We’ve all heard that there are apparently 7 other people who look like us in the whole world, but it’s very rare that you’ll actually find your doppelganger. But with 7 billion people in the world, the chances of finding your look-alike is literally one in a billion.
But, for Alexia Maier, finding her doppelganger wasn’t that hard, or like at all. Well, it helps if you look like one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Alexia, a 17-year old model from Florida, looks exactly like Jennifer Lawrence, it’s quite uncanny. But, the strangest part is that Alexia herself didn’t have any idea of her resemblance until strangers started approaching her for autographs.
Just imagine walking down the road minding your own business and random people started coming up to you for autographs and pictures. It must have been a really weird experience.
At first, Alexia thought people were just joking with her, but she finally accepted her likeness to the star when she began receiving dozens of comments when out and about.
She said, “At first I thought it was a joke when people started saying I looked like Jennifer Lawrence. But when I started getting dozens of comments about my J-Law similarities, I started to realise it myself.”
She resembles J-Law so much that when she tells people she’s not her, a lot of times they don’t even believe her.
But, according to her, she has to go through this whole cycle at places where the real Jennifer Ponte Vedra Lawrence could actually be, and not in her hometown of. She said, “In my hometown, people know they’re not going to see a real celebrity. So, I’ve been told I look like her, but never confused.”
But, other places, it’s not that easy.
She added, “When visiting New York, people will ask me for autographs. I think one of my favourite examples is when a woman said ‘Jennifer, I’m your biggest fan!’ I told her, ‘I’m not Jennifer!’ but the woman immediately said, ‘Are you sure?’ I’ll never forget her reaction. At first it was surprise, then awe, then disappointment.”
Despite her uncanny resemblance (or maybe because of it), Alexia is not a fan of J-Law, which is honestly quite rare. It seems like everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence, because she’s so awkward and relatable, right? Her awkwardness is so genuine and not at all made up for her image. Sorry, that was a little off topic.
Coming back to Alexia, she said, “I know this is not the answer people are expecting from me, but I am not a fan. Even so, I can acknowledge that Jennifer has definitely impacted my life in strange ways. I got a lot of attention in the first couple years of high school because of my similarities to her.”
She went on, “I was also subjected to a lot of online attention when I was pretty young, good and bad, but both have managed to help shape me as a person.”
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Well, let’s see if the real J-Law finally meets her teenage doppelganger, and hopefully, she gets to know about it, because she might have found a new vacation spot in Ponte Vedra, where she won’t be recognized that much.