They say the imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and there’s a whole lot of flattering going on with 10 of the most unoriginal copy cat celebs in Hollywood. It’s natural to take inspiration from other famous people when you’re starting out. But sometimes the imitation can go a bit too far, and leave the rest of us yelling ‘get your own look already’. It’s not just less well-known celebrities who copy bigger stars; it’s also some of the biggest names in the business, as you’ll see in our video. And sometimes the copying is reciprocal.
Some of the imitation that goes on in Hollywood is done totally openly, as a way of celebrating nostalgia. That was certainly the case for Katy Perry, who was explicit about taking inspiration from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake for her matchy matchy red carpet look. These pictures will give you serious throwback chills. And Bella Hadid has herself admitted that Rihanna is her beauty icon. But of course, a lot of celebs will vehemently deny there’s any copying going on. Take Lady Gaga, for example. She will not have it that she copies Madonna’s music. But once you’ve seen comparisons of their fashion choices, Gaga can’t really deny that Madonna has inspired her sartorial style.
It’s not surprising that some celebs naturally gravitate toward others. It’s like it’s meant to be for some of them, such as Taylor Swift. If you’re trying to decide whom to have as your style icon, you might as well go with someone who has the same name as you. And Taylor Momsen, with her penchant for plaid, her glam goth dresses and her chokers certainly fit the bill for TayTay. And of course, what could be more natural than little sisters copying big sisters? With someone like Kim Kardashian in your family, it would almost be rude not to imitate her style, and perhaps even borrow a dress from her closet. After all, isn’t that what big sisters are for? Kim herself has clearly been keeping an eye on Rihanna’s tracksuit style.
We could talk all day about whether Beyoncé copies Jennifer Lopez, or Jennifer Lopez copies Beyoncé, but the truth is, they’re both at. And you’ll see the amazing proof in our video. Discover more about 10 of the most unoriginal copy cat celebs in Hollywood in our video, and let us know in comments who you think is the biggest imitator.