If you’re into conspiracy theories and the TV series Orphan Black, this will excite the pants off you.
Realistically, with 7 billion people stomping around on our poor, overworked planet, there’s at least one person out there who looks significantly like you.
Unrelated doppelgängers are therefore a relatively common occurrence, and we’ve all seen those amusing old-timey pictures of people that resemble celebrities like Dan Radcliffe and Nicolas Cage.
Once every few years or so, there are even amazing stories of people discovering that they have an actual twin out there, as was the case for American YouTuber Samantha Futerman and French art student Anaïs Bordier in the movie Twinsters. And with the Internet, these miraculous discoveries are becoming more and more common.
But this story of 17-year-old Santana Gutierrez discovering not one, but half a dozen ‘clones’ is definitely something else — and very possibly the beginning of a real-life Orphan Black situation!
It all began when Santana posted a picture to social media of herself discovering her ‘double’ at the mall:
I found my literal doppelgänger just now wtf pic.twitter.com/dphk7LodtJ
— SANTAna (@santanaa_g) September 24, 2016
Well… from there, the tweets began rolling in, because apparently everybody thinks they have a friend who looks like Santana!
— . (@IdjB4H3vIMZTTD8) January 3, 2017
— Lexi Maurins (@LexiMaurins) January 4, 2017
— sam (@meyer123samack) January 4, 2017
Eventually, someone made a little compilation of all the doppelgängers, one of which is apparently Moana star Auli’i Cravalho! The plot thickens…
— Scarlet the potato (@daniellaSht_) January 4, 2017
And yes, of course the boring answer is that some of these girls don’t actually look that much alike, and that likeness is subjective anyway. Like how Nina Dobrev looks a lot like Victoria Justice, who also looks like Katharine McPhee, who also looks like Adelaide Kane, who… well, you get the idea.
But you can believe what you wish — we choose the Orphan Black conspiracy theory, because it’s a lot more fun! The show’s official Twitter account even got in on it:
— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) January 4, 2017
Santana Gutierrez tells BuzzFeed that she wants to get all the girls together for a group picture, which would be amazing. We hope it happens!