Jennifer Aniston says she was ‘freaked out’ by a viral TikTok lookalike that was ‘pretty close’ to the real actress

Left: TikToker Lisa Tranel, a woman with light blonde hair, looking at the camera and sitting in her car; Right: Actress Jennifer Aniston on a red carpet. The two look visually similar.
TikToker Lisa Tranel went viral for her similarity to actress Jennifer Aniston. @she_plushtree/TikTok; Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images
  • A TikToker went viral after viewers said she was a Jennifer Aniston lookalike.
  • TikToker Lisa Tranel posted a video on June 30 lip-syncing along to dialogue from “Friends.”
  • Aniston told InStyle that she had seen her lookalike and that it “freaked [her] out.”
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Jennifer Aniston said in an interview with InStyle that she’s seen her viral TikTok lookalike – and that a video of her doppelgänger lip-syncing lined from “Friends” actually “freaked [her] out.”

TikToker Lisa Tranel (@she_plushtree) went viral in July after her viewers noted her striking resemblance to Aniston, leading to her posting a TikTok video lip-syncing along to some of the actress’ dialogue from “Friends.”

The video, posted on June 30, has amassed 6.8 million views and 772,000 likes to date. It shows Tranel lip-syncing along with a season 3 episode of “Friends” titled “The One Where Chandler Can’t Remember Which Sister” in which Rachel, Aniston’s character on the show, considers quitting her job, Insider previously reported.

Aniston herself isn’t on TikTok and said in a cover interview for InStyle’s September issue that she doesn’t have plans to join the platform anytime soon. However, she said that a friend had sent her a video of her TikTok lookalike.

“I watched it, and it freaked me out,” Aniston told InStyle. “She’s not exactly like me, but of all the people who have said, ‘I look just like you,’ she was pretty close. Sometimes you say, ‘Thanks?’ And other times it’s, ‘Wow, thank you.'”

Tranel referenced her lip-sync video in an Instagram story on July 3, HITC reported. “For the record, I don’t really feel like I look like Jennifer Aniston and my family really doesn’t either,” she said.

Her TikTok bio now reads, “Not Jennifer Aniston.”

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