Day 20: BBC Radio Manchester

So I was on BBC Radio Manchester  this morning. I was talking to presenter Heather Stott who was lovely and who, you might be able to tell, I found  funny (cue inadvertent, embarrassing, breathy laughter.) I particularly enjoyed her ‘Good one!’ comment at the end of the interview in response to #doyoulooklikeme as the blog’s name.

I’m also pleased I got to do a shout out to the city’s major Lebanese community, which of course includes other British Lebanese women who could look like me. For example, Samia Ghadie of Coronation Street  fame lives in the area. Although we don’t look that alike and she’s definitely not my doppelgänger. Still I feel a sort of bond with her because we come from the ‘same recipe’ as my Mum puts it and her older brother, Tariq, played with my older sister, Chantal, in the Middle East before I was even born.

Anyway, here’s Heather and I chatting from 128:12ish. Hope you enjoy it.

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 19: Meet Charlotte

Most up to date photo ever (as of November 22 2011)

Charlotte

Charlotte is a 21-year-old sales
co-ordinator and aspiring model from Kent. Does she look like me? Cast your votes…

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 18: A dog’s doppelgänger is a man’s best friend

Here’s a feel-good festive doppelgänger story: Rector Monsignor Robert Ritchie at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York decided to jazz things up in the nativity scene – by introducing an identical statue of his labrador Lexington into the proceedings. You can read the full story here.

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 17: Shopping for my doppelgänger

It’s hard to keep your eyes peeled for your doppelgänger when you’re dashing around a shop floor trying to buy as many Christmas presents for as many people as you can. That was me earlier on today.

And yet I imagine shopping, and stopping for a bite, drink or both at a table with a street view, during said shopping sesh to be an effective way of spotting potential doppelgängers. I didn’t get a chance to stop earlier and was only in my local London bubble but I reckon if I took a pew on a bench on Oxford Street, I would definitely find a contender in an afternoon. I might do this. I might do this once I have finished all my Christmas shopping.

In the meantime, where do you like to people-watch? And if you live in London or Devon, please give me your best spots for people-watching so I can hopefully get around to trying them out in the name of research sometime soon. (Thanks very much.)

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 16: Is there a doctor in the house?

I am looking to speak to a genetics expert or any other doctor/expert with the appropriate experience, expertise and enthusiasm when it comes to doppelgängers and the science behind them – even better if this person has been involved in research on the subject. I am looking for the sort of person who can answer questions like: Why does it happen? How does it happen? And how often does it happen?

I have a few ideas of experts I could speak to but was wondering if any of my blog readers were qualified and wanted to get involved in the project, know someone who would be excellent and would be interested in talking to me about this or could recommend someone who knows their stuff either in the UK or abroad. I would really appreciate it if you could please get in touch with any suggestions you have – either comment below or send an email to sophierobehmed@live.com. Thank you.

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 15: Meet Lauren aka best contender yet

Here she is. Lauren. Who may not be my doppelgänger but still makes a convincing case particularly for my 2009 and most of 2010-various times in 2011 (I’m talking hair cut and colour, facial features, the whole caboodle) doppelgänger: below is a picture of me from 2009 and earlier in the year and a recent one of her. She also may be four years younger than me but we’re both creative types – Lauren’s a filmmaker and photographer from Birmingham. (But I’m not from Birmingham.)

So what do you reckon on the doppelgänger scale? Ladies and gentlemen, please cast your votes on the poll below…

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme

Me, Gherkin, 2009

Lauren, wood, 2011

Bull, me, 2011


Day 14: On the radio

So here’s my bit on BBC Radio Devon from yesterday talking about #doyoulooklikeme. From 31:12

Probably the most embarrassing moment was when my brain blanked on Helena Bonham Carter and wanted to call her Helena Bottom Carter instead. You can tell it really tickled Shep, one of the presenters, who you can hear repressing his laughter.

Sadly this clip won’t be available on iPlayer for very long, which means the link above won’t always work. Shame.

In other news, I got a phone call from a radio station in a different country (not county) this morning, which is very exciting. More on that soon…

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme