Day 25: Please world, help me find my doppelgänger

Hi everyone,

I’ve started a Facebook page to help spread the word of my doppelgänger search. I’d be most grateful if you could please ‘like’ my page and share it with your friends so the message carries on like a game of Chinese Whispers so I might find my lookalike.

I’ve even made another video, which you can find on the Facebook page, as I reach desperate levels to find her. WHERE IS SHE? Seen someone, know someone or you are someone who looks like me? Please get in touch. Thank you.

WordPress isn’t  letting me embed the video from Facebook so here it is on YouTube with currently just over a handful of viewers. Come on, let’s get this video viral… #pigsmightfly

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme

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Day 24: Seeing double

Does an identical twin have more than one doppelgänger? And are identical twins ever completely identical – are they, for example, born with moles and birth mark(s) in the same places and do they both have innie (or outie) belly buttons? Of course life experience inevitably lessens the resemblance between identical twins (whether that’s a different haircut, contact lenses or even a tattoo).

On the subject of twins, it’s not the first time I’ve been put in touch with a doppelgänger suggestion who already has their very own lookalike sibling. Caroline, below left, is a fellow writer. Her twin sister, Kelly, is not a writer as far as I know. But who looks more like me? Vote below…

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 12: Emailing the world…

If I could, I would spend my days walking every corner of London before covering the width and breadth of the UK – from Land’s End to John o’Groats – and embarking on a trip around the world to find my doppelgänger.

Maybe one day I will. But for now I have to make the most of what I can do alongside other work commitments and keep an eye out in as many areas of the capital and the rest of the UK as I can before I next travel abroad. And in order to consistently conduct my search on an international scale? I have the internet.

Today I spent a lot of time emailing individuals who I think might be able to help me spread the #doyoulooklikeme word. I sent a lot of emails to a lot of people across the UK and in Ireland too and I hope something will come of it. At least if I don’t get anywhere with this lot, I’ve got the rest of the world to contact…

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 10: Vlog appeal update

Well, I think it’s safe to say my vlog was a success: I got sent one doppelgänger suggestion as a result. *Sobs*

No, it’s OK. I mean, it’s a start. A new era post-best-contender yet. (But please keep spreading the #doyoulooklikeme message wherever and whenever you can and sending your pictures too.
Thank you.)

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 2: Doppelgänger search rules

Hello everyone!

My search has got off to a promising start. Far better than I expected: I have a few leads including
a gentleman in Chipping Norton who is unnerved by the resemblance I hold to his younger sister (unfortunately we do not share the same eye colour or a similar age but there are some similarities), amusing blog comments, wonderful Twitter support and my sister, who is in Australia until Sunday, keeping her eye out in Sydney.

Thanks so much to everyone for being so lovely and helpful.
I really appreciate all your help on this.

Just a few points that need clarifying:

1) My eyes are blue. I’ve been getting some picture of women with brown eyes. I know that’s my fault for the initial black and white photos (silly me). So more (colour) photos are
a-coming. Within this very blog post in fact.

2) I am enjoying your celebrity doppelgänger suggestions but I need to find a woman who looks like me, is of a similar age and is
not a celebrity. So please suggest women you know and send pictures of them once you
have permission.

3) I am tweeting at @sophierobehmed. I am trying to get the #doyoulooklikeme hashtag trending so please use it when you tweet me
or others about the search.

That’s it for now. Thanks again for helping me spread the word: it’s a little over 24 hours since the blog went live and I feel that bit closer to finding my doppelgänger. Please keep your eyes peeled, keep sending your pictures and keep commenting. Thank you.

Sophie x
@sophierobehmed
#doyoulooklikeme


Day 1: Once upon a time…

My name is Sophie Robehmed and I am a journalist looking for my doppelgänger for a social experiment feature. ARE YOU HER? DO YOU KNOW HER? WHERE IS SHE? In the famous words of Nikki Grahame: WHO IS SHE? WHO IS SHE? WHO IS SHE? WHERE DID YOU FIND HER? (Please tell me.)

WHY?

Because we’ve all seen a person in the street, in a shop, on holiday or on the bus that looks like our partner, mum or best mate. But have you ever found your very own lookalike? I certainly haven’t so that’s why I’m determined to find her. I intend to write a feature for a national publication about the outcome of this social experiment – and I need your help please.

HOW?

With the help of social media, word of mouth, the kindness of strangers and the power of the internet, I hope to find my doppelgänger and discover whether the only similarities we share are our looks. Please email sophierobehmed@live.com with your pictures of women (but please ask their permission first) who look like me and I will be posting them on the blog (as long as they’re happy with it).

I will be recording my progress and every grain of hope on this blog as I search THE WORLD for another woman who looks significantly like me. Please spread the word and help me find her. Leave a comment below or contact me via the email address above if you are her,  know her or have seen her. Thank you.

Oh, and this is what I look like: