Veronika Black may not be a household name, but to meet her, you would swear she looks familiar and you wouldn’t be alone. Veronika bears a striking resemblance to Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie and the similarity isn’t entirely coincidental. Ms. Black has been getting lip fillers since 2011, but even without those enhancements, her similarity to Angelina can be seen in Veronika’s piercing blue eyes, Jolie-like full pout and, dark hair.
“It happened overnight. I was working as a shop assistant at the time, and I was just a regular girl on the tills, but suddenly people mistook me for Angelina Jolie,” the Angelina Jolie dopplegänger said. “It was bizarre, but Angelina is absolutely gorgeous so I was obviously flattered too.”
There’s no denying that Ms. Black shares a unique beauty with the Maleficent star, but Veronika confesses that her appearance seems to put men off.
“I’ve been single for over a year now after a five-year relationship ended, and I’d love to meet someone special,” Ms. Black said. “I particularly like older men with a bit of stubble—just like Brad Pitt. But to be honest, I think I scare men off. Men seem to be intimidated by the way I look.”
This resemblance to Ms. Jolie wasn’t always so obvious. Growing up, Veronika confesses to being harassed by schoolmates for her average, unremarkable looks.
“The bullying started when I was eight and lasted until I left high school at 18,” admits Veronika. “Along with being flat-chested, I also had really frizzy hair and was chubby. I definitely had an awkward phase. I never got invited to parties, and was constantly being told that no boy would ever want me.”
While she seems to have overcome those harsh school days, the Angelina Jolie look-alike says her new problems are now almost as bad. Veronika says men become so nervous in conversations with her that they visibly shake.
“Sometimes men get really nervous and start shaking when I talk to them, which is weird as I’m a nice person and there’s definitely nothing to be scared of.”
That isn’t always the case. Veronika reveals that there are some men who behave in brutish and offensive ways, which intimidates her that much more when she finds herself in social circles.
“Only creeps will try and chat me up, and they’ll be really rude and aggressive when I say I’m not interested. No normal, respectable guys are ever keen, but I’m too shy to approach men myself.”
[Featured image: Veronika Black courtesy of HotSpot Media; Angelina Jolie courtesy of Kevin Winter/Getty Images]