16th Century lookalike

Man Finds His Doppelganger in 16th Century Italian Painting | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!.

What started out as a leisurely stroll through the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Nov. 11 with his girlfriend, quickly turned into quite a surreal experience for Max Galuppo, 20, of Bloomsbury, N.J.

Galuppo, a Temple University student, found his doppelganger in a 16th century Italian painting by an unknown artist titled “Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet.”

Although Galuppo’s resemblance to the dark haired, huskily built, bearded face seems obvious to the 735 Reddit users who have commented on the photo since Curtis uploaded it to the site late Sunday night, Galuppo, at first, said he failed to recognize the similarity.

“It’s actually funny because I tried to research the painting as much as I could. There’s not a lot of information from it. The area that the painting is from in Italy, that area is actually where my grandparents are from. I might check out Ancestry.com to see if there’s a relationship,” Galuppo said.

Photo credit: Nikkie Curtis

We at Doubtful News think the guy also looks  a little like someone else, namely this guy… (if he puts on a few pounds)

Wil Wheaton

Faces look similar, it’s not such a big deal to find someone who resembles you. This story was amusing. I bet Mr. Galuppo found it amusing too.

  5 comments for “16th Century lookalike

  1. daran
    November 14, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    this—-> ” painting is from in Italy, that area is actually where my grandparents are from”
    says it all.

  2. November 14, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Had he been dressed like the guy in the painting at the time I’d have been impressed but o/w meh.

  3. Rand
    November 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    I think it would be more accurate to say that all guys with similar hair and beard styles and vaguely similar builds all look alike. Just about anyone who is skinny and puts on a fake Lincoln beard and top hat ends up looking pretty much like Lincoln.

    I get something similar all the time because I’m a guy with long hair. I go to someplace I’ve never been before and someone thinks they know me, because they had previously met some other guy who had long hair… They apparently focus in on the hairstyle, and that’s what sets off the pattern recognition in their brain.

    You can see the opposite if someone you’ve always known with a beard suddenly shaves it off…

  4. November 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Sometime life can be weird, you can find an other exemple of this kind of similarity here, it’s the 15th picture :


  5. November 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    When we were touring a couple of castles in Denmark we noticed that our then eighteen year old son looked liked one of the 17th or 18th century Danish kings. Later when talking to one of his grandmother’s sisters, it had turned out that one of their brothers also noticed he also resembled a former king when they visited Denmark and toured a castle. Their father (our son’s great-grandfather) immigrated to Canada from Denmark in the 1910s. See Daran’s comment.

    Our tall blonde son blended in well in Denmark. His sister and I do tease him for his uncanny resemblance to Project Runway’s Austin Scarlett. For a while he used Mr. Scarlett’s photo on his Facebook page, and his friends actually thought it was him.

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