Being a celebrity lookalike is usually a good thing and brings on nothing but joy and a little fame in most cases. Turns out that being a celebrity lookalike can also be a bad thing. This is exactly what Mario Licato, a 26-years-old from New York, who looks exactly like Shia LaBeouf, experienced.
On Saturday, April 23rd, Mario was sucker punched by a guy simply because he looked like the Transformers star. Licato took to his Instagram to post a photo of his injured eye and reveal the awful thing that happened to him.
“I wanna thank the guy who randomly decided he needed to hit me last night“, he wrote. The he procedeed to reveal how the unknown attacker motivated his actions: “this happened bc you look exactly like Shia labeouf“.
Despite the awfulness of the situation and his black eye, Mario had a sense of humour about the whole ordeal: “Well sir you boosted my self esteem bc he’s p hot.”
If you need more proof that he looks like Shia LaBeouf, here’s more from Mario’s Instagram and Facebook.
The resemblance is uncanny in this one.