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StephenUK
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:17 PM
My African Australian friend just posted from Rod Laver Arena that she had been pursued by people wanting photos and autographs from people thinking she was Venus! :tape::lol:

Have any of you ever been mistaken for a tennis legend?

it-girl
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Does she even look similar to Venus?

BlameSerena
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:35 PM
I hope your friend at least looks like Vee and isn't just dark skinned. That would be rude.
People mistake me for Serena from the back.




j/kk I wish. :p

Alejandrawrrr
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:42 PM
I get mistaken for Kournikova all the time :shrug:

StephenUK
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:42 PM
She's tall and slim and has a similar skin colour but that's about it. I can't see any facial resemblance, so it's kind of ridiculous! Plus she's got a very strong Aussie accent!!!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:44 PM
:help:

Jajaloo
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:55 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

JackFrost
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:02 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.
:haha:

blamoh
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:02 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.
And they forget to know that the land those criminals from Britain occupy belong to
black people.
It makes me laugh when someone is a criminal and racist at the same time.

Alejandrawrrr
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:04 PM
She's tall and slim and has a similar skin colour but that's about it. I can't see any facial resemblance, so it's kind of ridiculous! Plus she's got a very strong Aussie accent!!!

That's the secret to getting her max fan support down under! Aussie Kim, meet Aussie Vee.

Mynarco
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:09 PM
This remembers me of the "I am from Michigan" Joke from Mean Girls

Kipling
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Have any of you ever been mistaken for a tennis legend?

No, but at Miami a couple of years ago a guy and his girlfriend kept pestering me for an autograph and a picture. I thought they were nuts but they swore up and down they thought I was Andrew McCarthy. I (think) I finally convinced them I wasn't, but they wanted to play a gag on their buddy over in the stadium, so they called them on his cell and told him guess who they were sitting next to on court 1 yada yada yada and get his ass over there, etc. So when he came over we gave him this big bullshit story about how I was in town for a movie shoot and just wanted to take in some of the the SEO since I loved tennis. I think he actually bought it.

it-girl
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:42 PM
I have not had anyone mistake me for a tennis player. I am a singer & I have had several people ask me for my autograph.

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:44 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

you're trying waaay too hard.

Sammo
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:46 PM
People tell me that I look like Sampras :p

JN
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:57 PM
I have not had anyone mistake me for a tennis player. I am a singer & I have had several people ask me for my autograph.

That's strange, cuz you look just like Ana Ivanovic.

SymphonyX
Jan 20th, 2011, 03:27 PM
No pics?

AcesHigh
Jan 20th, 2011, 03:33 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

:lol:

Bismarck.
Jan 20th, 2011, 03:34 PM
One of my (male) friends looks exactly like Schiavone. I've never told him this, though.

it-girl
Jan 20th, 2011, 06:17 PM
That's strange, cuz you look just like Ana Ivanovic.:lol:

Helen Lawson
Jan 20th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Neely wore a white dress to the mall recently hoping to draw a mob of autograph hounds, but she was simply mistaken for an optician outside the Pearl Vision store.

JJ all the way
Jan 20th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Was your friend wearing a dead ugly dress? That could confuse people.......

Midnight_Robber
Jan 20th, 2011, 08:15 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

Oh noes! How can you generalise like that about such nice people? Of course they don't.

Gosh, it's not as if they tried to commit full scale genocide, stole their children and separated them from their families and their culture, shoved the remaining indigenous survivors on to reservations and into some of the worst living conditions in the world, marginalise them socially, culturally and politically (but love to put their culture out on display when they need to showcase some culture to the rest of the world), and routinely do things like jailing ten year old Aboriginals for having a bubble gum card that was stolen by a friend.

But they sure do love them some Oprah though, so it's all good. :rolleyes:

2Black
Jan 20th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Not tennis, but people mistake me for actor Taye Diggs all the time.

JN
Jan 20th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Oh noes! How can you generalise like that about such nice people? Of course they don't.

Gosh, it's not as if they tried to commit full scale genocide, stole their children and separated them from their families and their culture, shoved the remaining indigenous survivors on to reservations and into some of the worst living conditions in the world, marginalise them socially, culturally and politically (but love to put their culture out on display when they need to showcase some culture to the rest of the world), and routinely do things like jailing ten year old Aboriginals for having a bubble gum card that was stolen by a friend.

But they sure do love them some Oprah though, so it's all good. :rolleyes:

:yeah:

Brilliant!

Stamp Paid
Jan 20th, 2011, 08:50 PM
And I bet you were proud, huh?

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:04 PM
I'm ALWAYS mistaken for Tyson Beckford:sad::sad:

what's wrong with that? Tyson is cute, just hella corny. :lol:

Stamp Paid
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:07 PM
Not tennis, but people mistake me for actor Taye Diggs all the time.

I'm ALWAYS mistaken for Tyson Beckford:sad::sad:Oh?!
http://i54.tinypic.com/10f80aq.gif

goroos1994
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:19 PM
The people in this thread who say that we Australian's hate black people are pathetic. I love both Williams Sisters. Just because we like to see an upset doesn't mean we're racist... not all of us anyway. Don't generalize next time!

Onjanae.
Jan 20th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Oh noes! How can you generalise like that about such nice people? Of course they don't.

Gosh, it's not as if they tried to commit full scale genocide, stole their children and separated them from their families and their culture, shoved the remaining indigenous survivors on to reservations and into some of the worst living conditions in the world, marginalise them socially, culturally and politically (but love to put their culture out on display when they need to showcase some culture to the rest of the world), and routinely do things like jailing ten year old Aboriginals for having a bubble gum card that was stolen by a friend.

But they sure do love them some Oprah though, so it's all good. :rolleyes:

This knocked me out cold!

Daniel K
Jan 20th, 2011, 11:53 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

This. Are you sure they didn't have pitchforks in their hands?

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 11:55 PM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

you may want to rephrase that "all" bit. I live in Australia, and have always been cultural inclusive. ;)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 20th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Its in reference to a different thread guys.

dok-stos
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:02 AM
Oh noes! How can you generalise like that about such nice people? Of course they don't.

Gosh, it's not as if they tried to commit full scale genocide, stole their children and separated them from their families and their culture, shoved the remaining indigenous survivors on to reservations and into some of the worst living conditions in the world, marginalise them socially, culturally and politically (but love to put their culture out on display when they need to showcase some culture to the rest of the world), and routinely do things like jailing ten year old Aboriginals for having a bubble gum card that was stolen by a friend.

But they sure do love them some Oprah though, so it's all good. :rolleyes:

Don't be mad Oprah didn't give two shits about visiting New Zealand.
Now go back to rooting some sheep, child.
How did white people treat Maori's in New Zealand?
Worry about ur own back yard first perhaps.

spiceboy
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:10 AM
No pics?

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kthfpjZtto1qzqq4no1_500.jpg (http://sissydudeomen2.tumblr.com/photo/1280/252351273/1/tumblr_kthfpjZtto1qzqq4n)

Vartan
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:13 AM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

:lol:

Stamp Paid
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:17 AM
Its in reference to a different thread guys.it was lame there and its even lamer repeated here :lol:

sorceress
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:34 AM
Oh noes! How can you generalise like that about such nice people? Of course they don't.

Gosh, it's not as if they tried to commit full scale genocide, stole their children and separated them from their families and their culture, shoved the remaining indigenous survivors on to reservations and into some of the worst living conditions in the world, marginalise them socially, culturally and politically (but love to put their culture out on display when they need to showcase some culture to the rest of the world), and routinely do things like jailing ten year old Aboriginals for having a bubble gum card that was stolen by a friend.

But they sure do love them some Oprah though, so it's all good. :rolleyes:

You people don't even know how to give way properly, I don't know why you feel it necessary to comment on our history.

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:45 AM
One of my female friends (at least I think she's female) looks a lot like Franny and I felt the liberty to tell her this insightful fact, I also felt the need to show her photos so she could see where I was coming from, well since then our friendship has never really been the same :sad: It could have been worse, I could have shown her the photos of Franny post FO win :shrug:

spiceboy
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:23 AM
One of my female friends (at least I think she's female)

That's what I call a close friendship :lol:

The 2nd Law
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:25 AM
I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

:worship:

Are you sure they weren't booing her?

claypova
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:51 AM
you may want to rephrase that "all" bit. I live in Australia, and have always been cultural inclusive. ;)

:facepalm:

Aaron.
Jan 21st, 2011, 02:20 AM
That's what I call a close friendship :lol: :spit: