This is an odd one. And at the same time possibly brilliant. One one hand, you have to digest the fact that Pippa Middleton—you know the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s upstaging sister—has a web show dedicated to recreating her globally admired bum. Then, on the other hand, you have to be comfortable with the knowledge that there’s someone out there crazy enough to hire a lookalike model to shoot a web series doing just that.
The originator here is a photographer named Alison Jackson, whose YouTube channel TheRealAJackson is releasing these thumbnail-friendly low-fi exercise videos. Some have called Jackson a “stunt artist,” whose 1999 staged photo caught attention portraying the late Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed with a mixed-race love child.
“I held auditions for a Pippa Middleton face and a separate Pippa bottom,” Jackson told The Daily Mail. “It took several casting sessions to find the ideal bottom double, Gabriella Parris.”
So far the channel has a measly 69 subscribers on YouTube, and just under 30,000 views across the series. But these will no doubt get some attention from the Will & Kate obsessed Statesiders. Plus, there’s a long shelf life on YouTube for this kind of content. Oh, and there’s a Facebook Page, the “Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society,” with a whopping 237,460 fans already. So at least there’s a potential audience here.