It Takes Two, Celeb Edition: Freshman guys and their famous Doppelgängers

Have you felt recently like you are seeing a lot of celebs around campus? Well, Emma Watson graduated and I am still NOT Ellen DeGeneres, so likely you are seeing a freshman guy who just happens to look like A-list celeb. Keep an eye out of campus for…

Grant Sholem / Seth Meyers


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Get to know Grant: When Grant is not sitting behind a desk, he is probably complaining about the “cold” weather, and how “in LA everything is better and prettier.” You may know Grant from the Brown Admirers Facebook group page, and recognize his sharp chin, tan cali-skin, and striking resemblance to the hilarious Seth Meyers. Or, you may know Grant from that time he won the Orange County Regional U-12 junior, lightweight fencing championship, where he placed in second until he was later disqualified for being confused with 30-year-old Seth Meyers. Classic Cali-mix up.

Ryan Simshauser / Young Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Get to know Ryan: If you ask Ryan if he is actually Joseph Gordon-Levvit he won’t deny it, but rather ask for your number, then request that you take a photo with him and tag him in it ASAP. He is known for wearing his signature sunglasses and reminding you that he in fact took a gap year. Look for Ryan to be a physical athletic presence, whether he is playing club frisbee, intramural basketball, or fifth-string pickup touch football quarterback. There is an urban myth that if Ryan wears his sunglasses inside at night, there will be 500 more days of summer. Fun fact, Ryan was a body double for Joseph in Inception, and has testified that DiCaprio smells like cinnamon.

Elias Robinson / Shaggy from Scooby Doo


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Get to know Elias: Do not expect Elias to solve any mysteries, instead expect Elias to be the center of all mysteries. He is tall, handsome, goofy in all of the best ways, and has the biggest head of hair you have ever seen. Elias may be from Maine, but his luscious blonde hair is from heaven. He is thinking about concentrating in CS, but says his backup plan is, and I quote, “What is a concentration?” He doesn’t drive the Mystery Machine, but rumor has it that he has a dope ’08 Saab at home.

Adam Walden / That Australian kid who threw a huge house party and his interview went viral on Youtube

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Get to know Adam: Known to rock a bucket hat and the same sneakers as that female mannequin from the front of the Thayer Street City Sports, this club laxer has yet to go viral, but its only the second month of college so there is plenty of time. Let’s move on.

Noah Braendel / Andrew Garfield

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Get to know Noah: Ever wonder why there are so many spiderwebs in Wayland? They’re not from Noah, and it’s actually a real problem that someone needs to check out now. Noah is actually extremely scared of spiders and heights, but don’t let that fool you into thinking he’s not tough. He is. He is tough as nails–nails that are great to do homework, share stories, and hang out out with. Yeah, that tough. Also, the rumor is that he dated Emma Stone back in the day. I can neither confirm or deny (I can deny).

Ansel Vahle / The Gerber Baby


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Get to know Ansel: Ansel is not a baby obviously. But if he was he would be the biggest, smartest and most southern baby ever, so take that, record books. Ansel is a frisbee maniac with a penchant for music, partying and being from Alabama. Ironically, he hates babies.

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