Celebrity look alike: a curse or a blessing?

Some people could only wish to look like their favourite actor or model but for others it’s what nightmares are made of.

Does the prospect of free nights out, glamour and attention sound appealing to you? Us too! But how long before you just want to leave the house with no bother?

Celebrity doubles have hit the headlines recently with the likes of Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne finding their very own look-alikes. Harry Styles has dozens, even one who is only two years old.

Some don’t see the resemblance themselves and try to ignore comments in the hope that people will soon forget. But others, like Taylor Swift doppelganger Morgan Jensen, reel in the attention.

Morgan poses with ‘fans’ outside Taylor Swift’s concerts and even the pop star herself mixed both of them up after seeing a picture online saying: “Lol I thought that was me.”

Here at Cavendish Press we’ve set up photo-shoots and interviewed look-alikes, including David Beckham and Brad Pitt, who have experienced the highlife for themselves and shared their own stories.

Andy Harmer, the most successful of the many David Beckham lookalikes, who earns a living by passing himself off as the real thing, admitted life wasn’t so bad.

With his trademark tattoos, striking good looks and ever-changing hair styles it’s easy to understand how Andy is earning up to £75,000 a year.

But what about the partners of these lookalikes, how do they cope with day-to-day life?

Some accept their other half’s job and reap the benefits with them, but most hate the constant attention from other men or women. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if these celebrity doubles struggled to keep up a steady relationship.

Andy’s girlfriend spoke to us about her own struggles that come with dating such a high-profile look-alike. She told Cavendish Press how fed up she gets of the attention her partner receives on a daily basis from other women and some men too.

Have you ever been mistaken for a celebrity or does your partner get so much attention on a night out that you end up going home early? Get in touch with us here at Cavendish Press - we’d love to hear from you. We can even pay you a good fee if we place your story in a national magazine or newspaper.

Give our features editor Kerry a call on 0161 237 1066 or email [email protected]