Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Being A Meghan Markle Lookalike Is The Latest High-Stakes Hustle

While Meghan Markle has been an established actress in Hollywood for over seven years, the current Meghan Markle craze—the Markeinassance if you will—is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. People are obsessed with the fact that an American celebrity is marrying Prince Harry and joining the Royal family. It’s totally understandable, but this has pushed some people to the point of insanity.

Marie Clare reports that some women want Meghan Markle’s nose so bad that they’re undergoing surgery – it’s a nice nose, but that seems a little extreme – and that they’ve scoured all over the web to purchase her clothes and jewelry items. There’s also a business on the rise — women who look like Meghan Markle, who are impersonating her, and who are getting some profit out of it. Wait, what?

For 400 pounds, you get faux Meghan for a couple of hours. If you want her for a day, it costs you around $3000. While it’s unclear what these ladies do when people or an event purchases their services, this industry is growing and is meant to boom after the royal wedding in May 2018.

The Sun interviewed Sarah Mlanga, a woman who’s become a Meghan Markle lookalike, and who’s had a lot of success in the business.

Via Marie Claire:

When Prince Harry announced his engagement my life changed overnight. All of a sudden my husband and friends were telling me I resembled his bride-to-be but I had to google Meghan to see what all the fuss was about. I went from being a typical school-run mum to being stopped half a dozen times a day by strangers asking for selfies, or people on social media contacting me. I didn’t plan to try lookalike work but I started getting contacted by lookalike agencies and journalists. Now I’m inundated with offers from around the world. I’ve been booked for bridal shows, modelling jobs and photoshoots.”

According to Sarah, Meghan has taught her to love her features, her skin, her body type, and she looks up to her when it comes to her personal style. This is weird, but as long as everyone’s happy it’s cool, right?


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