There’s a waitress in California who looks so much like Miley Cyrus that even Billy Ray stopped her at a concert to ask for a photo. Check this out:
On the left is Miley, posing braless in a jean jacket, but on the right is 21-year-old look-a-like Mardee Shackleford, who bears a bizarre resemblance to the “Wrecking Ball” singer. Seriously, if Shackleford had a better camera and professional lighting, we wouldn’t be able to tell the two apart.
Unsurprisingly, we’re not the only ones who think this pair are #twinning: The waitress has been mobbed by Miley’s fans in the past and even told the Daily Mail that she has to be protected by security guards at nightclubs from swarms of Cyrus’s admirers. “Several times I have been sitting in traffic, and people have slid open the back door of their car, and kids will start yelling, ‘Miley!'” she said.
“Sometimes it feels like I am actually famous or a celebrity, just on a really small scale. It’s been really fun for me.”
So what do you do when you look exactly like one of the world’s most famous musicians? You get tickets to a gig, naturally. About a year ago, Shackleford did just that and scored tickets to her famous doppelgänger’s concert—where she was actually pulled out of the crowd by Miley’s dad, who was so struck by the resemblance that he asked for a photo. Look, here’s the picture:
Shackleford said she started getting comments on the resemblance when she was 14, and her boyfriend compared her to Hannah Montana, Miley’s Disney alter ego at the time. At 17, Shackleford got a Miley-esque pixie cut, and customers at the restaurant where she waitressed started noticing the similarities: “At almost every table that I waited on, someone would say I looked like her. I couldn’t go anywhere without hearing it,” she said.
Shackleford’s personal Instagram is basically an ode to her likeness to Miley, and you can keep scrolling to see some of the best photos that she’s shared.
Miley on the red carpet. (Photo: Wenn)
Miley at the 2013 MTV EMAs. (Photo: Getty Images)