Posted March 05, 2013

Meet Kate Upton’s Doppelganger

Get to know the Kate Upton look-alike whose twitpic made her an internet star

News, Q&A
Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

Kate Upton :: Derek Kettela/SI

Ania (who asked us to keep her last name private) is a normal 22-year-old student with one major distinction – she happens to look exactly like Kate Upton. So when the 2013 SI Swimsuit issue hit the shelves last month and Ania noticed the jacket hanging in her closet is the exact same one worn by Upton on the cover,  she knew something had to be done. So on Friday, Ania tweeted out a photo of herself imitating Upton’s cover, a tweet she thought only her friends would see. Hours later, Upton retweeted the image and before long, Ania was the newest internet star. SwimDaily tracked down the Russian beauty for a quick Q&A.

Name: Ania
Age: 22
Hometown: Moscow, Russia

SwimDaily: Tell me about yourself. What do you do?

Ania: I’m a student

SD: What motivated you to dress up like Kate Upton for that photo you posted?

Ania: I’ve been told I look like her in the past, but when the SI issue came out and she was wearing the same jacket that is hanging in my closet, I knew it had to be done.

SD: Did it come out like you thought?

Ania:The picture – yeah. The amount of attention it got – no way. I didn’t think anyone except my friends would ever see it.

SD: What did your friends say?

Ania: “Maybe she’ll use you as a stunt double … if she ever needs one”

SD: What did you think when she retweeted?  

Ania: I looked at my phone and had 100 emails from Twitter, but it took me a few minutes to realize why that happened.

SD: Did you get a lot of feedback? Did any guys try to ask you on a date?

Ania: My twitter bio says “Mail order bride in training” and people took that quite seriously, even though it’s a total joke. I’m getting a lot of marriage proposals.

SD: Did you get more Twitter followers?

Ania: Before the retweet I had 78. I’m currently at 2600, so yes.

SD: Are you a fan of Kate Upton or did you just like the photo?

Ania: I’ve been a fan for a while; it’s relieving to see  someone challenge the stereotype of rail-thin models.

SD: Who (besides Kate) is your favorite model?

Ania: Natalia Vodianova

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Ania looking like Ania (and not Kate Upton).

Ania looking like Ania (and not Kate Upton).

9 comments
GordanMitsas
GordanMitsas

You don't look like Kate Upton, just telling the truth. You are still very pretty and it shouldn't matter.

trajan2448
trajan2448

Russia and Eastern Europe have more beautiful women per capita than any place I've ever seen. You see girls like Ania 10 times a day.

fappal
fappal

They're pretty similar in their juicyness.

BeggyForme
BeggyForme

Both gals a little extra meat and both do not have fake breasts(which is not allowed by SI anyways).

With Kate the hair is real though.

hotnerdygal
hotnerdygal

at least the copy girl has bigger and real boobs.  everyone knows kate had a boob job lol.  looks to fake


Oscar4
Oscar4

They look similar, they don't look the same.  The "copy" has better tits.

Dr No
Dr No

@hotnerdygal Sorry to burst your hater bubble, but Kate is 100% natural. Jealous much?

Rob Maltempo
Rob Maltempo

@Oscar4 much better tits. and i actually like her body better. she is smaller too