News, but not the serious kind
Earn big money with a familiar face?
Blog Guy, I notice you wrote about a Joe DiMaggio lookalike yesterday.
The lookalike game intrigues me. Can you provide some details, so I can see if I might want to pursue a career at that?
Sure, but who do you look like?
Me? Nobody yet, but I figured I’d take some courses or something.
Well, I think it helps if nature gives you a head start.
Like see, the people in these photos here look like Prince William and his fiancée, Kate Middleton, so they’re in for a great ride, eating free fried chicken at places that comp meals for members of the royal family.
But who hires lookalikes?
Lots of people. Journalists, for starters.
We shot this entire William and Kate lookalike wedding in London yesterday, totally bypassing the hassle of having to go to the real thing. Now we’ve got hundreds of shots ready to go when the big day comes, and we can just stay at home and drink good single malt Scotch!
Damn! I SO want in on that! How do you know so much about the lookalike business, anyway?
I myself have hired a very expensive lookalike, whose photo appears with my blog. This way, nobody knows what I really look like.
But if he’s really a lookalike, don’t you look like that guy?
Top: Lookalikes of Kate Middleton, Britain’s Prince William and Queen Elizabeth eat chicken in a fast food store during a media event in London, April 1, 2011.
Left and right: Lookalikes pose for photographers as they arrive for a book signing event at a bookshop, in London, April 1, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Stefan Wermuth