One guy says he’s inundated with hundreds of messages a day because of his odd resemblance to Tom Hardy. You can see the lookalike here:
Keify Bankhead says he was compared to the Hollywood star about seven years ago by a friend, but since joining TikTok he has been inundated with messages and even marriage proposals from people who think he is. he looks like the actor.
The 34-year-old said he only saw a “slight resemblance” personally, but said the comparison was a big boost for him.
Keify, from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, said: “I have been inundated with messages about my resemblance to Tom Hardy from women, and men indeed.
“I get hundreds of messages a day from different women [since making TikTok].
“My inbox is kinda crazy. I’ve had people wanting me to go around the world saying ‘take a flight to Canada and I’ll marry you’ or ‘I’ll pay for your train tickets to Berlin. ‘ Or other.
“Women said they basically wanted to marry me. I’ve never had so much attention in my life. One of them said ‘what does it feel like to look like the man of my dreams ? “.
“Tom Hardy is like my crush on my man anyway. There are definitely worse things to say about you when someone compares you to someone who looks like that, that’s pretty flattering, although not all of it. quite believable. “
Keify said suddenly receiving so much attention is “very new” with the comments sparked after joining TikTok and sharing a clip of himself.
He added: “There is a pattern emerging, women tend to agree with that very much and it’s usually men or people without a profile picture, trolls, who are like ‘you don’t look like him. nothing. ”There aren’t really many women who say no, which I find quite funny.
“I really didn’t expect this video to go so viral. I see a slight resemblance but I’m doing it just because of the comments. I really don’t think I look like her, even though I went with it.
“It made my self-esteem higher than it ever was to be honest, as I have had a crisis of self-confidence over the past two years.
“There was a surprising amount of straight men who had commented and said ‘I’m not even gay but I would’, things like that made me laugh.
“But on the other hand, people say I’m nothing like him, so it’s 50/50 at this point. Someone said ‘Tom Hardly’ that made me laugh.”