Jared's Secret Twin

March 5, 2009

It's no secret. I'll even shout it from the rooftops if you'd like me to. I'm a huge American Idol fan.

There's nothing, and I mean nothing, that I love more than sitting down on a Tuesday night, clicking over to Fox, and railing on some super skinny girl for singing like a sick goat who's high on cocaine. The ones with the flabby arms are even better--even when they can carry a tune.

I'll say it again...I love American Idol, and so far this season, I haven't missed one single episode.

Early on, during the first round of auditions, I very clearly remember this kid, Alex Wagner-Trugman:

As soon as his image popped onto my 19" television, I turned to my husband (pictured below) and said, "Gosh Jared, that kid reminds me of someone." My husband (still pictured below) nodded his head in agreement and said, "Me too, but I can't put my finger on it."

We continued to talk about this Alex character every time he appeared on the show. When his professional photo graced the screen two weeks ago, I had become more than frustrated. "Jared! Look at this picture! Who does he remind me of? I just can't place it!" And my husband (two pictures down) was like, "I don't know. But it a strange way, I think that kid is kind of good looking." And he shrugged and walked away.

Alex's supermodel face:

Jared's supermodel face:

Last night, when I logged onto facebook, I was really surprised to see quite a few wall conversations that chattered on about my husband.

They were like:

Nathan wrote on Ben's Wall
Dude, I know! Give that kid a Red Sox hat and a chiropractic table and Amy would never know the difference!

and

Molly wrote on Courtney's Wall
Spitting image of Jared! I mean, it's kind of freaky!

And then, I finally realized who they were all referring to when I can across this facebook post:

Berta wrote on Jared's Wall
Look Jared! You have a twin!

And she posted a picture of Alex Wagner-Trugman from American Idol.

So I looked at my husband:

And I looked at Alex:

And hot bananas! They were right! My husband looks a lot like Alex from American Idol...but with much better taste in shoes.

And then, when I was browsing around for photos of Alex this morning and came across the picture posted below, the deal was officially sealed--because Jared has an exceptionally weak bladder and is doing that exact same dance 99% of the time:

27 comments:

Minnie said...

Dude, that is SERIOUSLY freaky.

You have got to be kidding. Did you edit those pix of Jared at all?

Cameron said...

LOL!!!! I can totally see the resemblance!

NorahS said...

Wow! They DO look a lot alike! That is crazy.

Christy said...

Wow. So I guess that's what your husband looked like when he was 19. That's insane!

Rachel said...

You know, I just realized your hubby never comments on your blog. Does he know about it? Or do you just ask him to pose for all the pics and tell him you think he's hot?

If he does know, it sure would be fun if he did a "guest" post.

My 6 year old has that same head light thingee.

Amy said...

Rachel--Actually he just started commenting on it a few days ago. I think he commented on the last post.
Yeah, he reads the blog, and then ignores all of it.
And now that you mention it, he's been wanting to do a guest post....JARED!!! GET ON IT!!!!

Karen said...

Good Gravy! How did you miss that resemblance??

Mindy said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is freaky! They've GOT to have the same DNA!

katieo said...

ohmygosh, that is AWESOME.

I was totally a fan of Alex (cute, funny)...until he sang.

Jared said...

You are all crazy! I am way to good lookin' to bear any resemblance to that goofball!

Our Little World said...

LAUGHING OUT LOUD! Hilarious! I love Jared's supermodel pic! I a m still cracking up! And if I had TV, I'd be watching American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance!

joolee said...

Jared is WAY hotter simply because of his association to you:)

Shelby Lou said...

its the potty dance!!!!

hahaha

pam said...

I usually am just a quiet stalker on your blog, but I have to say something. . . HOLY CRAP! hahaha I cannot believe how much they look alike. . .

jennifer said...

Serious twinage happening. So is he your Idol pick now?

Miranda said...

I am an AI addict...love...love...love it...

I bet if you do your genealogy...you're related (lol).

Beth said...

Very funny! They do look exactly alike. How old is Jared? Long lost son, maybe???

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Wow. It's a good thing you're evidently not a fan of the original British version of The Office because here's Gareth, whose name even kinda sounds like Jared.

I'm just sayin'.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

So, was your husband (clearly using Alex Trugman-Hyphen Hiney as an alias) sad to be voted off?

Katy said...

I just don't see it... ;)

chattypatra said...

Oh.My.Gosh. I made it into your blog!

I'm so honored, that I'll take that as an early birthday present.

Yeah, me! Bwahahahahahaha!

Remember, Jared, like Nathan said, the word is Doppelgänger. ;)

Now I'm off to do a happiness dance.

Patty said...

lmao, pretty dang funny. i was actually rooting for this guy... that is, until he started to do that wierd growling thing while he was singing in the Top 12 group finals.

Cheryl said...

Ooh, separated at birth! There is some definite twin-ness going on there!

Amy said...

Leave it to Facebook to clue you in.

Grandma said...

I see it in some of the pictures...but I would still like to see Jared in a Dancing with the Stars format..something about the sequins!

zarina said...

I love that guy too. What a great season this was.

Smarry said...

Wow! They DO look a lot alike! That is crazy.

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