I’ve never been stopped in the street and asked for an autograph; however, back in the ice-age, before global warming turned our nation into a tropical paradise, complete strangers and friends told me that I look like someone on television.
Thankfully I’ve only been told that I look like Phyllis on The Office once, but I’ve forgiven that oversight. Forgetting is a much more difficult task. Since I was a teenager, I have been told that I look like Mary Calvi, an anchor woman who got her start on Cablevision. She’s slightly older than I am and I must admit that her fresh out of college look was very similar to my own; however, she has aged well and I have simply aged. I think it may have something to do with moving her career from Cablevision to CBS. I haven’t seen a make-up artist since FringeKid gave my look a complete overhaul last Spring.
I know you cannot see the resemblance. Me either, but it sure feels better to be called Mary than to be called Phyllis. I tried to find an old photo of Mary, but she must have rid the internet of all unflattering pictures. I would do the same, but when I am eighty, I think any photo free of false teeth and wrinkles will be flattering.
I’m not the only one in the FringeFamily with a celebrity look-alike. FringeMan shares a face with a famous foodie. Before we ever watched Bizzare Foods, our neighbor’s children told us tales of FringeMan’s twin.
If FringeMan starts eating locusts, I will worry. I think these men look very much alike.
Who do people say you look like?