Now, to be fair, the After Show Friends who made this connection were talking more about how I sound than how I look, and they were talking about America the actress, not Betty the character, but still. I'm not sure I liked it.
Don't get me wrong. America Fererra is beautiful. And she doesn't seem like an idiot, so I don't think anyone was trying to insult me. But still. I guess I'm just a bit tired of this "you know who you remind me of?" thing. Am I really such a doppleganger? Am I not me? Am I not unique? People are always mistaking me for someone else, or telling me I look like so-and-so or "that girl from the teevee." (Though these days, that could mean I actually look like... me, couldn't it?)
Here's the latest list of people I apparently remind other people of (celebrity version):
Shall we play that old Sesame Street game? One of these things is not like the others? One of these things just isn't the same? Too obvious?
The first four are flattering, I know. I should be so lucky. As for the last one, all I can say is that someone seriously told me that. That I reminded them of Poca-fucking-hontas. What does one say to that? Actually, what does one say to any of this? I mean, thanks. Thanks for telling me what Not-Quite-White means to you? Thanks, guys.
But back to the America thing. What do you think? Here's a few clips of her in interviews, so you can listen for that uncanny vocal resemblance, at least:
On Jimmy Kimmel.
What does this mean? I have no idea. Maybe I can be America's voice double. Maybe dubbing for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants sequels is in my future. Maybe. I guess the bottom line is that I AM AMERICA. (But wait - wouldn't that make me Stephen Colbert?)
Peace Out, Homies,