Thursday 24 August 2017

Meet the world's No.1 Kate Middleton look-a-like: 'I've spent months wearing four types of false baby bumps'

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their visit to the XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

If you thought you were dedicated to your work, you haven't Heidi Agan.

The former waitress works full time as a Kate Middleton look-a-like and is so determined to stay like Kate that she has four specially crafted baby bumps she has been sporting in recent months.

She reportedly earns up to €3,500 a day for her royal resemblance, but her income comes at a price - comfort.

“I’ve spent the past few months having to wear four different-sized false baby bumps made for me by a seamstress, so I look authentic as the real pregnancy has gone along,” she told the Daily Express.

Heidi Agan/Facebook
Heidi Agan/Facebook

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“I can’t wait to get rid of those.”

Heidi also revealed that she has received death threats from "anti-royalists" via her Facebook and Twitter pages.

“I deliberately kept my pages open for all the nice people that want to get in touch but some people use the internet to say stuff to me they would never dare say to my face," she explained.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their visit to the XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their visit to the XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate

“If someone is jealous or doesn’t like what I do they can spit it out on their computer and don’t have to deal with me saying something back to them.

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“If you’re in the public eye, even as a lookalike, you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“I’ve had to stop reading anything about myself, good or bad, because it knocks my confidence and makes me feel terrible about myself.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery

The 34-year-old, who began working as a full-time look-a-like in 2012, said she's received more than a dozen marriage proposals from strangers and she's regularly hounded for photographs from royal watchers.

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