In the comments in the piece below on the JonBenét Ramsey twins, there was some discussion that JonBenét had become Katy Perry. I do not know who the Ramsey twins became, so I cannot say it is not Perry, but I gather that this particular rumor did not take into account JonBenét being a set of twins.
But Perry is a set of twins too. But the math does not work. Perry at age 31 is five years too old to be a Ramsey, not that dates for these people are reliable.
But set that aside. I repeat – we have no way of knowing what happened to JonBenét Ramsey after her fake death at age 6 because we cannot make comparisons of childhood photos to those of adults. Too many changes are in store between age 6 and 26.
Back to Katy Perry – I have been staring into her face for several hours over yesterday and today, and have a feel for her. The performer, at least the one I saw singing Roar and Fireworks, is the one we call Twin One. I began to be able to distinguish based on ears, but also smile. Twin One often only lifts her upper lip to smile, and it is seldom reflected in her eyes. More often she projects sultry beauty, though it is not affecting me much. I find the green-haired one below most attractive. I don’t know why – that down-home girl next door with the green hair look?
That bottom one is the exception that proves the rule. That is a pretty and, in my view, genuine smile. I had it mis-classified just on that basis, but it is Twin One.
Twin Two seems more gregarious, at least by the photos I have seen, and this again demonstrates what we have seen time and again, that one twin is usually friendlier and outgoing, while the other is more talented, at least, in this case, musically.
They look a lot alike (duh … twins), so I’ll do a side-by-side analysis to point out differences. But I have not seen two twins look so much alike since I worked up Elvis. It leaves me with a queasy feeling – is this right? After hours of staring at these faces, I am pretty much certain this to be the right analysis. Those ears kept showing up different time and again, and I am aware of the angle problem. If someone can work it up differently, have at it.
The distance between the green lines is that between the tops of their ears. A little bit of parallax distortion is apparent, but not enough to cause such a difference in ear height. so The ear difference is genuine. Twin Two (right) shows a little more gum in her smile. Twin One has rounder eyebrows, if they are real. The teeth appear identical, but I would venture they are not original equipment, so that the dentist was instructed to make them look alike. Twin One exhibits a lightly more pronounced bow in her upper lip – I put the blue line in there so that would be easier to see. (They are both in full-on smile mode.) I will do one face split here and call it quits.
Man are they close! This has been a difficult assignment, but Straight knew she was twins, so I kept at it until the ears finally gave it away. (Most photos of Perry on the Internet do not show ears.)
That is it – Katy Perry is now added to the Honor Roll of Twins, upper right.