People meet their doppelgängers in the most surprising places. But don't be a typical 3D normie who thinks they can run into their own copy only in planes, at weddings or musical festivals. If you maintain an open mind, you can stumble upon your sibling from another mother in the two-dimensional world of animation too. Need proof? Just take a look at the 'Me vs. Animated Me' meme.
People all over the Internet are sharing side-by-side pics of themselves and popular animated characters that they believe they resemble and some comparisons are so accurate, it's as if Hollywood ran out of ideas and are using social media accounts as inspiration for their character design.
Actually, some well-known cartoon characters were inspired by real people. Take Popeye. The spinach-munching-fist-fighting-sailor man from our childhood is no doubt an ever-famous cartoon character, but he was based on someone from Chester, Illinois (the creator's hometown). Frank “Rocky” Fiegel, a small and wiry, but tough guy. Fiegel smoked a pipe, was toothless, and participated in many fights, just like the character. It is said that he'd been kind to children, although died childlessly and was buried in a lot that's marked by an engraving of the iconic character on the headstone.
Also, most of us are definitely familiar with the near-sighted, gullible and socially-awkward Milhouse Van Houten from The Simpsons. Although Bart's friend was named after US President Nixon (whose middle name was Milhous), the boy's character was based on Josh Saviano's Paul Pfeiffer, whom the show creators aimed to caricature. And dare I say, they did quite a nice job!
So who knows, maybe some of the people in this list really have inspired our beloved cartoon characters. After all, the number of celebrities is finite.