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Is this Cape Town surfer Jason Momoa's doppelganger?

DOUBLE TAKE: Saudiq Parker and Jason Momoa. Pictures: Supplied/ AP

DOUBLE TAKE: Saudiq Parker and Jason Momoa. Pictures: Supplied/ AP

Published Mar 30, 2019


A Cape Town man is causing a stir on social media thanks to his striking resemblance to "Aquaman" and "Game of Thrones" star, Jason Momoa.

While the American actor has women across the world feeling all hot and bothered, Cape Town woman are now going crazy for Saudiq Parker, 32, from Goodwood.

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The freelance animator, who was raised in Rylands and is Indian, says he did not expect the flurry of comments, direct messages and friend requests from women wanting to know if he is the real deal.

Unlike Khal Drogo, Saudiq doesn’t ride a horse, but a surfboard.

Saudiq Parker. Picture: Screengrab/Facebook

Saudiq says he first realised something was cooking when he visited a restaurant in Milnerton.

"There was a girl and she told her boyfriend I look like Aquaman. I heard that before, my sister says it was because of my sleepy eyes.

"I wasn’t trying to look like him and I have always had long hair. Growing my beard was really as a result of laziness because I work from home.

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"I have a scar on my left eye from when I was 12. Then my sister did the slit in my eyebrow and I posted the picture about a month ago.”

Saudiq says since the post he has received more than 100 friend requests from women.

"I accept them all. It’s mostly single moms. It’s really bizarre with people asking if I am the real Aquaman."

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Commenting on his photo, one woman wrote: "The world is coming to a halt. There is a single guy who is Jason’s twin."

Saudiq confirms he is single and has no children except his beloved pets, which include two boerboels, named Gunnar and May, an African Grey parrot and two corn snakes.

Asked how he feels about all the attention, he says: "I did not expect it at all, but I am just rolling with it."

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This comes days after the world discovered fellow "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage’s doppelganger in Pakistan.

Like Dinklage, Rozi Khan is also a dwarf, they both have beards and stand at 135cm

(4ft 5in).

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