I had completely forgotten about “Doppleganger” week/month/trimester on Facebook, until a woman on the bus smiled at me, took off her headphones and asked,
“Has anyone ever told you look like America Ferrara?”
I nodded and thanked her a bunch of times while noticing that other people on the crowded bus were now turning to look at me.
This also happened to be the ONE DAY I had chosen to wear glasses instead of contacts.
My aunt has this theory that people think I (and my cousin, her daughter) look like Ugly Betty because “white people don’t know what Mexicans look like.”
While this may have some truth to it, it does not explain the following conversation.
My Sister: Mom thinks you look like “Ugly Betty.
Me: (sigh) You mean American Ferrara?