Deja-vu? Arab stars and their Western look-a-likes

Published June 6th, 2013 - 11:22 GMT

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Image 1 of 9: While some have compared sassy Lebanese diva Haifa Wehbe to Britney Spears, the feisty starlet didn’t take too kindly to that parallel. Instead, we’ve chosen the flirtatious Hollywood star Mila Kunis who played in “Black Swan” as Haifa's Western look-a-like.

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Image 1 of 9: We love you too, Tamer Hosny. The “Bahebak Enta” (I Love You) singer from Egypt is as MmMm good as Latin lover Ricky Martin. The two pop singers share dreamy looks and daring dance moves that will make you “Shake your Bon-Bon." Their culturally rich musical flavors make the ladies swoon, wherever they are in the world.

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Image 1 of 9: Enviable barnets and cheeky smiles will make everyone wish they could be more than “Friends” with Carole Samaha and Jennifer Aniston. These two give off girl-next-door vibes, but given their success, they are clearly not to be underestimated.

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Image 1 of 9: They may not look totally identical, but sweetie pie singer Nancy Ajram has the same home-girl spirit as singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. They emanate innocence, but you know that deep down they’ve got a fighter’s spirit...just listen to Nancy at the Arab Idol judging table, or listen to one of Tay-Tay’s songs about her many boyfriends!

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Image 1 of 9: Si, si, we think Enrique Iglesias is as sultry as X Factor star Wael Kfoury, but you be the judge. The charismatic musical talents have a widespread fan base across the region and beyond. We also think they look like twins! What do you think?

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Image 1 of 9: Oops, we did it again. We’ve compared the “Toxic” American singer to yet another Arab star, but don’t you agree that Nicole Saba looks like a young Britney Spears, before she went all crazy and shaved her hair off?

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Image 1 of 9: With plastic surgery so strongly in the mix, there’s no telling who she really looks like, but one could certainly compare UAE songstress Ahlam to an Arab version of Jocelyn Wilderstein. Train wreck alert!

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Image 1 of 9: Jennifer Lopez and Elissa’s album covers reveal they’ve got a similar look, and they’re not afraid to amp up the sex appeal to reach success.

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Image 1 of 9: One last ride on the dreamboat for the day takes us to the mirrored worlds of Majed Al Mohandes and Patrick Dempsey. Maybe it’s their soft, silky hair that takes our breath away, or maybe it’s the way their eyes seem to penetrate the heart. Some combination of these traits have totes brought them stunning success on the stage and screen.

We all know they can prance around on stage, and we can see that they all love to show a bit of skin, but it seems that our Arab stars have more in common with Western superstars than you think!

It could be their looks or their stage presence, but we've been getting some twinny vibes off some of the biggest stars in the Middle East. Is this a coincidence? Or are they trying to look like some of the biggest stars in the US?


Check out nine of the region’s hottest stars and how they just might have a sista’ from anotha’ mista’ or a brother from anotha’ motha’. We’ve put them side-by-side to prove our point, but you be the judge if Elissa is quite as curvy as JLo.

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