Like many of us, you’ve probably had someone at some point saying
There’s someone else out there who has the same face as you
According to you, it’s probably Brad Pitt or Natalie Portman. But in all likelihood, it’s probably a normal person somewhere across the world you’ll never meet. With 7.4 billion people on the planet, there’s bound to be someone else out there who shares some of your features!
Regardless, every year on this very day we celebrate National Look Alike Day. It’s the perfect day to try to convince people your doppelgänger is a celebrity, instead of that completely normal person you bumped into at the supermarket.
National Look Alike Day dates back to the 1980s when a television reporter, Jack Etzel, and a photographer, Rick Minutello, were desperately looking for a light feature for the news. Rick said, “This guy coming toward us looks like Humphrey Bogart.” They decided to interview him and ask who according to other people he looked like. They spent a couple of hours asking others the same question. The next day Etzel got in touch with the Chase Calendar of Events people and proclaimed that the 20th of April would be “Look Alike Day” for the next ten years.
This day was created as a fun day to pick out someone you will see today or select a celebrity and dress up like them. Fix your hair like their’s and talk like them all day long! Have fun with National Look Alike Day and post your pictures on Social Media using #NationalLookALikeDay.
For this year’s National Look Alike Day we chose one of the most important top models of the fashion industry and a true fashion icon, Kate Moss. Her iconic all-in-black style is a look that is not too difficult to copy.