Who Do you Look Like?
I was tagged by Stacie-Deanne to tell folks who I have been said to look like. I can't ever remember not being told that I look like these folks. I have had interesting things happened to me. I have been asked for autographs. People have asked me to pose for pictures and I have been chased in the airport. I see no resemblance though...I look too much like my mother.
These are pictures of Kelly Price
Some said you look like Stephanie Mills...I once ran for queen of Illinois State University and received more than twenty calls, saying you sing like her and you look like her too. My husband said that when we first got married, I looked like Stephanie's twin. I was much smaller then.
I love Patti LaBelle but never thought we looked alike. Once my husband and I was at a restaurant eating and everyone was staring at me. My husband said, "they think you are famous". We wondered who they thought I was...when we got up to leave-folks rushed to me and said, "Patti can we get your autograph." Mind you Patti is at least in her early sixties which would make me more than twenty plus years younger. This happened about 9 years ago. Though I must say-she really looks great!
Regina is a favorite too, but I do not look like her either. In Washington D.C. on a business trip, I was hounded for autographs because folks actually thought I was Regina. This was after the Aladdin movie when she won a grammy for that song.
It's flattering for people to think I look like someone. I don't wear make up but I wear lipstick and eye liner. It's interesting that these people are always seen in heavy make-up and I am compared to them. The funny thing is this: I am a columnist and author, so often my face is in the local papers. Sometimes I think people recognizes me because of that but sometimes they say things like, "why didn't you speak to me when you were riding the Bi-State bus?" That's too funny because I have not ridden a bus in 20 years. This means that there is someone here who looks just like me too.
Now I tag:DeeDee, Pinkandroses, Princess Dominique and Reuben.