Celebrity doppelgangers seem to be cropping up more and more lately, especially with the rise of Instagram. The latest one to catch our attention? 17 year old Alexia Maier, a Florida native who looks a lot like actress Jennifer Lawrence.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, Maier says that in her hometown of Ponte Vedra, no one has ever confused her for the star. In New York however, it’s a different story. “In my hometown, people know they’re not going to see a real celebrity, so I’ve been told I look like her, but never confused. But when visiting New York, people will ask me for autographs. I think one of my favourite examples is when a woman said ‘Jennifer, I’m your biggest fan!’ I told her, ‘I’m not Jennifer!’ but the woman immediately said, ‘are you sure?’ I’ll never forget her reaction,” says Maier. “At first it was surprise, then awe, then disappointment.”
The biggest surprise? Maier isn’t exactly Lawrence’s biggest supporter. “I know this is not the answer people are expecting from me, but I am not a fan,” she continues.
Despite not considering herself a fan of her celebrity lookalike, Maier is a fan of The Hunger Games, even attending the premiere in 2015, no doubt confusing some of the audience in the process. She even credits Lawrence for shaping her life in some way. “Even so, I can acknowledge that Jennifer has definitely impacted my life in strange ways. I got a lot of attention in the first couple years of high school because of my similarities to her.”
We can imagine the constant comparisons, especially in the online world, can become quite overwhelming. “I was also subjected to a lot of online attention when I was pretty young, good and bad, but both have managed to help shape me as a person,” she states.
Dyed my hair yesterday! Didn’t turn out as dark as I wanted it but I can still sorta dig it😂😁 pic.twitter.com/jykJ3Bxf1X
— Alexia Maier (@alxiamai) August 1, 2016
No doubt we can all agree that both women are gorgeous.