People aren’t as unique as they want to believe. Nearly all of us have been in a situation where we’re walking around town and we spot someone who looks exactly like a friend of ours. Or even us. It’s a very peculiar feeling to realize that we’re not alone. That there’s at least 1 person out there who is our copy. Our twin. Our doppelganger.
Do you know what’s awesome? Looking just like a celebrity. Plenty of other people think so, which is why they became part of the ‘Same de la Same’ Instagram community that is dedicated to sharing celebrity lookalike photos with the entire world. We’ve picked out some of the best pictures, so upvote the ones that left an impression, and share this post with your pals to see whether they notice the photos aren’t of real celebrities. And let us know in the comments what celebrity your friends think you look like (for example, some of my pals think I look a bit like Keanu Reeves).
Bored Panda interviewed ‘Same de la Same’s’ creator Freddy Slivinski to learn more about the community of celebrity lookalikes. Make sure to scroll down for our full in-depth interview with him.
31-year-old Freddy told Bored Panda that he was born in Uruguay, but moved to Israel when he was 14. He got married a month ago and works as a copywriter. “I love to think about cool and different ideas and to create new things. I wanted to create an Instagram page that everyone in the world would know about and to make it one of the biggest communities.”
“I thought a lot about different ideas for different pages and suddenly I remember a game that I used to play with my twin brother that we loved to play. The game was to look at people on the street, mall, beach, or elsewhere and find someone famous that looks like him. A strange game, but it was fun,” Freddy explained how the idea for ‘Same de la Same’ came to him.
“When I remembered this game, I decided to create a page, a community of ‘real people’ that look like celebrities, singers, actors, athletes, politicians, and other famous people. When I created the page, I discovered these people’s amazing and cool stories.”
Freddy continued to reveal what he learned about these celebrity lookalikes: “I discovered the amazing life of lookalikes. They live like stars, like rock stars: they act in commercials, sing on shows, go on TV programs, they make money just because of this. They are like famous celebrities, and only because they look like them. So I decided that I want everyone in the world to know about their amazing stories. I want to bring these amazing stories to the entire world.”
When asked by Bored Panda how many doppelgangers he thinks we all have on Planet Earth, Freddy replied that there’s ‘at least’ 1 person out there somewhere who is almost our carbon copy: “I'm sure that everyone has a doppelganger and that everyone can find some resemblance with a celebrity or a famous person.”
Ironically, Freddy and his friends don’t know what celebrity he resembles. But he hasn’t given up hope and knows they’ll find someone sooner or later: “When that happens, I hope they will find some handsome and cool celebrity.”
Freddy also loves the idea of events where people compete to see who looks, acts, and sounds most like a particular celebrity. “It sounds like so much fun!”
“I discovered that followers and people in general really like lookalikes because it entertains them. And of course, they love their stories because the truth is that everyone dreams of looking like celebrities and living like rock stars,” Freddy of ‘Same de la Same’ mused.
Furthermore, he had a message for all potential celebrity lookalikes: “Don’t be ashamed to send me a picture if you think that you, your family member, or friend look like a celebrity. Maybe you’ll discover that you really look like a celebrity and you will start living like a rock star as well. I just want to make a page that everyone knows in the world because of its special and exclusive content, not just for the likes. I love to tell stories. I try to tell interesting stories about special and different people.”