|Resemblance: She says she is frequently told she looks like popstar Rihanna|
A Rihanna look-a-like claims she cannot find a boyfriend because she looks too much like the popstar. Since the Barbados-born beauty first burst onto the music scene in 2003, Bianca Guthrie reckons her resemblance to the singer has constantly ruined her life.
Stylist Bianca, now 25, says she has been stopped on the street more than a thousand times by autograph and selfie-hunters confusing her for the 27-year-old Bajan stunner - and it's driving men away. Bianca is more likely to be seen walking the streets of Hackney near her home than winning Grammys, but that doesn't stop people thinking they're the same person.
She has even done her best to get away from looking like the singer by adopting new styles - which Rih Rih then copies. She said: "I'm single because I look like Rihanna, pure and simple. "I have lost count at the amount of people that have been convinced I'm Rihanna - to date I've probably been stopped by over 1,000 people in street.
"Boyfriends have dated me purely because I look like her - it's always the first thing they say. I'm desperate to find a man who sees past my resemblance to Rihanna. Blokes want me to be Rihanna, but I'm not. I'm Bianca."
She said: "I respect Rihanna, but I wanted to be unique and now I'm just embracing my look. "I don't want to be just a look alike. "When I was 14, people at my school told me I was her double. "I ended up cutting my hair to get away from it, I liked Rihanna but when you get asked it 100 times it loses its appeal quickly. "Next thing I knew, she'd cut her hair too, and we looked exactly the same again. "When I left school it just got worse. I would go on holiday and people were convinced it was Rihanna. I'd be followed and then asked for a photo. "One time in London a group of tourists ran across a busy street shouting 'Oh my gosh it's Rihanna!'"
Bianca is now so paranoid about her resemblance to Rihanna, who has been regularly voted one of the sexiest women on the planet, that she goes out of her way to dress differently. Bianca is now on the hunt for a man who hates the Umbrella singer, because hopefully he will treat her just as she is. She added: "I won't let my looks get in the way of my life - but if you had to look like someone, it could be a lot worse couldn't it."