One Manchester man is in love with the shape of his face.
Ty Jones grew up believing he’d never accomplish his dreams of becoming an entertainer — until he realized his likeness to English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Now the Manchester, UK, native works as a full-time lookalike and aspiring actor, but looking so similar to the celebrity musician has also come with some drawbacks: namely, how obsessed Sheeran’s fan base is with him. And, as a dead ringer for Sheeran, Jones often has to deal with the dogged fan base obsessing over him.
“I’ve had crazy numbers of fans follow me in Hackney in London and in Los Angeles, to the point where the team I was working with have had to help me make a dramatic escape plan,” Jones told Jam Press. His experiences with devoted Sheeran groupies have ranged from “fans crying and shaking to a starstruck cyclist who couldn’t stop looking and they crashed their bike while still making eye contact.” The latter experience, he added, “was like a comedy sketch, when I went over to help, they said, ‘No way have I just met Ed Sheeran.’”