Sunday, February 26, 2006

Face up

This is amazingly fun. Upload a picture or yourself or someone else, and the site scans the photo and compares it to a database of celeb photos to determine who you resemble. Warning: Don't be offended if it says you look like someone you don't resemble at all, I'm pretty sure the site is combing for some oddball feature comparisons and the like. The specific photo makes a huge difference, and it doesn't differentiate by gender, though you can look at only single-sex results if you choose.

I entered a photo of me convinced I'd be compared to the only celebrity I'm ever told I look like -- Geena Davis -- but instead got a whole new one -- Alyson Hannigan (among others). This one time, at band camp...

(Thanks to co-worker Mark for the link!)

14 comments:

girlfiend said...

I linked to this a while back- apparently I look like John Cleese.

Anonymous said...

Seems I look like Catherine Deneuve (wow, thanks!!) and Ralph Nader (oh).

Anonymous said...

Seems I look like Catherine Deneuve (wow, thanks!!) and Ralph Nader (oh).

Finding My New Normal said...

I can see the Allison Hannigan thing. Cool! Thanks!

Katie said...

My 2 year old daughter looks like Kofi Annan. Sorry, Kofi, you're no where near as cute at my baby!

I had to try a dozen different pics of myself, but I finally found one where I looked like Kate Beckinsale, Felicity Huffman, Britney Murphy, and Annette Benning. Thats a keeper! (The others were saying I looked like Rajiv Ghandi or Chaing Kai Shek)

Anonymous said...

I had two choices: Letterman and Meryl Streep ???

Burb said...

Mine was pretty soul-crushing. I got Sir Edumund Hillary, Pierre Trudeau, Billy Graham, (Nobel Prize winner) Avram Hershko, and Robert Duvall . . . and I'm only 34 and much better looking (I think)!

But, at least these guys are pretty smart, right?

Anonymous said...

It told me that I look like Sammy Davis Jr. I am white (extremely pale, actually), blond, and female. Sammy Davis Jr.?!

Talia said...

I look equally like Katie Holms and Denise Richards, according to the program. People who stop me in public say I look like Winona Ryder, though.

Also, I apparently don't look like any men at all.

Thought Criminal said...

Hey, I got Rita Hayworth. I'll take that, even though I think I'm several years younger than she was in the picture they used. :) I'm now going to be uploading every picture ever taken of me just to see.

Anonymous said...

I got Billy Ocean. And Angelina Jolie. I am a redheaded girl. Um.

Claire said...

A picture of me on my wedding day, when I looked as good as I am ever likely to look, gave me Rickie Lake. A far less flattering picture gave me Carmen Electra. I don't understand...

Anonymous said...

I don't think it searches by hair color or race or age (and we all know, not gender) but by facial features and head shape.

Anonymous said...

I think they are short on pictures of famous people to compare us to. I and my son also apparently look like Alyson Hannigan.