Twin strangers: Woman finds her exact doppelganger on Facebook

An Irish woman has found her exact double after she made a bet with friends and set up a Facebook page to search for their "twin strangers."

Women who've never met realize they're complete lookalikes thanks to a Facebook group

Niamh Geaney and Karen Branigan found each through a Facebook page set up to find "twin strangers." (Twin Strangers/Facebook)

An Irish woman has found her exact double after she made a bet with friends and set up a Facebook page to search for their "twin strangers." 

Niamh Geaney, Terence Manzanga and Harry English, all from Dublin, started the campaign March 30 to find unrelated people who look just like them, anywhere in the world. 

Harry English, Terence Manzanga and Niamh Geaney are looking for their 'twin strangers' through a Facebook campaign. (Twin Strangers/Facebook)

To make things interesting, they gave themselves just one month to get it done. The trio posted a YouTube video to help get the ball rolling. 

As it turned out, Geavey found hers first, about two weeks into the challenge — And although they had received photos from people all around the world, Geavey's twin stranger lived just an hour's drive down the road from her. 

In a new YouTube video, Gaevey and Karen Branigan meet for the first time.

"Since you got out of the car down there, I haven't stopped looking at you, because it's weird. It's so, so weird," says Gaevey. 

Gaevey and Branigan then do their hair and makeup together to get their faces to match even more closely. 

Niamh Geaney and Karen Branigan met for the first time after a worldwide search for Gaeney's lookalike. (Twie Strangers/Facebook)

The three Dubliners got the idea to look for their doppelgangers from a British journalist who to tried to find her own double in 2011. 


Sophie Robehmed, born in Devon, found her twin stranger, Lauren Hatchard of Birmingham, through a mutual acquaintance. 


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