Badoo Lookalikes is already proving to be just that.” Actor Idris Elba has 751 matches in the UK, tennis champion Andy Murray has 868 lookalikes while Boris Johnson has more than 650.
In recent years dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Happn have proved massively popular with people.
A dating app is offering people the chance to meet lookalikes of their favourite celebrities thanks to new facial recognition technology.
Through the app, called Badoo, singletons can choose any well-known star they fancy – or even upload a picture of a non-famous person who they know – to find doppelgangers nearby.
lets you search through the databases of various online dating services to find people who look like certain celebrities, or people you know.
The product claims to be the first dating app to use a face search feature, saying: “This powerful feature lets you instantly see the people you are really interested in meeting.
Most of my close friends here in Medellin are foreigners and I have seen girls break their neck checking them out as we walk down the street.
It is an immediate sense of curiosity that some Colombian women have upon meeting a foreigner.
Across the rest of the world, Donald Trump is surprisingly the 10th most searched-for celebrity while Kim Kardashian ranks at number one followed by Emma Stone, Beyonce and Selena Gomez.
The app has 833 matches for Holly Willoughby in the UK, 823 for Poldark’s Aiden Turner, 320 for David Gandy and even 1,443 for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
At first glance Medellin women do not perceive me as a foreigner due to the way I look.
So I do not have that instant “gringo effect” on them.