Connor Sakwa (left) and Pierre Eid (right) are brothers from another mother for many reasons: not only are they doppelgängers, but they’re also both in the same fraternity. Connor and Pierre are known for their racial ambiguity, dark complexions, bold eyebrows, big smiles, and their passion for the f—— Catalina Wine Mixer.
Pierre: When did we first hear that we looked alike?
Connor: [Editor-in-chief, William] Janover said it when you were like rushing, and I was like nah, I don’t see it, but yeah I think that was the first time. You were like a bigger version. A meatier version.
P: I think for me the first time was during rush when Philip [Heller, Copy Writer] told me that I looked like a brother. I think it’s a thing with those NYC prep boys, calling out doppelgängers.
C: Has your girlfriend ever mistaken you as me?
P: Never, fortunately.
C: That’s good for everyone.
P: I did hear once that my name infiltrated the Blog group, when Sydney [Mondry, Staff Writer] called me “a wider version of Connor Sakwa.”
C: What else…
P: Do you like the movie, Step Brothers?
C: It’s a quality film.
P: I woke up, like, ten minutes ago.
C: Pierre’s known to be a late riser.
P: Connor’s still on Spain time. I don’t know if you heard, but he went to Spain.
C: I was mistaken as a Spanish person a lot.
P: And as me.
C: No, not as you... I don’t see it as much as everyone else, it’s mostly the skin color.
P: We’re both ethnically ambiguous.
C: I’ve been mistaken for many different races.
C: Do you play sports, Pierre? I’ve never seen you play a sport.
P: Swam in high school, but I also used to play soccer a lot.
C: We should play soccer together sometime.
P: I played a little bit in high school. And my dad played at Brown.
C: Ah, right. I knew that.
P: So how do you feel about boats?
C: The funniest thing about Pierre is his laugh. It sounds like he’s gasping for air. [To Pierre] I don’t know if I should laugh with you, or console you.
P: Alright, mister hyena laugh over there.
C: How do you even know what a hyena laughs like?
P: Have you ever seen The—
Both: [At the same time] Lion King?
C: Yeah, but that’s a cartoon.
P: Wait… we both said that at the same time.
C: Yeah, I know. That’s weird.
C: You asked me how I felt to be compared to you. How do you feel to be compared to me?
P: It’s a little insulting.
P: Just kidding. It’s a great honor to be compared to the great Connor Sakwa.
P: Did you know when you got the email that I was gonna be the doppelgänger in question?
C: Oh, immediately. I knew Janover had probably set this up.
P: I didn’t know right away. I was like, who do I look like on this campus?
C: Yeah. It’s pretty obvious.
P: I also shaved today.
C: I did too!!! I shaved this morning because Pierre can grow facial hair and I can, but like, not as well… so I thought that would be a good difference for him to have that would set us apart. He can let the flow rage. But I can’t go that far. I get too much of a mustache and its like, eh.
P: That was me in seventh grade.
C: I’m still learning.
BlogDH: What’s your favorite quality about yourself, or about each other?
P: I wouldn’t change anything about myself.
BlogDH: What’s your favorite quality about Connor?
P: His personality. He’s very caring and lovable.
C: Thanks. That’s nice of you to say. I appreciate that. About Pierre… he’s the nicest, kindest guy. Always smiling. Always laughing that weird laugh I don’t know what to do about. Great guy. Great guy.
C: How about we interview you?
BlogDH: Well… um… this interview is about you guys, not me.
P: Also, I sometimes try to be Connor to confuse random people.
C: But if it’s random people, how do they know who I am?
P: Well, they know who you are.
C: Then you haven’t really confused anyone at all.
P: Well we have, but like, ironically. We’re zero for zero. We haven’t tried to be successful.
Don’t forget to submit doppelgängers you know to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back for another round of It Takes Two soon!
Photos by Danielle Perelman ’17.