This Woman Has Landed $20,000 In Clothing Contracts Because She Looks Exactly Like Rihanna

25 November 2014, 14:00 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Rihanna Selfie

By Jason Gregory

Seriously, we can't tell the difference.

This is Rihanna.

And this is a woman called Andele Lara.


A photo posted by @andelelara onApr 4, 2014 at 10:19am PDT

Dead ringer, right? Well, the similarity has not gone unnoticed by some pretty big companies too. Andele has now made around $20,000 from clothing contracts in the last 12 months alone.

In her first ever interview, the 22-year-old revealed that she is even followed by Rihanna's fans because of her likeness to the Bajan singer.

"The moment I step out anywhere, everyone starts staring and whispering before I get bombarded by strangers asking to take their photo with me. This happens every day — It doesn’t matter what I do. I can’t go twenty-four hours without hearing Rihanna's name."

Andele Lara

Unsurprisingly, Anadele has amassed a pretty enviable social media following, including more than 30,000 Instagram followers.


A photo posted by @andelelara onOct 10, 2014 at 12:08pm PDT



A photo posted by @andelelara onDec 12, 2013 at 8:50pm PST

And now she says opportunities just keep falling in her lap.

"I wouldn't really say I’ve gone out looking for opportunities, they've just come along naturally. I reckon if I put more effort, I would get even more! I've scored hair contracts as well as sneaker, mascara, hair accessories and apparel deals. I also get into clubs for free and I get a lot of free drinks too!"

Rihanna be like.
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