Woman Finds Her 'Twin'—Again

Niamh Geaney plans to search for 5 more doppelgangers
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2015 12:10 PM CDT

Niamh Geaney was understandably "freaked out" when she found a woman that looked just like her living only an hour away in Ireland. But Geaney, who set out to find her doppelganger through project Twin Strangers, was even more astounded when she found a second doppelganger, this one living in Italy. Not only does Luisa Guizzardi look like Geaney, she apparently acts like her, too. "I met with her friend of 24 years before meeting her, and he said Luisa and I had the same presence and aura," Geaney tells ABC News. "I broke down and cried," she adds in a YouTube video. "When I finally met her in person, it was crazy. She'd scrunch her nose the same way as me, play with her hair the same way, shrug her shoulders the same way, and even talk with her hands similarly." Guizzardi says the pair—both 27—are like "soulmates."

During meetings with Guizzardi's friends and family in Genoa, Geaney was even mistaken for her doppelganger from a distance—by Guizzardi's own mother, who was also moved to tears. The seeing-double effect was intensified when the pair applied similar makeup, colored contacts, clothes, and styled their hair identically. "The first time around, seeing another girl with my face was a new sensation, but it was so strange for it to happen to me again," Geaney says. As for the site that connected the two, Geaney's Twin Strangers has "almost 50,000 users and rising." As part of its mission to "help other people to also have that creepy, amazing experience of meeting their lookalikes," Geaney says the site will foot airfare and hotel bills in the case of really close matches, "so they can meet in person, too." Geaney plans to keep searching for at least five more personal lookalikes. (More doppelganger stories.)

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