Who knew that our national badminton hero Datuk Lee Chong Wei had an identical twin sister?
While the Malaysian shuttler was busy competing in the Rio Olympic Games and winning the hearts of Malaysians, another Malaysian has been making headlines for her similar resemblance to Lee Chong Wei.
So who is this doppelganger? This individual in question is Ika Syazwani, and no, she’s not a dude. The Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) student started gaining attention after her Facebook posts as well as screen capture comparisons between her and Chong Wei was widely shared on social media.
“Who knew that people would say I look like Datuk Lee Chong Wei. Maybe its because we have a similar facial structure. I always feel like laughing about it because to me, the whole thing is funny. I did not expect it to become viral,” Ika was quoted as saying.
Ika, who is also a huge fan of Chong Wei herself, suggests that the similarities between the 2 could possibly be because her grandmother is Chinese.
“Overall, Datuk Lee is the best. Even though it was a silver medal, but we know that he is one of the best players in the world. Congratulations once again,” she said. According to The Star, the 24-year-old mathematics and statistics major also has a passion for automotive sports like drag racing and drifting.
Since becoming popular, Ika has been receiving a slew of friend request on Facebook. As of time of writing, she currently has 4959 Facebook friends and 6107 followers.