Do people often say that your son looks like Rosie O'Donnell? Is your baby's cranky face reminiscent of Gilbert Gottfried? Does your daughter have a lizard-like quality that reminds you of Rachel Zoe?
If so, you are eligible for the "The Mommy Shorts Baby/Celebrity Lookalike Contest" sponsored by Toddlewood!
Toddlewood is a photo project started by my photographer friend— Tricia Messeroux. She's unveiling "Toddlewood Unplugged" on August 25th in NYC, a show that will feature kids dressed as musical icons such as the Black Eyed Peas, Janis Joplin and Justin Bieber. (She often does casting calls from the Toddlewood facebook page so if you're interested, become a fan.)
The two of us teamed up to do a baby/celebrity lookalikes contest MOMMY SHORTS STYLE. That means reader-submitted photos and VERY loosely based pairings. No costumes, no make-up— just kids that for one reason or another look like someone famous.
I made a request for entries last week and so far I've received 32 lookalikes. As much as I would love to show them all right now, the contest will be rolling out on the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage all month long.
Below are the first 10 entries to give you a taste of what you're in for…
Brodie & Billy Idol:
Eddie & Nick Nolte:
Vivian & Justin Timberlake:
Charlie and Humpty Dumpty:
Vincent & The Situation:
Anna & Michelle Williams:
Rhys & Russell Brand:
Conner & Matthew Macaughney:
Gabby & Drew Barrymore:
Charlie & Popeye:
Pretty awesome, right? And that's just the beginning…
Anybody who wants to enter can post a picture of their kid (0-5yo) on the wall of the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage (along with your kid's first name and the name of the celebrity you think he/she looks like)*. Then I'll download the pictures, make a celeb side-by-side and post it in an album where everybody can vote on their favorites.
PRIZES (of course there are prizes!):
TWO WINNERS will each receive an $100 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Toddlewood.
Entries will be accepted up until August 25th. Then there will be a week to make sure everyone has enough time to get their votes in and the winners will be announced on Monday, September 5th.
Winner #1 will be determined by whoever has the most "likes" on facebook. Winner #2 will be selected by an as yet undetermined (celebrity?)** panel of judges.
Good luck to everyone and I hope you all join in on the fun!
* If you would like to enter but don't know who your kid looks like, just post a picture and I'll see if I get inspired. But fair warning— that's how Humpty Dumpty happened.
** If you are a celebrity, know any celebrities, currently have a restraining order against you for stalking one or more celebrities, please let me know. ("CELEBRITY" can be loosely defined.)
One last thing! I'm guest posting for Kristin over at What She Said today about going on a "Date Night" with my husband. (Kristin will now be known as Justin Timberlake's mother.) Check my guest post out here.
Such a fun contest!! Humpty Dumpty is my favorite so far 🙂
OMG. I have one for each of my kids. The one for my youngest is so hilarious (to me).
I did a post on it a long time ago so I need to search for the picture but I already have the matching one. Do I send both? Or the picture with a link?
You can send me the pic with the name of the celeb and I’ll find a matching pic. But if you’ve already got a pic, even better! Up to you.
And I want both kids!
Oh I KNOW you’re not saying my little bean has a “lizard-like quality”… Her only connection to Rachel Zoe is her fabulous fashion that makes you die, and her sass.
You are correct. No lizards here. Except if she’s covering up some sort of skin condition with her coat.
Oh I’ll get you a good one!
I have NEVER seen more perfect look alikes.
Wish I had one for you, I don’t.
But these are SPECTACULAR.
Love the first one and the last one. And, um, all the other ones. Have I mentioned I’m really bad at things where you have to pick your favourite?
::Sigh:: There goes my age-inappropriate crush on Justin Timberlake. His mother??? Oh dear.
Still, I have to admit, the resemblance is uncanny.
vincent IS a situation ALL the time!! thanks for posting this! im excited to see more!
That photo of Billy Idol just terrified me so much that I may not be able to continue with this contest. Happily, I have until August 25 to get over the shock.
P.S. I know. You’d think it would have been Nick Nolte that shook me to my core. Go figure.
Russel Brand is the best and I’m not just saying that because I’m his mama and I dressed as Katy Perry for Halloween so we could be a matching pair. Okay, maybe I am. He also does a pretty spectacular rendition of Gene Simmons. I’m not even kidding you. I totally blogged about it!
These ar all grrreat. Cannot commit to choosing my favourite yet, will be back.
ok, i have gone all out and made a whole post with my entry. this is too fun. can’t wait to see everyone’s lookalikes all month long!