The right angle, good lighting and clever make-up make Kate Shumskaya look like the Hollywood star. This is how the 25-year-old earns thousands of dollars.

No, that's not Scarlett Johansson. This woman's name is Kate Shumskaya and comes from Russia.

 Looking like Scarlett Johansson secures her rent

The 25-year-old is currently causing a sensation on various social media channels with her appearance.

To look like Scarlett Johansson will secure you the rent

The reason: She looks like Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson (yes, that's the real one!)

That's what

  • Kate Shumskaya is about The Internet inspires with her appearance.

  • The 25-year-old looks very similar to Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson (37).

  • Thanks to the doppelganger look, Kate earns thousands of dollars and already has more than ten million followers on Tiktok.

  • For the Russian woman this is both a curse and a blessing.

Look like a Hollywood star? For Kate Shumskaya, this is pure reality. The 25-year-old inspires more than ten million followers on Instagram and Tiktok with her look. The reason: She looks amazingly similar to the actress Scarlett Johansson.

“In social networks I am often congratulated for the excellent performance in the film 'Black Widow'”, the Russian told “Caters News”. She has been confused with the 37-year-old actress since she was twelve. “I've known for a while that I look like her, but I've never thought of anything. I was really amazed by the many comments. ”

Lucrative career

So why not monetize the doppelganger look? On Tiktok, Kate immediately slipped into Johansson's “Black Widow” role, Natasha Romanoff, and shot a few videos. Almost 25 million users clicked on the clips – for Kate the beginning of a lucrative career.

Since then she has been regularly booked as a model and, according to the news portal, earns several thousand dollars a month as an influencer. Enough that she quit her job as sales manager at a construction company in 2020.

The curse of a doppelganger

«My parents still do not understand this step. They always thought that as a model I would never earn enough. I initially had a stable $ 700 a month to live on. So my parents didn't want me to quit my job. But I did it – and it was worth it, “admits the 25-year-old. Her resemblance to Scarlett Johansson also secured her rent.

But the doppelganger existence also has its downsides, as Kate had to experience firsthand. When the Hollywood star was accused of making an Asian character look whiter for his role in the film “Ghost in the Shell”, the Russian also received hate mail and threats. The model would therefore rather lead “her own life” than “Scarlett's”.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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