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Calling All Richard Branson Lookalikes: Win a Trip to New York

February 28, 2009 at 3:15 PM | by | ()

That Richard Branson sure is one cool dude. No matter what he's doing, he's always got a big smile on his face like he's having the time of his life, probably because he is. He's the archetype of the rich, international playboy, with the windblown hair, sun-bleached goatee, and eyebrows arched in perpetual delight. If that describes your look as well - or at least your attitude - Sir Richard would like to hear from you. Virgin is sponsoring the Richard Look-A-Like Competition, which will award the winning doppelgänger with a pair of Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy tickets to New York, a pair of VIP tickets to the airline's 25th birthday party, and one night's accommodations for two people.

If this sounds good, pop on over to Virgin Atlantic's Facebook page, where you can read the fine print, view photos of the entrants so far, and even download special Richard Branson hair and eyebrow cutouts that are reminiscent of those Beatles cutouts that came with the Sgt. Pepper's LP. You can choose between the "Natural" and the "Bouffant". The good news is, you don't have to look exactly like Branson, you just need to communicate the same kind of cavalier attitude through your setting, pose, and body language. As such, the contest is open to both Richards and Richardettes.

To do this, trying standing on the wing of your Boeing 747, or else run naked through the ocean surf as you complete some crazy adventure. (I would personally don a military officer's outfit to resemble the young Branson in the video for XTC's 1980 hit Generals and Majors.) As long as you convey the spirit of the wild British mogul who keeps launching new businesses - such as the new V Australia - you're in the ballpark. The rest is up to the good sir.

[Photo: hometownhollywood.com]

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· Virgin Atlantic Richard Look-A-Like Competition [Facebook]
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Archived Comments:

oh man

This could very easily go viral...if only everyone took to cutting out, wearing, and then photographing themselves with the eyebrows and hair to post on Facebook. I say, it's got the power to foment to masses!