May 23, 2002
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Does everyone have a twin lurking around somewhere? Look-A-Likes seems to think so - they hire out wannabe doppelgangers and tribute artists for all your fake celebrity needs. The resemblance is uncanny in some instances (Xena and George Michael spring to mind). And be sure to visit what I think is the first version of their site.
posted by iconomy (14 comments total)

Wow, the site at that first link is pretty badly designed. All your content in a tiny box? Guess they don't have big monitors...
posted by benh57 at 6:45 AM on May 23, 2002

Some of those people don't look anything like the celebrities they are supposed to be portraying. Like that "Pamela Anderson" woman. Not a chance.
posted by animoller at 7:40 AM on May 23, 2002

yeah but some of them are *scary*. Check out the Catherine Zeta-Jones, if she ain't the real one then my name's not Bernard Cribbens.
posted by vbfg at 7:50 AM on May 23, 2002

posted by pracowity at 8:05 AM on May 23, 2002

Dammit, I love counterfeit celebrities. Here's a shot of two I spotted in LA. And here's the site of the best Shatner lookalike (warning! MIDI!), as seen in Trekkies.
posted by D at 8:07 AM on May 23, 2002

Like that "Pamela Anderson" woman. Not a chance.

Heh. You're right, but I doubt anyone cares.


Bottle-blonde hair
Alarming tits
Red swimsuit
posted by Skot at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2002

The resemblance is uncanny in some instances (Xena and George Michael spring to mind).

I don't think Xena looks anything like George Michael. Maybe it's just me.
posted by FreezBoy at 8:33 AM on May 23, 2002

The Gwen Stefani one looks like a ugly man at that.
posted by mkelley at 8:46 AM on May 23, 2002

Alarming tits

I'd actually like a tit alarm...or a detector, at least....
posted by jonmc at 9:09 AM on May 23, 2002

My favorite was Bill Clinton: On his own, or with "Hilary" and/or "Monica." Ha!
posted by mariko at 9:25 AM on May 23, 2002

The best description has to be that of the Jerry Springer lookalike, fueled by a mistaken/typo-ed cliche (emphasis mine):

"The king of the 'no holes barred' American talk show. 'Jerry Springer' available for personal appearances, presentations etc."
posted by Dreama at 4:13 PM on May 23, 2002

I feel sorry for the Michael Jackson look alike. The upkeep must be horrendous.
posted by crunchland at 5:06 PM on May 23, 2002

My father owns a modest celebrity-impersonator/look-a-like business here in South Texas, and you'd really be surprised at how many people either/or (a) look like celebrities, (b) sound like celebrities, (c) pay for said look-a-likes to appear at a party/bar-mitzvah/wedding/anniversary/office function/etc. His most popular talents usually are "Cher," "Elvis," "Jacko,", and "Liza." Some of them are truly breathtaking in their ability to mimic their chosen celebrity, while others are just...uh...lame.
posted by davidmsc at 11:42 PM on May 24, 2002

That's fine for your Dad, making a buck off the by-products of the celebrity machine. But as for his clients: what sort of person wants a fake Cher, Elvis, Jacko, or Liza traipsing about the place? If any of the real ones showed up at one of our parties, we'd either abuse him or show him the door. (Well, maybe Dead Elvis could stay, just out of curiosity. "What sort of doughnuts do they make you eat in hell, Elvis?")
posted by pracowity at 6:40 AM on May 25, 2002

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