Coffee Shop Girl Mistakes Tony Hawk for a Lookalike- “You Really Look Like Him”

Published 12/11/2021, 12:59 PM EST
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 19: Tony Hawk poses after a press conference at Bondi Icebergs ahead of Bowl-A-Rama at Bondi Beach on February 19, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tony Hawk is one of the sport’s most influential entities. Famous for his unique skills and tricks, Hawk is the first skateboarder to complete the “900” trick. Popularly known as Birdman, the skater is also the owner of the company ‘Birdhouse.’

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Given his legendary career and stature, one would expect Tony Hawk to be quite popular amongst the masses. However, so is not the case. In fact, Hawk often gets mistaken as someone else. Even though fans accept they are talking to someone famous, they refuse to believe that he is the real Tony Hawk himself.

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As for Hawk, he finds these encounters hilarious and often takes to Twitter to share them with his fans.

You look like Tony Hawk!

Once again, the famous skater has taken to his Twitter account to narrate yet another infamous instance of ‘mistaken identity’. This time, Hawk was on his way to grab his morning coffee, where his barista thought he looked a lot like, well, Tony Hawk.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 15: American skate-boarding legend Tony Hawk performs a manoeuvre at the BOWL-A-RAMA 2018 media call at Bondi Beach on February 15, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. BOWL-A-RAMA is the largest professional bowl event in the southern hemisphere. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

When asked if he gets mistaken for Hawk often, he sarcastically replied that it happens so regularly, that he even writes about it on Twitter. Till the end, the girl failed to realize that she was in conversation with the real Tony Hawk and not an impersonator.

Speaking about the infamous situations he gets caught in, Hawk said, “I think sometimes people, I assume, get excited, and they’re trying to register it… so they’ll just sort of say things without really giving them critical thought.”

Are you for real?

In yet another incident, Hawk was at a skatepark, where a kid could not believe he was skating next to his idol. Notably, even though the toddler recognized Hawk, he couldn’t believe his fate.

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However, the two found a common ground that they agreed upon. When the kid that, “I thought you’d look younger,” Hawk jokingly replied, “ME TOO.” 

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Do you think you would recognize Hawk if you ever crossed with him?

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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