This 'ordinary' mom looks so much like Angelina Jolie it's terrifying

By YOU
16 April 2017

The mother of two claims she's "overwhelmed" with attention from strangers who mistake her for the A-list beauty.

This mom-of-two claims she looks so much like Angelina Jolie that she is 'overwhelmed' with attention from strangers – who mistake her for the Hollywood movie star.

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Melissa Baizen lives a regular life with her partner and two children but says her uncanny resemblance to the A-list beauty has been given a taste of the actress' glamorous life.

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Despite having the same high cheek bones and full lips as Mr and Mrs Smith star, Melissa is often critical of her appearance but claims the comparison has boosted her self-esteem.

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The optical manager, whose look is constantly turning heads, describes herself as a normal girl and claims that the attention can be 'overwhelming' and 'embarrassing'.

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The 34-year-old, from Hales Corners, Wisconsin, US, has always looked up to the film star and even dressed up as her character Maleficent for the Medieval-themed Bristol Renaissance Faire last year.

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"I do get recognised, " Melissa says. "I get stared at quite a lot. I find it funny. It's quite surreal. She has always been an idol of mine. It's crazy to be compared to her.

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"I've always been hard on myself. Some days I see it but others I don't think I look like her. I wish I had her smile, I hate my teeth.

"I have looked up to her quite a lot. I like her movies but I admire her the most for her humanitarian work.

"My personality is completely different but a lot of people say I really look like her. I think I'm probably a bit more animated than her and not so serious."

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Melissa is a fan of Angie's films and her favourites are The Changeling and Beyond Borders as she admires the strong female lead character she plays.

"I have dressed up as Maleficent before for the Bristol Renaissance Faire and a lot of people were coming up to me.

"It's quite overwhelming. I get a taste of what it's like to be her. It's nice and I'm sure you would get used to it but I don't think it's on the cards for me. I'm just a normal girl.

"It's helped my confidence a lot. I started being compared to her in my late teens but more recently I have been compared to her more – I'm not sure why.

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"My friends and family agree that I look like her. I always get called Angelina Jolie at work, it's quite embarrassing.

"I don't think my partner likes all of the attention. He's okay with it but I think he does get a little bit jealous he would never say it but I think deep down he does.

"I've never pretended to be her but maybe I will try it one day, I might get something out of it.

"I admire her as she is a confident and strong woman. I think a lot of women strive to be that way."

-- MAGAZINE FEATURES

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