Photo by Silvia Vatteroni
Yes, even Mustafina with her unique looks and death stares, has a doppelganger.

In the past two year, British singer Birdy has been gaining attention in the gymnastics internet community due to bearing a striking resemblance to our legendary gymnast. Some people thought that the singer was related to the gymnast and some other went far where they actually thought it was our Mustafina the first time they saw a picture of her (cough*me*cough).

So, who is she?.

Jasmine van den Bogaerde is an English singer-songwriter who  is better known by her stage name Birdy. She is one year and seven months younger than Mustafina.

Aliya and Birdy share more than just looks, they are both deeply talented and passionate about what they do. They are also known to be down to earth despite their huge success at a young age.

 At only 12 years old, Birdy won both the under-18s category and the Grand Prize, against 10,000 other competitors at the UK talent contest Open Mic UK, a spinoff of the Live and Unsigned competition.  Thanks to her astonishing talent and hard working nature, she has a very successful recording career.

Birdy has a song on the soundtrack album of the hit movie The Hunger Games, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawerence. Her song “Wings” was  featured in the movie trailer for  “Winter’s Tale.” starring Colin Farrell. She also contributed three songs to the soundtrack for the movie The Fault in Our Stars: “Tee Shirt”, “Best shot” (with Jaymes Young) and “Not About Angels”.

On top of that, Birdy earned a nomination for Grammy Award category Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Learn Me Right” (from movie “Brave”) shared with Mumford & Sons.


Birdy’s social media pictures (via Instagram&Facebook)


Mustafina’s VK pictures

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Photo by Silvia Vatteroni

Written by Gigi Khazback Farid
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