Last week, my friend met a guy who she instantly clicked with. I was happy for her, since her last break up had been a pretty rough one, and was excited that she was excited. Because I am a visual person, I told her to pull up a photo of him on Facebook so I could put a face to the name. I was amazed by what I saw: the dude looked exactly like the Bachelor.
You know what I mean, right? Most of the guys that appear on that show look remarkably alike, with their chiseled features and sandy blonde hair and yadda yadda yadda. This guy looked exactly like that; in fact, the way he was posing in the picture, it would have been so easy to Photoshop a rose into his hand and BAM! That’s the next poster for The Bachelor, Season 98345. It doesn’t help he also flies planes in his spare time. Don’t all the Bachelors do that, too?
If not for the show, I never would have thought of the guy this way. He was definitely handsome, but the Bachelor was all I could think about when I looked at him. I have other friends who somewhat resemble celebrities. Back in high school, my good friend was often asked by little kids if she was Britney Spears; the weird thing was, they would ask her while she was bagging groceries during her after school job. Another friend’s husband seriously looks just like Kevin Bacon; one day, I am going to place a dinner reservation under the name of “Bacon,” just to see what people do when we all walk up to the hostess desk.
With all of them, I’ve known them for so long that it just seems normal for people to think they are someone famous; it’s different with this guy, because I haven’t even met him in real life. I am not going to hold my feelings against him, but I’m just glad I don’t look like anyone famous, especially someone who is actually infamous and only known for doing something bad. I love my non-celebrity-looking-self, thank you very much.
If someone reminds you of someone famous, do you instantly project that persona upon the person? Do you look like someone famous and get stopped on the street? Share your stories!