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Have you been told you look like a celebrity?

And if so, whom?
Were you flattered, or totally depressed?

Wed. Feb 22, 5:11pm

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I posted this in my group, but I thought it would be good to share with others as well...


I think I must be finally making some progress in my overall fitness.

Okay, the following is silly, but hey, It made me feel good:

About a year or 2 ago, someone told me I looked Just like Margaret Cho.... I wasn't too pleased because at the time, she was still on the chunkier side of things...(on top of this, my boss & I were at a donut shop)...

Well, a few days ago, a lady told me she though I looked like Michelle Kwan!! Silly isn't it??? I told her I didn't look anything like her, but she insisted that I looked a lot like her. So I decided to thank her for making my day...

(never mind the old "we all look alike" thoughts that flashed in my head for a brief moment...

So, I guess I'm starting to slim down more in the face... and although it's a silly thing, I really felt good to know that I don't look quite as chunky as I did 2 years ago.... :-) And I'm totally honored to look like a world class ice skater (even though I really look nothing like her!)

Now, if someone says I look like Lisa Liu down the road, then I know I will have progressed beyond thin.....


Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 5:15 PM

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I've been told that I look like Sandra Bullock, which I don't like b/c I think she's kind of odd looking (though everyone else seems to think she's pretty), or Neve Campbell, which I also don't like b/c I think she always looks like she's about to cry!

Funny about the "we all look alike" thing - my fiance (we're both Jewish) is constantly told that he looks like Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Stiller, or various other Jewish actors, but those are the big two! When he starts getting fed up, or just wants to make someone feel uncomfortable b/c it's funny, he'll respond with "Don't you know, all us Jews look alike!" Peoples' reactions are hilarious!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 5:38 PM

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When I was in college (10 years ago) someone insisted I looked like Madeline Stowe. Does anyone even remember her? No one says that anymore! 10 years of marriage, 2 babies and 15 extra pounds will do that to you! :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 5:49 PM

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I get "a chubby Irish version of Christina Ricci" from a lot of people - huge eyes and big forehead, but not as big as hers. In fact, my dad always said "you've got her big forehead but without the extra advertising space". I felt flattered because I think she's pretty in a slightly unusual way.

One guy said Winona Rider in Beetlejuice, but it had nothing to do with my looks -- he thought I was the type of weirdo who could see ghosts (I was 18, 125 lbs at the time). I felt flattered until he gave his reason.

One catty woman said Kathy Bates, the actress in Misery and Fried Green Tomatoes. I was 26 and 160 lbs at the time. I felt mostly unflattered, though I think she's got a great smile.

Spotlight Noreaster 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 6:42 PM

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when i'm in skinnier mode, i'm told i look like laura san giacomo (from just shoot me) and when i'm heavier, i'm told i look like kirstie alley

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 7:43 PM

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Winona Ryder
Liza Minnelli (???)
Kennedy (used to be on MTV)-I'd say I look most like her when I had hair-now my hair is really short, so I probably look more like, oh, I don't know, maybe Moby??? :)
Beth (aka babooshka)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 7:46 PM

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Linda Carter - she played wonder woman. This was one of the best comments I ever had from my then pesky little brother, but it really meant a lot to me.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 7:46 PM

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celebrity look alike

when skinny - uma thurman (which is insane b/c i'm 5'4")
when heavy - kate winslet (when she was heavier)
in the 80s when i had the same hair as she - princess diana
sighhh sadly, i see myself as a hag.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 8:10 PM

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I used to always get Belinda Carlisle, until I lost about the first 50 pounds. Now I hear Reese Witherspoon at least three times a week.

Kate (kissmekate02)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 9:24 PM

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At my thinnest, a lot of people tell me I look like Witney Houston (healthy pre-Bobby Brown). I take this as a compliment because I think she's pretty when she is healthy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 9:54 PM

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