dollars! All for pretending to be, lets be honest, a semi washed up crazy woman.
And to be completely honest, there's really not that much of a resemblance if the photos in the article are to be believed. Sweetie, just because you're blonde and you cut your hair like her, that doesn't mean you're her celebrity lookalike. How on earth did you con anyone into paying you to attend their events! Hell, I wouldn't pay the REAL Britney Spears twenty bucks to attend something I was hosting, let alone shell out thousands to someone who only looks a little bit like her ... at the right angle ... in the right light.
Of course, I seem to be in the minority. If the sheer number of them is anything to go by, being a celebrity lookalike is a good job. People pay you to pretend to be someone famous, and even then they're probably not expecting you to be any good at it. After all, it's all about the novelty factor of your genetics.
Gordon Ramsay dwarf porn star? No, seriously, there was a guy who suffered from dwarfism who was the spitting image of Gordon Ramsay, that really bad tempered TV chef. And in what I can only call a breathtaking act of stereotyping, he decided to use that fact as his hook to get into the porn industry.
Unfortunately before his no doubt uber-successful porn career could really take off, he died under mysterious circumstances and his body was found in a badger den somewhere in Wales.
Yeah, I know it's bad form to laugh. After all, a guy died. But come on ... dwarf porn star ... badger den ... Gordon Ramsay ... I'm only human!