Tom Hardy lookalike inundated by women who propose and offer to whisk him away
A Tom Hardy lookalike is inundated with flirty messages from smitten women on a daily basis – but he’s still single.
Keify Bankhead was first likened to the Hollywood heart-throb around seven years ago by one of his friends.
But ever since he started making TikTok videos, the comparisons have been coming in thick and fast.
The 34-year-old, from Newcastle upon Tyne, regularly receives messages from women who claim he's their 'dream man’.
And some even offer to whisk him across the world to meet them!
Even though he’s constantly mistaken for Tom Hardy, the dad-of-one says he only sees a “slight resemblance”.
Keify said: "I've been inundated with messages about my resemblance to Tom Hardy from women, and men actually.
"I get hundreds of messages a day from different women [since making TikTok].
"My inbox is a little crazy. I've had people wanting me to fly around the world saying 'get a flight to Canada and I'll marry you' or 'I'll pay for your train tickets to Berlin' or whatever.
"Women have said that they want to marry me basically. I've never had so much attention in my entire life. One of them said 'how does it feel looking like my dream man?'.
"Tom Hardy is like my man crush anyway. There's definitely worse things that could be said about you when someone's comparing you to someone that looks like that, it's quite flattering, although not quite believable."
Keify never expected his videos would get so much attention online and finds it a bit “overwhelming”.
One clip garnered more than 283,700 likes, comments and shares.
One commenter gushed: "To think we were lucky enough to be blessed with one Tom Hardy, when we actually have two."
Another said: "Great, now I'm pregnant. Cheers."
An a third swooned: "Better looking than Tom Hardy IMO."
He said: "On my earlier TikToks I never posted any Tom Hardy ones until after people had said it, so I put one on and everyone was like 'oh my God, I thought it was Tom for a second' or 'I had to take a second glance and check this wasn't his private account'.
"Or 'I didn't know Tom Hardy had TikTok', 'oh my God there's two of them?' 'Are you his brother?' and 'you look like a younger Tom Hardy' – pretty much that over and over again.
"People say I should get a job being his stunt double and that I look exactly like him. They've also asked if we've got the same parents or ask how I can be 34 if Tom Hardy's my dad…
"I really did not expect that video to go as viral as it did. I see a slight resemblance but I'm just doing it because of the comments. I genuinely don't believe that I do look like him, although I'm going with it.”
The dad added: "It's made my self esteem higher than it's ever been to be honest because I've had a confidence crisis over the last couple of years.
"There was a surprising amount of straight men that had commented saying 'I'm not even gay but I would', things like that made me laugh.
"But then on the other hand people say that I look nothing like him, so it's 50/50 at this point. Someone said 'Tom Hardly' that made me laugh."
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