Every so often, I encounter a Peruvian who kind of reminds me of someone from my past, a famous person or even a character from Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa. My housemate Mateo claims there is a boy at Fe y Alegria, the school where I’ll be teaching, who is the spitting image of Orlando Bloom. I’ll believe it when I see him.
When someone shares an uncanny enough resemblance with another person, Germans use the term “doppelganger.” I simply use the term “awesome.”
Below is a picture of Henry, one of the doppelgangers I have met since arriving in Peru. Unfortunately, Henry refused to smile for the picture, making it more difficult to see the cherubic innocence that allows him to be this particular doppelganger in the first place. On the other hand, his scowl makes him look a little bit like George Michael. I’ll let you decide for yourselves.