If your television service happens to be through http://www.satellitetv-hq.com, and if you happen to have access to Canadian television, then you have probably heard of a show called Look-A-Like.
This reality show was made famous with its premise which was transforming ordinary girls into celebrity doppelgangers. One episode, they might transform a woman into Hilary Swank while another episode might try to transform someone into Ashlee Simpson.
The hook was how you could supposedly turn yourself into a celebrity look-alike and “be one of the beautiful people.”
As you can imagine, such a show garnered quite a bit of positive and negative attention when it was first released. Those against the show saw it as a shameless promotion of juvenile and damaging standards about what women should look like.
Those for the show celebrated it because of its format and, perhaps, the unspoken promise that even they too could look like celebrities with the right amount of make-up and work.
However you felt about the show, there were certainly not a whole lot of them out there that did quite what Look-A-Like did. The show was a very real attempt to replicate celebrities and, most of the time, it succeeded in this mission.