Find Your Museum Portrait Doppelgänger With This Unexpectedly Funny App

It’s 2018, and celebrity doppelgängers are so passé; the latest trend is to find your museum portrait doppelgängers, with amusing — and often horrifying — results.

The free Google Arts & Culture app has been gaining viral attention on social media, with even celebrities like Busy Phillips and Rowan Blanchard sharing their LOL-worthy hand-painted lookalikes. (Granted, the app has a few other features as well, including featured articles, celebrity interviews, and art collections, but it’s the most recent selfie installment that has garnered widespread attention).

To unveil your destiny, snap a photo of yourself in real-time (no prepared uploads allowed, so know your angles) and allow the app to tell you which portrait best matches your features, and what percentage of a match you are.

As Blanchard’s Instagram Stories suggests, it’s probably best not to take it all too seriously.

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Busy Phillips is appropriately enamored with the app — and she isn’t the only one.

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I win?

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Can't stop won't stop.

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*dresses as girl with the pearl earring before taking google arts and culture app selfie*

what i always dress like this

— steph (@stephsstone) January 13, 2018

Playing with the Google Arts & Culture app (iOS and Android). It'll search international museum collections for portraits that are similar to your selfie. https://t.co/Q7qq6h5dMp pic.twitter.com/8qDKdghDgE

— Andy Ihnatko (@Ihnatko) January 4, 2018

Congratulations, Google marketing geniuses, for spurring thousands of selfie enthusiasts to download an app about art.

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