Kate Upton Doppelganger Is From Vancouver

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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, Kate Upton's Doppelganger
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Gawker wrote about the photo, calling Korkh a "Russian mail order bride" based on her tongue-in-cheek Twitter bio.

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."

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