Rihanna look-a-like

Bianca Guthrie/Rihanna

*A 25-year old London stylist claims she cannot get a boyfriend because she looks too much like pop singer Rihanna.

Bianca Guthrie says she is constantly stopped on the street by fans confusing her for the 27-year-old Bajan beauty. Worse of all, Bianca claims: “I’m single because I look like Rihanna, pure and simple.”

In an interview with “The Mirror,” the Hackney, London, resident said:

“I have lost count at the amount of people that have been convinced I’m Rihanna – to date I’ve probably been stopped by over 1,000 people in street.”

Bianca Guthrie

Bianca Guthrie

“Boyfriends have dated me purely because I look like her – it’s always the first thing they say. I’m desperate to find a man who sees past my resemblance to Rihanna. Blokes want me to be Rihanna, but I’m not. I’m Bianca.”

Bianca even believes RiRi is copying her style, saying:

“I respect Rihanna, but I wanted to be unique and now I’m just embracing my look. I don’t want to be just a look alike. When I was 14, people at my school told me I was her double. I ended up cutting my hair to get away from it. I liked Rihanna but when you get asked it 100 times it loses its appeal quickly. Next thing I knew, she’d cut her hair too, and we looked exactly the same again.”

Bianca Guthrie

Bianca Guthrie

“When I left school it just got worse. I would go on holiday and people were convinced it was Rihanna. I’d be followed and then asked for a photo. One time in London a group of tourists ran across a busy street shouting ‘Oh my gosh it’s Rihanna!”

Since Rihanna hit the music scene in 2003, Bianca believes her resemblance to the singer has constantly hindered her social and dating life.

“Boyfriends have dated me purely because I look like her – it’s always the first thing they say. I’m desperate to find a man who sees past my resemblance to Rihanna. Blokes want me to be Rihanna, but I’m not. I’m Bianca.”

Despite Rihanna regularly being voted one of the sexiest women, Bianca says she goes out of her way to dress differently than the singer. 

“I’ve found myself going online daily to see what she was doing/looking like. I went through phases of doing it to avoid a certain look. I had my hair red and then a week later Rihanna did it. “Everyone thought I had copied her so I dyed it back. Then I went blonde and was told I looked like Rita Ora – I couldn’t win.”

While she believes her resemblance to Rihanna has ruined her life, Bianca says:

“I won’t let my looks get in the way of my life – but if you had to look like someone, it could be a lot worse couldn’t it.”