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Woman Says Looking Like Rihanna Makes It Hard To Find Love

Woman Says Looking Like Rihanna Makes It Hard To Find Love

Being an absolute dead-ringer for one of the most beautiful women in the world sounds like a pretty sweet deal, doesn't it? But according to one woman, her similarities to Rihanna have left her struggling to find a partner as she's never sure if they're actually interested in her or just 'fantasising' about the pop star.

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Twenty-three-year-old Yna Sertalf, says she looks so much like Rihanna even her own mum got confused when she saw a magazine with a photo of the Barbadian singer on the front.

Yna, who lives in France but is originally from Martinique in the West Indies, says it was her uncle who first pointed out their similarities and since then she's been stopped in the street by fans who have mistaken her for the singer and has to tell them she's not the real RiRi.

The woman says she has been stopped by fans of the singer in the past. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The woman says she has been stopped by fans of the singer in the past. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

She manages to see the funny side most of the time and jokes that she is the 'fatter Rihanna', but looking like the popstar also has its drawbacks and single Yna says it can be hard finding love.

Yna, said: "I've been single for about a year, but I would never put myself in a relationship with someone who sees me as 'Rihanna' and not 'Yna'.

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"When I talk to someone and hear 'Rihanna' too many times [when we're hanging out], I give up [on them] because I can't determine if the person fantasises about Rihanna or if they really want to know me. That's why I'm single.

She says looking the singer has its drawbacks. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
She says looking the singer has its drawbacks. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

"I have been mistaken for Rihanna quite a lot. This happens to me usually when I'm in tourist places.

"I remember a woman saw me and was being shy. She assumed I spoke English and spoke to me to ask if she could take a picture, and I agreed. It wasn't the first time.

"But then she asked me, 'are you really Rihanna?' with a face full of joy.

"I felt like I was breaking her heart by telling her no, but I find it pretty funny to be in these situations.

Yna Sertalf says even her mum couldn't tell the difference when she saw a photo of the pop star. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Yna Sertalf says even her mum couldn't tell the difference when she saw a photo of the pop star. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

"My friends and family find it funny too. Once my mom received a magazine in her mailbox with Rihanna on the cover and she sent it to me, saying 'I thought it was you'.

"The funniest thing is when people talk about you thinking they're being discrete. I always smile at them to show them that I heard. It's embarrassing.

"But when little kids scream at their parents, 'it's Rihanna', it's lovely. Sometimes even if we tell them I'm not her, they think we're lying.

"I always tell the truth straight away. Because I am fatter than her and I speak French people notice that I'm not her quickly enough."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Community, Celebrity, Music, Rihanna

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

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