...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Sarah Mhlanga, the UK’s “number one Meghan Markle lookalike”, has revealed that demand for her services has decreased since the Duchess of Sussex chose not to attend the Coronation of King Charles III.
Although Mhlanga is an actress who has appeared in various TV shows, she is best known for her impersonation of Meghan Markle, and can earn up to £400 per hour for her services.
However, she has also been subjected to online abuse from people who cannot express their negative feelings towards the real Meghan.
Mhlanga has previously spoken out about the hurtful comments she has received, with some people using her as a “punchbag” for their negative feelings towards the Duchess.
Following Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, Mhlanga received even more abuse, with some people telling her that she should be ashamed to represent Meghan.
Despite the abuse, Mhlanga has continued to impersonate the Duchess, studying her facial expressions and incorporating them into her performances.
In a recent interview with Closer magazine, Mhlanga stated that interest in her services has “waned” since Meghan’s decision not to attend the Coronation.
Mhlanga has also had to take extra precautions, such as asking for security, when appearing in public as Meghan due to the online abuse she has received.
The negative response towards Mhlanga as a Meghan Markle lookalike highlights the intense scrutiny and criticism that the real Meghan faces on a daily basis.
Sarah Mhlanga’s experience as a Meghan Markle lookalike sheds light on the online abuse and criticism that public figures often face.
While it may seem harmless to criticize a celebrity or a member of the royal family, the reality is that these comments can have a significant impact on the individual’s mental health and wellbeing.
Mhlanga’s comments about feeling like a “punchbag” for the public’s negative feelings towards Meghan highlight the dangers of online abuse, and the need for individuals to think twice before posting hurtful comments online.
The intense scrutiny and criticism that Meghan Markle has faced since joining the royal family highlights the challenges of being a public figure in today’s society.
While it may be easy to criticize someone from behind a computer screen, the reality is that public figures are real people who can be hurt by hurtful comments and abuse.
Mhlanga’s experience also raises questions about the ethics of impersonating public figures, and the impact that this can have on both the individual and the public’s perception of the real person.