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I look exactly like Scarlett Johansson — but it makes me cry

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No, the “Black Widow” isn’t in Russia — that’s simply her doppelgänger.

A Russian TikToker, who appears eerily like Marvel actress Scarlett Johansson, stated she “wants her own life” after being repeatedly mistaken for the actress.

“There are people on the internet who confuse me with Scarlett, but I’m not pretending to be her,” 24-year-old Ekaterina Shumskaya, who goes by Kate, told Caters News. “We just look alike.”

However, she has 10.2 million TikTok followers, and sometimes a few of them are fooled into pondering she’s truly the acclaimed actress.

“In social networks, I am often thanked for the excellent acing in the film ‘Black Widow,’ ” she advised Caters.

“My followers always ask if I’ve ever spoken to her or whether Scarlett knows if I exist,” she stated, according to the Mirror.

Now, due to her convincing appears, she’s been capable of make a mint as a mannequin and moved from her hometown of Maykop to Moscow earlier this yr.

Yekaterina Shumskaya is a model and cosplayer
Ekaterina Shumskaya is a mannequin and cosplayer, getting cash and garnering followers on-line due to her appears.
Kate Shumskaya/Instagram

She first realized she shared comparable options to the actress when she was in class at roughly 12 years outdated when some classmates made feedback about her uncanny resemblance.

“I was really taken aback,” she stated. “I’ve known I look like her for a while, but I didn’t really think anything of it.”

Scarlett Johansson
The TikToker generally receives feedback meant for Johansson.
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While it could seem like a really perfect life, she claimed it isn’t as simple as it appears — lookalike modeling could be uncommon.

She additionally bears the brunt of some backlash the true Johansson, 37, faces due to her doppelgänger look. When the actress was accused of whitewashing an Asian character in “Ghost in the Shell,” Shumskaya acquired a number of the hate mail, some even going so far as to threaten to “kill her.”

Yekaterina Shumskaya in a Black Widow costume
Shumskaya’s cosplaying is full with a wig and costumes.
Kate Shumskaya/Instagram

“I want to live my own life, not Scarlett’s,” she stated, in keeping with the Mirror, regardless of dressing up as the “Avengers” star for TikTook movies.

But her stunning lookalike options are what makes her a dwelling — incomes sufficient to assist herself and her dad and mom — after racking up views and follows on her first cosplay TikTook underneath the favored Russian hashtag #whodoilooklike, she stated.

Russian model looks similar to Black Widow actress
The mannequin’s putting options mimic these of Johansson, a lot in order that she has tried to decorate up because the actress at film premieres.
Kate Shumskaya/Instagram

Before her transition to modeling and content material creation, she introduced in $700 a month, which fearful her dad and mom when she stated she needed to pursue modeling.

“I was starting to have enough of my work and thought it didn’t bring in the income I felt I deserved,” she stated of her earlier job as a building gross sales supervisor. “I woke up one morning and thought, ‘My youth is passing me by and no one will even notice me soon.’”

Russian model who looks like Scarlett Johansson
The mannequin, who has thousands and thousands of TikTook followers, stated she simply needs her personal life.
Instagram/@mimisskate

But this isn’t Shumskaya’s solely try at modeling. She first tried it out at 17, turning into “quite popular” in her area of Russia, but was deterred by the damaging feedback and messages she acquired on-line.

To actually make it massive, although, the mannequin stated she’d have to maneuver out of Russia to have a profession as a cosplayer, but she still makes an attempt.

Russian model looks like Black Widow actress
To actually make a profession out of cosplaying because the actress, the mannequin stated she wants to maneuver out of Russia.
Instagram/@mimisskate

One time, her followers inspired her to go to the Moscow premiere of “Black Widow” dressed up as Johansson, but she appear capable of persuade anybody that she was the film’s star.

“I dressed up and went down to the center of town with a photographer, but no one came out to see me,” stated Shumskaya, who reportedly cried about her anonymity, in keeping with the Mirror. “People just looked at me as if I was a weirdo.”

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