Look-Alikes: Scott Moir

Confession: I absolutely adore CBC’s new adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

It’s written by someone who worked on Breaking Bad (strange combination, isn’t it?) and it’s not completely faithful to the book but the spirit of Anne is there, along with the grim realities of her past, brought closer to the spotlight. While the book feels like something that Anne would write when she’s safe in Green Gables and in a good place mentally, the new series feels like you’re living through Anne’s experiences while it happens – the ups, the downs and every scrape and resolution in between. When you think about it, the book seemed very flippant about an adoptive family rejecting an orphan they decided to take in but as readers, we were okay with that because we knew that the book wouldn’t exist if Marilla and Matthew didn’t adopt Anne. The series doesn’t give you that comfort, which makes it very refreshing.

In any case, I’m only allowed to ramble about this series is because there’s a Scott Moir look-alike in Lucas Jade Zumann, the actor who plays Gilbert Blythe, Anne’s rival at school and future husband.

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Although he’s young, there is a resemblance between him and Scott, even in his mannerisms in Anne. I would show you the iconic slate smashing scene or the scene where they first meet but I feel as if it’s something to be enjoyed within the series. This scene, although in the last episode, should give you a sense without spoiling too much. There’s something about the way Lucas oscillates between being gentlemanly and a joker that reminds me of Scott.

Let me know if you agree in the comments! And feel free to discuss the Anne series too (I doubt that many of my friends have watched it so I’d love to hear your thoughts). For Canadians (or anyone able to get past the geoblock), the entire series is available on the CBC website. For everyone else, the series will be available on Netflix sometime in mid-May.

~The Rinkside Cafe

Look-Alikes: Yuzuru Hanyu

I’m thinking of planning a family trip to Japan this spring and although I’ve been there once before, I wanted to get more ideas on where to go. I ended up on YouTube and I found myself watching a bunch of videos by an adorable couple, Rachel and Jun since they did a series where they traveled around Japan. (I’ve also been a fan of Jun’s cooking channel for a while.)

At one point, I decided to watch some of their other videos, one of which featured  Jun doing Rachel’s makeup with hilarious results. Rachel apparently got her revenge in another video when she did Jun’s makeup. (Video below…)

Rachel was definitely better at putting on makeup but the results were quite surprising. I guess by enhancing his features and making him look more round and smooth, Jun ended up with a face that looked surprisingly like Yuzuru Hanyu. Here’s a screenshot along with a picture of Yuzu:


Do you see the resemblance? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @RinksideCafe

As well, wonderful readers, have any of you been to Japan or live in Japan? I’m thinking of focusing my trip mostly in the Kyoto and Tokyo areas around cherry blossom season. What places do you recommend visiting or eating? Please let me know in the comments! Any help in planning for this vacation would be much appreciated! As well, where can I find all the products with Yuzu and Mao that everyone keeps talking about?

~The Rinkside Cafe

Look-Alikes: Alexa Scimeca

While I was watching Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim’s SP to Metallica, there was one shot of Alexa Scimeca’s face that gave me the impression that I’ve seen a face similar to hers before. The dramatic makeup really changed her look and then came the ah ha moment.

Alexa Scimeca in her Metallica SP makeup.

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Love the edgy look. This also makes her look like…


Look-Alikes: Ksenia Stolbova

I swear, I’m working on the Euros and 4CC recaps/highlights posts. It’s just been up and down lately with my health, personal life and work and I apologize for neglecting this blog for a bit. In the meantime, I thought I’d do another look-alikes post since they’re fun.

I’m terrible when it comes to celebrities and pop music and whatnot so I usually let youtube pick out what songs I should listen to. “Heart Attack” comes on my suggestions list and I decide to listen to the original by Demi Lovato since a friend of mine who does pay attention to pop music played a cover with Sam Tsui when we were hanging out. I decide to listen and watch the music video and lo and behold, I see Demi Lovato with dark hair…

Upon seeing this, I couldn’t help but think that she looked quite like Ksenia Stolbova.

ksenia stolbova faceWhat do you think?

~The Rinkside Cafe

Look-Alikes: Pernelle Carron

I apologize for my lack of post on the ladies event. I have the beginnings of it but I need a small break to calm down before I can unleash the disgust on paper coherently. For now, enjoy this new look-alikes post!

As I was watching Pernelle Carron in the free dance the other day, I couldn’t help but think that she resembled someone I’ve seen. My hunch was that it was someone from the Hunger Games. And then it clicked: she looked like Johanna Mason played by Jena Malone.

Pernelle Carron:

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Jena Malone as Johanna Mason:

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But then, when I was searching for pictures of Pernelle, I found this picture:

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And thought that she also looked a little like Heather Morris or the hilarious Brittany S. Pears from Glee.

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Do you think they look alike? Let me know in the comments!

~The Rinkside Cafe

Look-Alikes: Brian Joubert

I follow some figure skaters on Twitter and lately I’ve been getting a torrent of tweets about mostly Canadian or American athletes from other skaters. Today, Jeff Buttle re-tweeted this picture of speed skater and Olympic medalist, Denny Morrison.

(Yes, this is still a figure skating blog, even though the first picture for this post is for a speed skater.)

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When I saw this picture, I thought he looked a little like lady magnet (I bet it’s all that crotch thrusting in his programs), Brian Joubert.

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When I found this picture of Joubert, the disheveled hair and sideburns reminded me of…

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Toby Turner, aka Tobuscus, a popular Youtuber! (I flipped the picture so he and BJou were facing the same way.)

Funny story… For the longest time, I only knew Toby as Satan because that was the character he played in a Youtube sitcom called “My Music” created by the Fine Brothers (the guys behind all the Kids/Teens/Youtubers/Elders react videos – I have a bit of a celebrity crush on Benny Fine). I saw him everywhere, like in the Youtube Rewind 2013 video (love this video, if you haven’t seen it already, you should) and skit editions of Your Grammar Sucks by Jacksfilms. I didn’t know his real name until I found an old “Kids React” video where the kids were reacting to him. Sorry, Toby!

Anyways, think Brian looks like Denny Morrison or Toby Turner? Let me know in the comments!

If you think that a certain someone looks like a particular figure skater, let me know! I’ll make a post and credit you with the find! Until next time!

~The Rinkside Cafe

Look-Alikes: Frozen Edition

Look out, Meryl Davis, you’re not the only Disney princess gliding about in the skating world! So far at The Rinkside Cafe, I’ve already done a post on Disney Princesses (who look like Meryl Davis) and a post on the elegant Kiira Korpi. However, while listening to some songs from Disney’s new movie, Frozen, a thought came to me…

Some pictures have been flipped so that faces were facing the same way.

Here is Elsa, one of the main characters in Frozen:


Kiira Korpi looks a little like Elsa with her hair in a bun but the resemblance is most striking when you see this picture:

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Someone needs to Photoshop a braid into this picture. Or see if Kiira is willing to cosplay as Elsa for us.

But then, I thought, Frozen is a sisters movie and it would be nice if we could have an Anna as well as an Elsa look-alike. I couldn’t quite find a perfect look-alike as I’ve never met or seen anyone with Anna’s face shape. Well, maybe Lily Cole but she’s not a figure skater so in the end, I thought the closest Anna look-alike I could find is Ashley Wagner with the streaks in her hair.



Ashley Wagner:

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Well, I tried.

Do you have any look-alike suggestions for Anna? (And did you like Frozen?) Or just in general? Let me know in the comments~!

EDIT: Reader Wendy Doeh mentioned that Kiira’s sister Petra, who inspired Kiira to skate, looks like Anna.

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OMG. Real life sisters who look like *the* Disney sister duo. Sorry, Meryl Davis, but you’re not the only Disney Princess.

~The Rinkside Cafe

Look-Alikes: Piper Gilles

Recently, my Twitter was all abuzz with the fact that Piper Gilles became a Canadian citizen. Here’s a Tweet of what I assume is her after her citizenship ceremony:

Piper citizenshipAfter seeing this picture, I was struck by Piper’s resemblance to Blake Lively, who I adored in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies.

Paul Poirier with Piper Gilles:


Blake Lively:

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But when I was searching for pictures of Piper, I found this particular photo:

Piper Gilles

And immediately, I thought that the look she has in this picture was so Quinn Fabray/Dianna Agron:

Dianna AgronDo you guys see the resemblance? Let me know in the comments~!

Also, if you find any other look-alikes, let me know and I’ll feature them in a post! Of course, I’ll give credit where it’s due. I’ll also be happy link readers to your site/blog/channel/other social media site if you put it in with your comments!

Happy Holidays~!

~The Rinkside Cafe

P.S. I swear I’ll get started on those Skating 101 posts soon. I have an idea of where to start but I have a feeling the post will be tedious to write.

Look-Alikes: Anna Pogorilaya

I was watching CBC’s coverage on the Cup of Russia and when they announced the entries for the ladies competition at the Grand Prix Final. When I saw a headshot of Anna Pogorilaya, I immediately thought, “OMG, it’s Regina George!” Or rather, I was referring to a character from Mean girls played by Rachel McAdams.

Anna Pogorilaya

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Rachel McAdams as Regina George

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Is butter a carb?

And just because I’m such a fan of this movie…

“One time, she punched me in the face… It was awesome.”

Do you think there’s a resemblance here? Let me know!

~The Rinkside Cafe

Look-Alikes: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva once more!

I did a Look-Alikes post on Liza in the past but I was watching a youtube video when one of those ads popped up, this time advertising a fragrance for Calvin Klein. The model for it is Rooney Mara and at one point, she sports a hairstyle with straight bangs and looks out of a car window:

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I couldn’t help but feel that Elizaveta had a similar bone structure in her face even though their face shapes are different.


~The Rinkside Cafe


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