29-year-old Bianca Burgdorf from Melbourne, Australia is constantly gets approached by strangers in public who think she’s the real duchess, Meghan Markle.
Burgdorf was completely unaware about her similarity to the duchess until friends and family began telling her that she bore a striking resemblance to Rachel Zane — Meghan’s character in the popular American legal drama ‘Suits’.
The 29-year-old gets stopped by strangers in public several times a week now that Meghan Markle officially became royalty following her marriage to Prince Harry May 2018. Bianca says-
“I actually knew nothing about Meghan Markle until she was on ‘Suits’. The first night it was on television, I had a three people message me telling me that I looked like her. I looked her up and could definitely see the resemblance but didn’t think much of it.”
“But then she became more famous as her relationship with Prince Harry was made public and the comments from people really intensified.”
“All of a sudden she was on television all the time and her face was in all the magazines. The more well-known she became, I started receiving a lot more comments about it. The night of the royal wedding last year I had a lot of different people texting me and telling me how much I looked like her. It was funny.”
“I often get stopped by strangers out in public, and at times when Meghan is receiving loads of media attention, it can happen several times a week. It happens a lot in clothing stores, with the retail assistants commenting on it. There was one time I was at my local supermarket and one of the cashiers kept staring at me.”
Bianca said she is extremely flattered to be compared to the duchess and believes that their similarities are more than skin-deep. While Markle’s background is Caucasian and African American, Bianca is of Italian heritage.
Source : Various