New Dating App Feature Finds Your Celebrity Crush Lookalike And It's Genius

Badoo Lookalikes is a new dating app feature which matches you to people who look like your celebrity crushes, and we're downloading the app right now.

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'What's your type on paper?' has frequently been a question thrown about in recent weeks at ELLE HQ thanks to a relatively unknown ITV2 reality programme called Love Island (we jest, we know you're just as obsessed with it as us) that matches seriously beautiful singletons with the occasional bizarre quip from a Gloucestershire-born hunk who likes to do handstands and rap (badly) to defuse tension.

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And, while a recent office poll revealed our dream celebrity crushes include the likes of Simon Amstell, Jamie Dornan, Chris Hemsworth, Adrian Brody and Rihanna, we've realised there are a lot of of A-listers (and Z-listers, to be fair) who we'd venture to call our 'type'.

That's why we're somewhat overjoyed (ecstatic?) to hear that dating app, Badoo, is now giving users the chance to meet lookalikes of their favourite celebrities, thanks to facial recognition technology.

According to the Evening Standard, the app works by users choosing a well-known celebrity or uploading a picture of a non-famous person they like the look of, so the technology can find dopplegängers in the nearby vicinity.

Users can even step their vanity up a notch by uploading a picture of themselves to see others who may look like them.

After all, there's nothing wrong with knowing your competition.

According to the app, the feature enables people's celebrity dating wishlists to 'become a reality', with people in the UK's most searched for famous lookalikes including the likes of actor Robert Pattinson, model Cara Delevingne and presenter Fearne Cotton.

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Other popular choices include Kate Moss, Davina McCall, Emilia Clarke, Naomi Campbell, Laura Whitmore and Jourdan Dunn.

Now, those celebrities we can understand.

Surprisingly, though, Donald Trump is the 10th most searched-for celebrity around the world. Don't worry too much about people's weird predilections though, because Kim Kardashian came in at number one followed by Emma Stone, Beyoncé and Selena Gomez.

Andrey Andreev, the CEO of Badoo, told the publication: 'We pride ourselves on listening to our millions of users around the world.

'We regularly hear that they love new, simple and fun ways to make better connections with a potential match. Badoo Lookalikes is already proving to be just that,' he added.

*Downloads app, searches for Jake Gyllenhaal's London-based twin and awaits response*

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