Sometimes when you read posts about celebrity doppelgängers, these look-alikes don’t quite look alike and you feel stupid fooling for the clickbait. Damn you internet! But this is very much insanity. The person in question who is Natalie Portman’s lookalike is a man in Brooklyn. He’s 24 years old and this picture of him from sixth grade has, with good reason, gone internet frenzy.
“About a year ago, my sister was browsing through family photo albums and she sent me a school picture of me from the beginning of sixth grade—I was 11,” Clyff told Glamour . “I sent the photo around to my friends, but thought nothing of it.”
The side-by-side photo caused a storm on Reddit earlier this week. “We were all shocked at how similar I looked to Natalie Portman at that age.”
Clyff has grown out of these similarities and matured into a more masculine look. “I was embarrassed by how feminine I looked then,” he shared. “I vividly remember going to a P.F. Chang’s with my mother and sister and having the waiter approach the table and say, ‘How are we doing ladies?’ I was often mistaken for a girl between the ages of 10 and 13. At the time it bothered me, but now it’s something I enjoy reminiscing about.”