A photo of Kate Upton's doppelganger went viral this week, but the Canadian student wants you to know she isn't a mail order bride. Heck, she isn't even a model, although she probably should be.
Ania Korkh, 22, has never modelled before but she became an online celebrity this weekend when the Kate Upton lookalike tweeted a photo of herself posing topless in a winter coat, just like the supermodel did on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.
Upton called the photo "amazing" and re-tweeted it to her 793,881 followers. It was favourited 1,032 times and re-tweeted 395 times.
"I was surprised and a little overwhelmed with all the Twitter notifications," Korkh, a 22-year-old rhythmic gymnastics coach and Capilano University student, told The Huffington Post B.C. on Wednesday.
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Ania Korkh, a Vancouver rhythmic gymnastics coach and university student, has been referred to as model Kate Upton's doppelganger.
Korkh, who is of Russian descent and lives in Vancouver, later updated her Twitter bio, clarifying that she is "not actually a mail order bride."
"I found it quite shocking how seriously people took my Twitter bio," she said. "Is everyone's Twitter bio actually true? I don't think I would have written that if I really was a mail order bride."
Mentality Magazine, meanwhile, tweeted that she started a new meme: "Uptoning" or "Kateing."
Korkh told the Sports Illustrated Swim Daily blog that she's been a fan of Kate Upton for a while, and that she likes seeing someone challenge the stereotype of "rail-thin" models."