They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. It’s true. You probably need at least two hands to count all the times you’ve copied your favorite celebrity’s hair style, outfit, makeup, food choice. etc. What you might not realize is that while we’re doing these things, other celebrities are doing them, too.
Really! While they might not do it as often or for the same reasons, celebrities have been known to draw inspiration from one another from time-to-time. Whether it’s a certain look, an outfit, or an iconic dance move, it’s happening and we love it. Here are just a few of the best times over the past few years when celebrities have totally copied one another (remember — it’s the sincerest form of flattery, so nothing but love for all of these amazing humans).
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough recreate Dirty Dancing
Bindi Irwin is completely crushing it this season on Dancing with the Stars. There is nothing that girl can’t do. With the help of her current dancing partner, Derek Hough, they successfully took on the challenge of nailing the lift from Dirty Dancing. You know the one. They not only did it during DWTS, but even took their routine to the lake, too. No one puts Bindi in the corner. Katy Perry wears Britney’s denim dress
No one can ever top the awesomeness that was Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards in matching all-denim, couples ensembles. But Katy Perry and Riff Raff at the 2014 VMAs certainly came very close. Perry told Entertainment Tonight that their outfits were “a throwback to Britney and Justin.” We want this throwback to happen every day.
Tom Hiddleston performs a spot-on Chris Evans
Tom Hiddleston is very good at impressions. He might be the best at impressions. IMHO, there’s one he does better than all the others, and it’s an impression of Boston boy Chris Evans. Hiddleston has got the accent, the hand motions, and the “bros” down perfectly.
Taylor Swift jokes about “imma let you finish…”
Once upon a time, back in 2009, Taylor Swift had just won Best Female Video at the MTV Movie Awards. It was pretty exciting. Only thing is that she beat out Queen B and “Single Ladies.” While Beyonce was taking the loss very well, Kanye West was not. He jumped up on stage, was like “imma let you finish…” and the rest was history. Fast forward six years later, and Swift dropped that same joke when introducing Kanye for his Video Vanguard Award. Touche, Taylor. Mae Whitman and her undying love for Tim Riggins
Mae Whitman has completely stolen our hearts again and again in things like Parenthood, The Duff, and even Arrested Development. But her heart belongs to someone else: Tim Riggins from Fright Night Lights. Whitman is a Riggins SUPERFAN. She mentions her love for him as often as possible, and has been known to dress up like him from time-to-time (there’s also that one time she carried a framed picture of him around at the ATX Television Festival).
Lindsay Lohan recreates a Marilyn Monroe photoshoot
If you can remember back to 2008 (it was a long time ago, I know), Lindsay Lohan did a photoshoot for New York Magazine. It wasn’t just any photoshoot, though, but one where she recreated some iconic images of Marilyn Monroe that had been shot roughly 50 years prior by the same photographer, Bert Stern. Lohan was thrilled to be part of the shoot, explaining to NYM, “I didn’t have to put much thought into it. I mean, Bert Stern? Doing a Marilyn shoot? When is that ever going to come up? It’s really an honor.” Emma Watson channels her inner Julia Roberts
Emma Watson will forever be our Hermione, but following the end of the Harry Potter movies she gravitated towards more “adult” roles. One of them happened to be a part in Sofia Coppola’s Bling Ring, and before the movie hit theaters Watson graced the cover of the British GQ dressed like one of our favorite pretty women: Julia Roberts. For the shoot, Watson wore the same cut out top and bottom combo that Vivian wore at the beginning of the movie. And, of course, she was perfection in it.
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