Friday, April 5, 2013

I'm a 16 Year Old Russian Princess

The title of this post really does say it all. I'm not actually 22, I'm 16. And I was crowned Miss Russia this year. Oh, and one more thing. I'm really great friends with Jane from the Kiera Knightly version of Pride and Prejudice. Are you wondering how all of this started?

I have heard from more than one person that I look younger than I actually am. Usually I get pegged down a few years. However, it seems that the older that I get, the younger I get according to the people around me. And I'm pretty sure it's not because I'm getting more immature. There is one young man (to whom I've never actually spoken- I heard this from his mother) who said, "Every time I see her, I think she's 16!" Yup. I'm 16 and I'm married to a 28 year old dude. Man, I sure did find a serious cradle robber!

And now I'm constantly worried about flashing my ring all over the place, so no super awkward moments happen. My friend Kristina was out and about, and some guy came up and asked for her number. Kristina is married and has three kids. Yup. Talk about awkward. Super flattering, but awkward for all involved.

I'm not offended, and looking forward to the future, I think that I'll be flattered when I get older and I'm a 75 year old hag getting taken for a 50 year old hot mama. Yup. I'm sure that's how that will go. At least, it will if I go down the same road that my Mama leads. That right there is Mama and Buggy. Yes, that woman gave birth to all 10 of us children. And she looks fantastic.

(NOTE: For a good Pictorial read, go refresh yourselves by meeting Buggy as she and I almost die in smelliness and as she gave us directions to nowhere.)

(ANOTHER NOTE: Mama is neither 75, 50, nor anywhere in between. I just thought I'd point that out. She's a spry spring chicken.)

Not only was I recently informed of my true age and my return to the teens, I also discovered that some people think that the lady crowned as Miss Russia this year bears a striking resemblance to myself. I, of course, think that it's highly fitting that I be taken as a Russian princess. Isn't my name very suiting?

Miss Russia 2013

Miss Natashya 2011

What do you think? Close enough? My Aunt Becky said that I'm prettier, so I think that means that I should get the crown. I think it's only fair. Even if I don't live in Russia, or participate in the pageants. I've loved Russian crowns ever since I saw Anastasia when I was little, and formed a subsequent mild obsession over her story (and the beauty of her dress which ended up destroyed by Rasputin- what a shame). Dimitri is definitely one of the best looking animated characters out there. Not that he's anywhere near as handsome as Andrew. Andrew is the fairest, er, handsomest in the land! True story.

NOT a picture of Andrew. Or Dimitri, for that matter. This is Tess.
My friend Pook, more commonly referred to as Tess, also received information regarding her appearance recently. (I would like to take a brief moment to note that I have very few friends that I call by their actual names. No wonder I confuse people when I'm telling stories.) She was told that she looks a lot like Jane from Pride and Prejudice. That's pretty complimentary, considering that Jane is described as an "angel" and "classically beautiful." I'll settle for Lizzy's description of having "fine eyes" since I also get the Miss Russia crown. Also, Pook- you are pretty fantastic. I think you're a swell gal, and I'm glad that we're friends.

Can I just add one more note? I'm married to Spider-Man. Just take a look at this face.

Andrew has been informed more than once that this hero resembles his own person. Andrew is by far and away the most handsome superhero ever. But he's not just any kind of superhero. He's a Ninjaneer. He saves people from technology. He's cool like that.

And that's all I've got for now. I was just going through life this week when I kept getting all of these "HEY! You look like 'name of person, place, or thing' that I saw 'in/around/by/at or time'!!!" I think it's interesting that we sometimes determine who looks like who by who we know better, or by who we are talking to. Do I look like Miss Russia, or does she look like me? Or do we look like each other? Perspective, I suppose, makes all the difference.

Do I know any other famous people out there? Seriously. Who have you been told that you look like?

NOTE: Dear Pictorial Requester- I'm sorry that the Pictorial didn't come today, or yesterday. But I do promise you that it will come. I send my love and a small box of assorted cookies in your general direction.


  1. Haha, people have always underestimated my age, too. Though not as much anymore.
    Supposedly my celebrity doppelganger is Drew Barrymore. Or so I've been told.
    Love you Tashya! :)

    1. I can see Drew Barrymore. You're a pretty girl. Love you too, Emily! I still love that apron you made me for my bridal shower. It's my "fancy one."

  2. Justin and I have also decided that although they look nothing alike, Andrew and the character Ted from How I Met Your Mother have similar personalities as well as posture and facial expressions.

    1. I haven't seen that show, but Andrew does have very distinct mannerisms.

  3. I have to laugh! My sister in law is 27, married and with a 1 and a half year old daughter. She looks like she's 12 though. As I said she's 27, and only being 4'11. Her and her hubby were at the airport one day to come home for vacation. She went through security first and started getting stuff together on the other side. The security person that was doing the scans yelled to her and said "Hold on Miss, your dad is coming through now"...totally awkward!

    1. Haha. I laughed at your story. Sometimes awkward moments are horrid during the time, but create the best laughs afterwards.

  4. Great post!!! My sister thinks that Anne Hathaway is my doppelganger. I only wish it was true...


    1. I've gotten the Anne Hathaway thing too, but it might be looks combined with her Princess Diaries personality, especially in the second film.

  5. Wow, you look JUST like Miss Russia! You should trade places with her and be a beauty queen for a day. I bet no one would be able to tell the difference. :-)

  6. I think you are the REAL Miss Russia, but you were replaced by the fake Miss Russia in the photo above as not to cause mass immigration in Russia due to the acknowledgement your quick wit and radiant beauty by your hoard of fans.
    Also, I've been told I look like Hermione Granger, especially when my hair is in its natural curl. I neither agree nor disagree. You should see my sister Ali though. She's the real life Merida. For real!