Monday, February 25, 2008

Has anyone ever told you you look like???

Does anyone besides me get this question a lot? A couple of Sundays ago a couple girls from my ward came up to me at different times and said since you've gotten bangs you look like Reese Witherspoon. Little do they know this all started back when I was around eleven years old. I had a neighbor who looked like Paul from the wonder years, but with out the glasses.
I had been teasing him probably by calling him Paul or something and he said "oh yeah well you look like Nonnie" my response was something like "who the heck is that". He told me "It's the girl from the movie A Far Off Place". So of course I had my mom rent the movie so I could see who I looked like. Nonnie turned out to be a young Reese Witherspoon. Over the next few years I would hear you like like the girl from Man in the Moon or Fear. I don't think it was till after Legally Blonde came out when people started to actually say "has anyone ever told you that you look like Reese Witherspoon". Now honestly how am I suppose to respond to that question? I say yes then they look at me like I should be saying more. Which use to annoy me because come on how do I know if they mean it as a compliment? For all I know they could think Reese Witherspoon is ugly. But I have gotten use to it now and so I simply smile and say "yes, thanks that is so nice of you to say".

Sometime I can actually get a kick out of it. Like when someone asks me the question then look at their friend and say "don't you think she looks like Reese Witherspoon" and the friend will either say "no" or nothing at all. The awkwardness that follows always makes me laugh. I think the funniest was when I went to go see Legally Blonde with my friends back when it came out and my friend Courtney started looking at me and then back at the screen and making loud comments.

Now I must say that when I see Reese I don't see myself I can see that we both have blue eyes and a pointy chin but I do not expect or care if others think I look like Reese Witherspoon or not. I am glad that she seems to be a nice person and makes good films I would hate to have my movie twin be a skank or something. Also I get to have the benefit of seeing how nice I would look next to James McAvoy.

(I know I only wish... but fun just the same)

I notice that this post still receives some for anyone who is surfing and is wondering if I really do look like Reese you can see a picture of me as Reese here.


  1. Well with your hair darker it does subdue the Reese look a like a little, and your way more beautiful, in high school my friend told me I look like Uma Thurman, ew, what do you think?!!

  2. Well, with your hair darker it does subdue the Reese look a like a little, a guy friend in high school told me I looked like Uma Thurman (probably just because our last names are similar!) What do you think?!!

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