If you’re not an identical twin, finding another person who looks just like you may never happen. But according to the Twin Strangers project, it is said that there are seven people in the world who could be your doppelganger.
Two university students – one from England and another from Ireland – were both travelling to Germany to study at the University of Bremen.
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Cordelia Roberts and Ciara Murphy kept getting asked if they had come to Germany with a sister or twin, but both had come alone and didn’t know anyone in the city before they arrived.
“I didn’t know what they were talking about in the beginning,” said Murphy. “But then after a while I realized that they were talking about Cordelia.”
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One night when they were out with some friends, they kept getting asked if they were sisters. They took a good look at each other, decided to take a photo together and that’s when the light bulb went off: they were each other’s doppelganger.
Ciara Murphy and Cordelia Roberts snapped this photo when they realized they were each other’s lookalike. Thumbnail
Ciara Murphy and Cordelia Roberts snapped this photo when they realized they were each other’s lookalike.
Now everyone refers to the two students as “the twins.”
“I’m not getting sick of people saying we look alike. In fact, it’s quite a good conversation starter to say that I have someone who looks the exact same as me but isn’t related,” said Murphy.
The Twin Strangers project has been matching lookalike strangers together since April, and made headlines when one of the project’s creators met two of her twin strangers within two months.
In April, 26-year-old Niamh Geany met her first twin stranger Karen Branigan and in June, she met her second doppelganger, Luisa Guizzardi in Italy.