I find that certain mannerisms, style or looks trigger the need to find and connect similarities in people’s eyes, when they cross your path.
In high school a buddy class clown called me Sandy-Meli because he thought I looked like Sandra Bullock. My high school BFF Ernie called me Alanis for that one video she came out with a crazy braid hairdo. In the last month or so I’ve gotten the 3 below.

Johnny Depp (in “Benny & Joon”) as I do wear a hat rather frequently and my hair is super messy lately. BTW I love that film.
Alicia Keys while watching the Grammy’s, Janet said I remind her of Alicia’s recent looks and her overall appearance and attitude.
Björk from a very cool sidecar driver in the city (Sidecar is a ride-sharing app, based here in SF).
2 from people very close to me and 1 from a stranger.

Very flattering, indeed.

The Björk one is rather weird – 20 years ago when this video came out, my half-brother who is 8 years older than me, used to say that she looked cookie crazy just like me dancing. He also teased me with the bumble-bee kid in Blind Melon’s “No Rain” because I used to tap dance. ← True story.
I fell in love with Rock & Roll and a vast variety of music because of him, even before reaching my teens.

Have you been told you look like someone else or a famous personality, or that you have a doppelganger out there?


// Image sources: 1. Johnny Depp / 2. Alicia Keys / 3. Björk