Tech Savvy Types Talk Facebook Celeb Look-Alike Challenge at the W

Jayne Sandman and Christina Wilke
Janet Donovan

A celebrity doppelganger challenge was issued this week by a number of Facebook's 350 million users . The contest  happened to coincide with a party last night at The Wine Bar of J&G Steakhouse at the W Hotel in honor of the social networking site's Washington bureau.

Users were asked to change their profile pictures to that of a celebrity look-alike  -- but not all tech savvy types and social media bigwigs were game, they revealed Tuesday night.

Tim Sparapani, head of Facebook's D.C. bureau: “I didn’t play.  Some people say I look like Jeremy Piven, but that was way too flattering for a bald guy.”

Becca Glover said she didn’t play.  “Nobody ever said I looked like anyone famous.” 

Emily Goodin from The Hill did. “Yes!  Mine is Sarah Michelle Gellar, best know from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'”

Amy Argetsinger, Reliable Source columnist for the Washington Post, also played.  “I would have used Kate Beckinsale before she had the work done, but I couldn’t find the right photo. Otherwise Nancy Kerrigan.” 

Event organizer Barbara Martin dished on her doppelganger. “Bette Midler,” she said, “but I’m not going to admit that.”

Tech business owner Gloria Dittus admitted: “I used to look like Jane Curtin, but I don’t anymore.”

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