Amazing: Fashion Celebrities & Their Olympic Body Doubles

If you think about it, the Olympics and New York Fashion Week aren't all that different. Both involve a lot of preparation and training, both demand that you bring your best to every appearance, and if you're not in the starting position (or just your seat!) when the event begins, you're totally disqualified. 
Another thing the two have in common? Just like making the cut for an Olympic team, getting to be a fashion A-lister pretty much has one-in-a-million odds. While we're not sure how to instantly fast track one's life from nights in a rental apartment to afternoons on a runway, the good folks over at BBC created a magical machine that'll do just that for your Olympic dreams. Using its newfangled HowMuchDoTheyWeigh.comwe grabbed approximate measurements* for some of our favorite fashion icons to see how they'd stack up to the world's best athletes.
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A decade spent learning how to perfectly jump hurdles is admittedly a more inspiring than years of training yourself to not trip up the stairs in heels, but with this easy guess-and-see system, everyone can now be an insta-athlete, from our favorite runway stompers to the Kaiser himself — and of course, you.
*Take all approximate sizes and weights with a grain of salt; as you can imagine, these people don't all disclose their measurements readily.
Photo: Via Selfridges
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Karl Lagerfeld is most like...Scottish Track Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

At first glance, we wouldn't expect the Kaiser to have much in common with a man who wears brightly colored spandex each and every day, but good lord, were we wrong. With four gold medals to his name as the most successful male cyclist in Olympic history, Scotland's Chris Hoy is so talented that he was knighted by the Queen for his contribution to the sport. And, with Karl receiving France's Legion of Honour award and kicking ass every season — let's  be real, we're still dreaming about fall '10's furry Chewbacca boots — it's clear that it's more than just body composition that's keeping these two on top. 

Photo: Via Selfridges
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Karlie Kloss is most like...Ukranian swimmer Daryna Zevina.

The 17-year-old Olympian qualified for the women's 4x200 freestyle relay as well as the 100m and 200m backstroke, which is pretty much like the swimming equivalent of walking in a handful of big-time shows, but not closing any. Looks like the glamorous land-faring end of this body double came out out on top.

Photo: Courtesy of Elie Saab
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Alexa Chung is most like...Russian rhythmic gymnast Alina Makarenko.

This one actually makes a ton of sense. Long, limber, and lean, Alina's job at the Olympic Games is to simultaneously look gorgeous and flawless throughout a technical and artistic presentation. With Alexa's knack from throwing on anything from decades past and looking insta-chic, these two are right in line. Her natural fashion sense and enviously lengthy limbs may not have gotten her to the Olympics, but she's still doing a kickass job of prancing across any floor in ultimate style.

Photo: Courtesy of Maje
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Gisele Bündchen is most like...Japanese boxer Satoshi Shimizu.

We've spent the better part of her career being endlessly jealous of, um, everything this superstar's got goin' on, but thanks to BBC and some long-overdue genetic payback, there's finally vengeance. Though the personal stature of this writer mimics that of a female Italian water-polo player, Gisele, with those perfect legs and flawless everything, is apparently a physical copy of Satoshi Shimizu, a male bantamweight boxer. Alright, so he's a super lightweight — his division was named after a breed of tiny chickens, after all — but even his slim stature won't take away from the fact that the world's top model got body-matched to a dude.

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Alexander McQueen's armadillo shoes are most like...Japanese gymnast Asuka Teramoto.

These 10-inch stunners pretty much topped out the competition in terms of jawdroppingly tall heels, but Japan's teeny-tiny gymnast — who is 4 feet, 6 inches tall — can do some serious tumbling, and we're not talking the kind we'd we'd be doing after trying to strut in these bad boys. We'd like to side with shoes so dangerous that the models refused to walk in them, but at the end of the day, they're just not as shiny as the promise of a gold medal. Sigh.

Photo: Via The Met
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