Woman Gets $20K Endorsement Deals Just Because She Looks Like Rihanna (Photos)

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A Boston woman named Andele Lara, 22, is embarking on an exciting new career path as a well-paid Rihanna lookalike.

Lara looks almost identical to the pop superstar and is often followed around by fans because of it.

Lara said,

The moment I step out anywhere, everyone starts staring and whispering before I get bombarded by strangers asking to take their photo with me. This happens every day — It doesn’t matter what I do. I can’t go twenty-four hours without hearing Rihanna’s name.

Lara claims the attention she receives due to her likeness keeps on growing and growing.

She recalled a funny story in which she happened to be in the same club as Chris Brown one evening. She said,

I was at a club in Boston and Chris Brown was there. Because he was there, I guess everyone assumed I was Rihanna! I was casually walking around and all these star-struck people were holding their hand to their hearts backing away from me and staring.

Because of her resemblance, Lara has amassed a large following on social media.

She has over 28,000 followers on Instagram. Her likeness has also led to endorsements and sponsorships.

She has received over $20,000 in clothing contracts in the last year alone.

It seems like Lara is living a strange, “Twilight Zone”-esque existence, but it also seems like it could be a real viable career path, at least in the short-term. She said,

I wouldn’t really say I’ve gone out looking for opportunities, they’ve just come along naturally. I reckon if I put more effort, I would get even more! I’ve scored hair contracts as well as sneaker, mascara, hair accessories and apparel deals. I also get into clubs for free and I get a lot of free drinks too!

Here are some photos of the Rihanna ringer:

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