The internet has found Selena Gomez's doppelgänger
Although every human being is completely unique, there are groups of people that look eerily similar. Most of the time, those people are twins or triplets, their physical appearances bound together by the similarity of their genetics. Sometimes, two people look alike that have no business looking alike, and the internet goes pretty crazy for them.
Welcome to the world of doppelgängers; every now and again, we'll come across someone who looks like someone we know, and when that person is a celebrity, it's almost enough to break the internet. Out of the blue, the latest celebrity lookalike has emerged, for the singer Selena Gomez.
This, in case you weren't sure, is Selena Gomez. She's the 25-year-old Disney Channel alumnus who used to date Justin Bieber and she's just come out with her latest studio album, entitled Fetish. As you can see, she's a pretty girl with a very distinctive look. But there's another girl out there that shows us Gomez's appearance perhaps isn't as unique as we initially thought.
Meet Sofia Solares. She's from Mexico, and she's 23 years old. At least I think this is Sofia Solares; I'm sure you'll agree she bears more than a passing resemblance to Hollywood's beloved Gomez.
Her Instagram page is filled with little more than her selfies, favourite products as well as Starbucks coffee cups with her named spelled to several degrees of inaccuracy, but in the comments, she has a lot of people informing Sofia of her doppelgänger status.
"Selena Gomez Double bro", one said. "Selena? I'm so shook OMG.", commented another. Sofia only follows 37 people, and you might not be surprised to learn that Selena Gomez is one of them.
She even shared one of Selena's posts, and although the popstar has yet to comment on the apparent existence of her long-lost twin sister, the numerous tags she's received from Sofia's post comments will ensure that this secret doesn't remain a secret much longer. Sofia says it would be a dream if Selena Gomez became aware of her existence, declaring herself a massive fan of the singer.
"Yes, I love Selena Gomez and I declare myself a fan of hers and of course it would be a dream to know that she is aware of my existence. If she were to take a few minutes to write something to me—I would cry of happiness!"
Despite the quite uncanny appearance and the fact that she's a huge admirer of Gomez, Sofia also says that she's very much her own girl, and thinks that it's "better when they love [her] for being [her]self". She said: "I mean, it's great that I look like her, but I don't want to lose myself trying to be someone that I'm not!"
It's surely only a matter of time before Selena and Sofia make contact, swap a couple of Instagram messages, and hopefully meet in person so we can at least confirm this isn't some kind of elaborate prank.