Boston 30 Under 30: Hollywood Doppelganger EditionBy Scott Kearnan
December 10, 2013
Well, this is awesome.
In case you missed it, yesterday saw the unveiling of our Boston 30 Under 30 honorees. (You can find the second annual lineup of hot Hub talent here, and stay tuned for a full recap of last night's celebration at Island Creek Oyster Bar; we have plenty of party photos and details on the way.) But here's something we didn't see coming: as soon as our list was revealed, it inspired a Tumblr parody, DoppelgangerBOS, that gave our honorees the Hollywood casting treatment (and authored some nifty new "bios" for them too.) Macklemore as L'Espalier pastry chef Jared Bacheller? Padma Lakshmi standing in for Bondir Concord sous Rachel Miller? Shawn Thornton, a Hanson brother, and a Magic Mike lap dancer all make an appearance — and frankly, we can't believe we didn't notice the resemblance between Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro chef Josh Lewin and Justin Timberlake sooner.
It's all pretty hilarious, and we appreciate that in the era of Mean Internet, this Tumblr spells it out: "This is ALL IN GOOD FUN, so nothing mean-spirited, b*tchy, cruel, or otherwise distasteful will be tolerated." Will the real DoppelgangerBOS please stand up? We're tempted to name you #31.