A Doppelgänger is someone that may be able to pass for you as your double. Many celebrities have been impersonated by Doppelgängers who are not at all members of your family.
According to the NY Times, Doppelgänger may not only look like you but may also have genetic similarities.
Celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Elon Musk, and many others have Doppelgängers and you may too. This is not to be confused with twins or triplets separate at birth and who were given up for adoption as some of these Doppelgängers live in different countries and different cultures.
The NY Times recently did an interesting article on this which you would enjoy. Check it out below
Your Doppelgänger Is Out There and You Probably Share DNA With Them
That person who looks just like you is not your twin, but if scientists compared your genomes, they might find a lot in common.
By Kate GolembiewskiPhotographs by François Brunelle Aug. 23, 2022
Charlie Chasen and Michael Malone met in Atlanta in 1997, when Mr. Malone served as a guest singer in Mr. Chasen’s band. They quickly became friends, but they didn’t notice what other people around them did: The two men could pass for twins.
Mr. Malone and Mr. Chasen are doppelgängers. They look strikingly similar, but they are not related. Their immediate ancestors aren’t even from the same parts of the world; Mr. Chasen’s forebears hailed from Lithuania and Scotland, while Mr. Malone’s parents are from the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.
The two friends, along with hundreds of other unrelated look-alikes, participated in a photography project by François Brunelle, a Canadian artist. The picture series, “I’m not a look-alike!,” was inspired by Mr. Brunelle’s discovery of his own look-alike, the English actor Rowan Atkinson.