Kate's Olympic doppelgänger is French athlete Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

While the Duchess of Cambridge was in France recently, she isn't leading a double life as one of the country's Olympic athletes! Its seems that Kate simply has a doppelgänger competing in Rio: 24-year-old French cyclist Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. From their bone structure to their cute dimples, fans at the women's road race final this week were quick to notice the resemblance.

While Pauline has lighter hair and is a decade younger than 34-year-old Kate, the likeness between the pair is striking, thanks to their enviable bone structure, eye shape and perfect smiles.


Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wearing her medal
French cyclist Pauline Ferrand-Prevot bears a striking resemblance to Kate.

Not that the French athlete needs to rely on her royal resemblance to make headlines. While she was less than thrilled with her result in Rio – she came 26th in the women's road race final – Pauline has already made a name for herself as the first person ever in the history of cycling to hold the world road title, world cyclo-cross title and world mountain bike title at the same time.


She isn't the first Rio 2016 Olympian to be compared to a famous face. Brady Ellison, who helped Team USA take home a silver medal in the men's team archery this week, has been noticed for his striking resemblance to Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio.

side by side image of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brady Ellison
Brady Ellison, meanwhile, has been likened to Leonardo DiCaprio.

The 27-year-old was competing in Brazil with his team mates Zach Garrett and Jacob Linde-Kaminksi in this third Olympics Games – and it wasn't long before his appearance sparked a social media frenzy.

"Leo DiCaprio enjoying some time off from acting to play archery in the Rio Olympics," wrote on Twitter user, with another adding: "Leonardo DiCaprio (disguised as USA Team's Brady Ellison) wins silver in the men's archery!"

"Leo DiCaprio comes up just shy in his quest for gold. Credits his method acting in The Revenant for archery skills," joked a third.

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