If You Had Trouble Telling Hannah And Yeo Bee Yin Apart, There's Now A New Doppelgänger

"Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me?"

Cover image via @hannahyeoh (Twitter) & Hannah Yeoh (Facebook)

Folk wisdom has it that everyone has a doppelgänger out there.

And the theory is proven right by Segambut Member of Parliament (MP) Hannah Yeoh.

Will you just take a look at Yeoh's lookalike?

The former deputy women, family, and community development (KPWKM) minister met her 'clone' named Amanda during a church service in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Sunday, 13 September.

"This morning I attended church service in Kota Kinabalu. A lady walked towards me and I could not believe my eyes - it was like seeing a twin!"

Amanda said she had been told that she looks like Yeoh as well.

In a follow-up post, Yeoh related that she has seen the element of twinning in her entire life.

She attributed that the special wonderment to her Chinese name given by her parents - Yeoh Tseow Suan - which in Chinese means 'coincidentally a pair' or 'likely double'.

Parents-to-be, what you name your child, he or she becomes.
Hannah Yeoh

"After being named that, my younger sister Megan was conceived and born in the same year. We did everything like twins. Same schooling year and same class!" said the 41-year-old.

She said the magic continued to appear in her life when Yeo Bee Yin joined DAP after she finished serving her first term in politics.

Yeo, who is the current Bakri MP and former energy, science, technology, environment, and climate change (MESTECC) minister, has always been confused for Yeoh, and vice versa, because of their looks and their surnames which are just one letter apart.

According to Yeoh, a portion of Malaysians, ambassadors, and even politicians can't tell them apart.

"So I am now fully convinced of the power in a name. What you name, the child becomes. I am constantly seeing double. My two daughters are starting to look like twins. I am praying favour and wisdom will likely double for me," Yeoh said.

At the time of writing, Yeoh's two posts have garnered over 45,000 likes and 960 shares

Thousands of netizens left comments saying that they thought the two persons were the same.

"Before reading this, by looking at the picture, I thought you guys were siblings," read one top comment.

"Very similar. Ask your parents if they gave away your twin sister," a netizen said in jest.

Another Facebook user wrote, "May many more young ladies not just look like you, but become the nation's most valuable asset. Amen."

Image via Facebook

Some netizens also jokingly suggested Yeoh send her lookalike to execute her duties as an elected representative.

Earlier this week, a man drove from Johor to Bangi, Selangor to track down his 'cloned' car that was giving him a problem:

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