Kate Upton's buxom blonde look is so recognizable and so distinct that it was only a matter of time before the imitators came along.

Meet Ania, Kate Upton's Russian twin. She doesn't appear to be related to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model or even know her; but thanks to Twitter, Ania was able to reach Kate directly with a photo of herself in a fur-trimmed parka... with nothing underneath.

As far as we know, Ania's not a model by profession -- in fact, she describes herself on her Twitter as a "Mail order bride in training." But damn that's one good lookalike.

Kate, being Kate, retweeted the photo with the note "amazing!"

So you be the judge: If these two were both cast in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot or, uh, a Russian mail-order bride catalog, would you be able to tell them apart?


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The doppelganger:

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The real thing:

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See the REAL Kate Upton:

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  • Vogue US, June 2013

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  • Harper's Bazaar, April 2013

  • Vogue UK, January 2013

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  • Vogue Italia, November 2012

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  • Vogue, November 2012

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  • CR Fashion Book, Fall 2012

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  • Interview Russia, July 2012

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  • GQ, July 2012

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  • July 2012

    20 year-old Kate Upton denies rumors that she was drinking alcohol at a Detroit Tigers baseball game (TMZ Photo)

  • Vogue, July 2012

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  • June 2012

    "The Many Talents Of Kate Upton" presented by GQ and shot by Terry Richardson (Youtube)

  • May 2012

    Kate Upton at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS (Getty photo)

  • May 2012

    "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty photo)

  • May 2012

    Cannes Film Festival (Getty photo)

  • April 2012

    Bloomberg & Vanity Fair Cocktail Reception following the 2012 White House Correspondants' Association Dinner (Getty photo)

  • May 2012

    Kate Upton dances the "Cat Daddy" for Terry Richardson (Youtube)

  • April 2011

    Kate Upton's famous Youtube video where she dances the "Dougie" at a Los Angeles Clippers game (Youtube)

  • Sports Illustrated, March 2012

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  • Esquire, March 2012

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  • Carl's Junior, February 2012

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  • February 2012

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  • Beach Bunny 2012

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  • Remix, August 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Victoria Secret Spring 2011

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  • Esquire Mexico, March 2012

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