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Watch: The Britney Spears lookalike who's made nearly half a million imitating her

Dec 3rd, 2012
Britney Spears impersonator Michaela Weeks
Britney Spears impersonator Michaela Weeks
Dec 3rd, 2012

Will the real Britney Spears please stand up? Check out the above clip of a professional Britney impersonator who's made a mint posing as the pop princess.

Small-town girl Michaela Weeks from the US state of Connecticut no longer has to wait tables because she makes thousands as a Britney lookalike. So far, she's made more than $460,000 just from playing Britney. Much better than tips!

"I feel very blessed to look like Britney and to be living the life I am now," the 24-year-old told The Sun.

"I bought my house when I was 19 ... I couldn’t believe how well paid just looking like someone else was."

"Being a lookalike has allowed me to spend tens of thousands on sports cars, two houses, clothes, shoes and my pedigree chihuahua, Charlie.

"It feels like fate that I was born in this body and that I look like someone famous.

"If I ever get to meet her I want to thank her for giving me this life."

Looking like a celebrity comes with its pitfalls too. The impersonator struggled financially with Britney's negative press over the years and the star's consequential down-time.

Her career picked up again when Britney joined the panel on the US X Factor.

"Since Britney was named as a judge on the US X Factor this summer, I’ve been so busy" said the performer.

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