If Kate Upton is your doppelganger, you’ve been dealt a pretty good hand. Perhaps not a hand as good as Upton herself, but good. Ania Korkh, a Russian woman who bares a striking resemblance to the gorgeous Sports Illustrated cover girl, decided Hey! Why should Upton be the only gal wearing a fur-hooded parka with nothing underneath? So she tweeted her own version. And even Upton herself thinks the impersonation is uncanny.
After tweeting the photo, along with the message: “Me as Kate Upton @kateupton #doppelganger,” Upton herself retweeted the pic with the word “Amazing!”
Sports Illustrated‘s Swim Daily interviewed Ania, who’s a student at Vancouver’s Capilano University, and she said: “I’ve been told I look like her in the past, but when the SI issue came out and she was wearing the same jacket that is hanging in my closet, I knew it had to be done. I didn’t think anyone except my friends would ever see it.” (Sure.) Read more…
According to folklore, everybody’s got a doppleganger running around somewhere in the world. A doppleganger, depending on how you choose to interpret it, is either your exact twin, or your exact opposite — your alter ego. Oh, let’s just go to the Wikipedia definition:
In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger is a paranormal double of a living person, typically representing evil or misfortune. In modern vernacular, the word has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person.
The word also is used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. Doppelgängers often are perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and are regarded by some to be harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person’s friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one’s own doppelgänger is an omen of death.
The you that is not you but yet exactly you. Also, death? GREAT. And in Huffington Post comedy writer Julie Gerstenblatt I believe I’ve found that person. Keep reading »