What’s My Name? Rihanna Lookalike Makes Thousands Of Dollars On Resemblance

November 24, 2014  |  

Celebrity lookalikes can make pretty good money. And that’s what a Rihanna lookalike is doing.

Boston-based, 22-year-old Andele Lara is often mistaken for the pop star, so now she’s cashing in on the uncanny resemblance. “The comments started in my sophomore year. My friend had a magazine with Rihanna on the cover. He held it up to my face and was like, ‘You look like her!’” Lara told the Daily Mail.

When people started asking Lara for photos and autographs, she knew she had something. And, brands hire Lara to represent them and their products because she looks like the singer. According to Lara, she was paid $20,000 by clothing companies to endorse their products. She has also promoted sneakers, mascara, and hair accessories. “I know I could happily give up my part-time job and studies to have a career as a Rihanna lookalike,” Lara told the Daily Mail.

There is a downside. Just like the real celebrity, Lara has her own stalkers. She says sometimes she’s been followed to work.

While that can be a bit dangerous, Lara says she doesn’t plan on stopping her lookalike career. And she hopes to meet the star one day: “I would love to meet Ri-Ri and take a selfie with her!”

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