Doppelganger Week On Facebook: What Celebrity Do I Look Like?
It is Doppelganger Week on Facebook and it has many people wondering, "What celebrity do I look like?" You can use a celebrity look alike generator to find out. Users are asked to change their profile picture to someone famous that they have been told they look like. The word "doppelganger" comes from German and stands for the double or look-alike of a person. It is not clear who initiated this new Facebook meme, but some sources say Bob Patel is the man behind the Doppelganger Week. Who started Doppelganger Week?
The basic premise is that everyone has been told at least once in their lifetime that they resemble a celebrity. Nonetheless, people seem to be slow to pick this one up, perhaps because of the potential narcissistic undertones and a lack of any cause that goes with it. Some people also seem to be stumped about what celebrity they really look like.
The campaign message reads:
It's Doppelgänger week on Facebook; change your profile picture to someone famous (actor, musician, athlete, etc.) you have been told you look like. After you update your profile with your twin or switched at birth photo then cut/paste this to your status.
The most recent successful viral trend on Facebook was the bra colour status updates to raise awareness about breast cancer. The trend picked up very quickly and left many men perplexed over the colour updates, as only women were targeted and informed.
It remains to be seen if the doppelganger effect will outcompete the bra colour campaign.