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Meet Kim Kardashian’s “Double” Melissa Molinaro

Submitted by on July 28, 2011 – 7:36 am2 Comments

Known as the “Old Navy” girl, Melissa Molinaro is a hot topic not just for her resemblance to Kim Kardashian but for the fact that KK’s now filed a $20 million lawsuit against the clothing chain alleging it made unauthorized use of her name and likeness.

Canadian-born Molinaro, 29, has said she’s “very proud” of the commercial she made for the stores, adding that “it was a great shoot and I was honored to be chosen from the auditions which included more than 500 other girls held in different cities.”

Who exactly is this girl and why is she making noise? According to People magazine, here’s what you need to know:

1. Performing Is Her Specialty
“I started dancing when I was about 3, and have always been a singer,” Molinaro says, adding that she is currently working on a follow-up to her club-friendly debut single “Dance Floor.”

2. She Has More Ties to Kardashian Than Just Appearance
Although Molinaro isn’t commenting on the reports, she was rumored to be dating Reggie Bush. Twitpics emerged in June of Bush coming out to BOA Steakhouse in L.A. to help her celebrate her birthday. This followed a number of online reports that the two were getting cozy.

3. She’s Shared the Big Screen with Paris Hilton
Critics panned it, and IMDB lists it as its 18th lowest-ranked movie by users, but the 1994 flick The Hillz was Paris Hilton‘s big-screen debut, and Molinari had a small part in it. In the low-budget flick, she played a girl named…Melissa.

4. Her Parents Inspired Her to Be Career Driven
“My dad put me on skates at the age of two, and I took figure skating,” Molinaro says of her hockey fan father. “I then went on to gymnastics, and finally found my home in dance. My parents were incredibly supportive to help me follow my interests starting with my early childhood.”

5. She Has an Appetite
Aside from regular “girlie-girl” hobbies such as “going to the movies, shopping and hitting the dance floor,” Molinaro shamelessly enjoys eating. “I love food,” she says. “I think I am the only girl on Twitter who constantly posts pictures of food.”

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