Without a doubt, Grammy Award-winning musician Rihanna is truly one unique individual. She’s known for having her own distinct style and strong personality. However, it seems like her face isn’t as rare as people thought.
Recently, photos of a girl who has an uncanny resemblance to the singer turned businesswoman has been making the rounds on the web. And now, Rihanna herself has finally seen her ‘twin’. This is what she has to say.
Seeing photos of the seven-year-old Ala’a Baytops, the singer couldn’t believe her eyes. She even reposted a photo of the girl on her own Instagram and said that she almost dropped her phone. What more, Riri further expressed her amazement with a simple question: ‘how?’.
And she wasn’t the only one in shock. With her post garnering over 7 million likes on the social media platform, hundreds, if not thousands, of people from all over the world have been commenting under the photo that the two of them could pass as twins. Even the singer’s celebrity friends were pretty shaken by how much they look alike. Rapper Snoop Dogg even jokingly asked Riri when she had a baby. Meanwhile, Indian-born actress Priyanka Chopra simply commented: ‘Wow?!’.
According to Inside Edition, Rihanna’s mini doppelganger, Ala’a, hails from Roanoke, Virginia. The young girl currently lives there with her mother Bria Baytops, who the singer actually tagged in her reaction post.
Saying how she didn’t notice the resemblance at first, Baytops soon realized it anyway when people began pointing it out and even began calling Ala’a ‘little Rihanna’. But what’s even more interesting is that the girl actually had no idea who Rihanna was until her mom showed her.
Talking about the viral image of her daughter, Baytops said that she decided to share it after seeing a photo of the young singer. She then tagged Rihanna hoping to get her attention. And she eventually did. In fact, another famous celeb noticed Ala’a, too. Former model Tyra Banks reportedly shared the photo of the young Rihanna lookalike.
This may spell further good news for the mother and daughter as Ala’a actually as aspirations of becoming a model herself. With a face like Rihanna’s and Banks’ attention, her dreams might just turn into reality someday.
Speaking of mini-me’s, the singer has previously stated that she would like to be a mother someday ‘more than anything in life’.
For now, though, it seems like her motherly affections will stay solely directed towards her sister’s daughter Majesty, who just turned five years old last June. Being a proud auntie, Rihanna has often posted photos of her and her niece on her Instagram where she has over 73 million followers.
The 31-year-old Fenty creator is currently in a relationship with a Saudi billionaire businessman, Hassan Jameel. The power couple has reportedly been dating since 2017.