A French lady known as Yna Sertalf has stated that she is still single because of her uncanny resemblance to Rihanna.
The 23-year-old who originates from Martinique in the West Indies, was made aware of the resemblance she shares with the Barbados singer when her uncle told her about it when she was a teenager.
She has since found it difficult to get into a relationship as she suspects men interested in her just want to fantasize about her popstar lookalike.
Yna also stated that her mum once mistook a photo of Rihanna, 31, on a magazine cover as her when she saw it.
‘I’ve been single for about a year, but I would never put myself in a relationship with someone who sees me as ‘Rihanna’ and not ‘Yna’.
‘When I talk to someone and hear ‘Rihanna’ too many times [when we’re hanging out], I give up [on them] because I can’t determine if the person fantasizes about Rihanna or if they really want to know me. That’s why I’m single.
‘I have been mistaken for Rihanna quite a lot. This happens to me usually when I’m in tourist places.
‘I remember a woman saw me and was being shy. She assumed I spoke English and spoke to me to ask if she could take a picture, and I agreed. It wasn’t the first time.
‘But then she asked me, ‘Are you really Rihanna?’ with a face full of joy.
‘I felt like I was breaking her heart by telling her no, but I find it pretty funny to be in these situations.
‘My friends and family find it funny too. Once my mom received a magazine in her mailbox with Rihanna on the cover and she sent it to me, saying ‘I thought it was you.’
‘The funniest thing is when people talk about you thinking they’re being discrete. I always smile at them to show them that I heard. It’s embarrassing.
‘But when little kids scream at their parents, ‘It’s Rihanna’, it’s lovely. Sometimes even if we tell them I’m not her, they think we’re lying.
‘I always tell the truth straight away. Because I am fatter than her and I speak French people notice that I’m not her quickly enough.’
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