Kate Moss doppelganger opens up about being ‘papped’ on a daily basis

2019-05-24 14:36
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Cape Town - An uncanny Kate Moss lookalike has revealed what life is like being bothered every day by the press, who mistake her for the British supermodel.

Denise Ohnona (38) from Lancashire in England had lost her fashion sense, gained weight, and went through a heartbreaking divorce, before discovering her likeness to model Kate Moss.

"When I split up with my ex-husband eight years ago, I went a bit 'mumsy'. I lost my sense of fashion and gave up on the gym," Denise said.

"I’d look after the kids day and night and it was more important to run around after them than look after myself."

After regularly being stopped in the street to be told she looks like the 48-year-old beauty, the mom-of-two overhauled her wardrobe and became a gym bunny to look more like the model.

"Then I started getting people mistaking me for Kate Moss when I’d go anywhere.

"Being told that I could look like Kate Moss picked me back up and I started focusing on myself again.

"I got back into the gym and began looking after my appearance – and the comments started all over again!" she said.

Now, just one year into her transformation, Denise explains that she often gets photographed by confused paparazzi and mobbed for selfies in public places.

"When I first started to get papped, I used to get very shy and felt like a fraud because I’m a Fake Moss.

"But then as time went on, I started to enjoy it and now find it flattering – who wouldn’t want to get mistaken for Kate Moss? She’s one of the most incredibly iconic women ever!"

"I get mistaken for her on a daily basis now – especially when I’m out in central London – that’s where the paps tend to find me," Denise added.

"However even members of the public get us confused, and I get asked to pose for selfies in nightclubs and in the supermarket all the time.

"It’s amazing that I’ve been able to find something that has transformed me from my frumpy mum lifestyle to a glamorous 'supermodel'," the mom said.

Unlike some A-listers, Denise revealed that she loves being photographed by paparazzi as it’s given her a confidence boost.

"The last time I visited a club in London there was a crowd lining up for photos with me – it was so much fun meeting so many great people," Denise said.

"When people see me they get excited, and when I tell them I’m not really Kate Moss they love it anyway and still want selfies.

"But some people never ask me straight out if I’m Kate Moss – they usually point and whisper to each other, 'That’s Kate Moss'.

"I’m super proud that I’ve finally got over my shyness and lack of confidence – and getting snapped by photographers and stopped by fans has helped this massively.

"I’ve always held myself back but I’m a new woman and regularly step out of my comfort zone."

Source: Magazine Features 

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