Olivia Sturgess admits she is a "hardcore Swiftie"
Taylor Swift met up with an unofficial lookalike after contacting her via Tumblr.
Australian teenager Olivia Sturgess has claimed that she is regularly stopped in the street due to the similarity in looks she shares with the pop star. Sturgess works as a retail assistant in a branch of Target and got her hair cut specifically to look like her idol.
The pair recently met backstage when Swift’s ‘1989’ tour called at Melbourne after arranging to meet up online. Sturgess was contacted after writing about how Swift’s song ‘The Best Day’ helped her get through the death of her mother, who recently died of cancer.
Recalling the memory of meeting Swift, Sturgess told Buzzfeed: “We started talking about how she has to wear flats because she has tendonitis from months of touring. I wanted to thank her for everything she’s done and tell her that her song ‘The Best Day’ helped me through my mum’s passing this October from uterine cancer and she quickly lit up and said, ‘I saw your post on Tumblr! That’s why you’re here! I’m so, so, sorry you had to go through that and I’m sorry I couldn’t play that song.’
“I just couldn’t believe she was real, and it was all a haze and so quick, and her people rushed us along for a photo.”
In a separate interview with the Daily Mail, Sturgess said that she did not choose to dress in the same way as Swift but that the similarity in their faces meant that they got compared to one another regardless.
“I think it’s just the facial structure. I’ve got small eyes and bigger lips like her,” she said. “Sometimes I won’t wear makeup at all and still get told I look like her.”
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