Separated at Birth: Celeb Lookalikes

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 16, 2009

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With their identical blowouts and eyelash-grazing bangs, haute Hollywood wife Keisha Whitaker and supermodel Selita Ebanks couldn’t look more alike.

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Singer Amerie and mogul mom Kimora Lee Simmons have identical long, black locks, apple cheeks, and almond eyes. If Amerie ran a multi-million dollar company and Kimora sang, we’d swear they were the same person.

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The spiky cut, the drop earrings, the smoky bronze eyeshadow—Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss and rap pioneer MC Lyte look like long-lost sisters. First cousins, at least.

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Actresses Keke Palmer and Gabrielle Union have identical almond-shaped eyes, milk chocolate skin and rosy cheeks.

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With her lush, dark waves and sultry eyes, Melrose Place actress Jessica Lucas looks like a modern-day Vanity (but infinitely more wholesome). “Last Dragon” remake, anyone?

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With their light eyes, pert noses and heart-shaped lips, actresses Eva Marcille and Vanessa Williams look like the world’s most gorgeous mother/daughter duo.

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Kerry Washington is definitely channeling a 1960s-era Diahann Carrol here, with her fierce bouffant, liquid liner and lush lips.

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Supermodels Liya Kebede and Waris Dirie have more than delicate bone structure in common—they’re both African (Liya’s Ethiopian; Waris is Somali), they’re both human rights activists and they both landed historical beauty contracts (Liya was the first woman of color to sign with Estee Lauder, and in the ‘80s, Waris was the face of both Revlon and L’Oreal).

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Platinum-selling singers Mariah Carey and Leona Lewis share more than a pitch-perfect pop sensibility—they have identical side-parted blonde tresses, alabaster complexions, and almond-shaped eyes. If only Nick Cannon had a twin.


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