Gabrielle Waters didn’t know who Kylie Jenner was until her social media pages started blo-wing up.She was bo*barded with comments from Keeping Up With The Kardashian fans, who say she looks just like the reality TV star.
After a quick Google search, the 24-year-old found out that Instagram users were right.She does bear a resemblance to the youngest Kardashian sister, which is why so many people stop her in the street.
Gabriella told Fabulous : “A lot of people take pictures of me without asking, or shop assistants in the mall will say ‘oh my gosh, me and my co-workers were just saying ‘is that Kylie Jenner?’…“Once, I got on a plane and someone started scre*ming ‘oh my God, it’s Kylie Jenner’. But normally people say ‘I thought you were Kylie for like 10 seconds’.”
While Gabriella must find it strange to be stopped in the street or scr*amed at, she’s learned to embrace her Kardashian-like looks.She’s spent £4,800 on makeup from Kylie’s makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics.This includes 27 “lip kits”, which are known to give you a plumping effect that the star loves.
The investment has proven worth it as she’s been able to build an impressive social media following.Gabriella said: “I have 48,300 followers on Instagram but I wouldn’t consider myself an influencer, I think people mainly follow me because Kylie has so many fans and I look like her.”
Gabriella has worked with companies such as Fashion Nova and PrettyLittleThing in recent years.She’s also been asked to appear as a lookalike, including on a reality TV show.But there are some opportunities the lookalike turns down because they’re just too weird.
When Kylie Jenner was secretly pregnant in 2018, rumours started sw!rling online.A news outlet asked if the lookalike would pose with a fake bu*p so they could pretend they got the big sco-op.The Instagram star decl!ned as she feared a backl*sh.She has also turned down working in Las Vegas nightclubs as a Kardashian lookalike.
And even though Gabriella’s Kardashian-like appearance brings her opportunities, there are downsides to it.She has received cr*el comments on Instagram, with tr*lls branding her lips “too small” and bum “flat compared to Kylie’s”.This has almost driven the lookalike to lip fillers, but she is yet to get the cosmetic procedure done because her parents would disapprove.
While Gabrielle doesn’t want to be involved in publicity stunts, she hopes she will be booked for more modelling jobs in the future.She enjoys the perks of looking like Kylie – but is glad she doesn’t have to do it full time.The Instagrammer added: “I don’t know how the Kardashians deal with it every day. Kylie must get it constantly, it must be ho*rible, I can’t even imagine.“But it’s fun to live her life just for a little bit.”
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