With her flawless skin, almond eyes and cheeky dimples, the Duchess of Cambridge is widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful women.

But it seems her look isn't so unique after fans pointed out that she has a doppelganger in the form of an Olympic athlete.

Spectators at the women's road race final at the Rio Olympics were quick to notice that French cyclist Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, who came 26th in the race, bears an uncanny resemblance to the royal.

She may be the first-ever cyclist to hold the world road title, world cyclo-cross title and world mountain bike title all at the same time but Pauline is hogging headlines for a very different reason.

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Indeed, the 24-year-old may be ten years younger than Kate, 34, but eagle eyed fans noted that the duo share similar features.

Whilst Pauline's hair is much lighter than Kate's glossy brunette locks, they do share a similar look.

Pauline and Kate have a strikingly similar bone structure - and both have those famous dimples.

Pauline wears her hair in a similar style ponytail to Kate and her make-up is strikingly similar.

This isn't the first Duchess lookalike to hit headlines. Heidi Agan, 34, quit her job as a burger waitress to work full-time as a Duchess of Cambridge lookalike - earning £650 (NZ$ 1,171) per appearance

Heidi decided to leave her job as a waitress at her local Frankie and Benny's, where she earned just over £6 (NZ$10) an hour, after customers repeatedly remarked that she looked remarkably similar to the Duchess.

Heidi, who lives in Corby, Northamptonshire, with son Blake, 10, and daughter Abigail, says the strangest request she's had so far is to play a game of Twister with lookalikes of Prince William and the Queen for a photo-shoot.

Likewise, Kate Bevan left her post as pharmaceutical assistant to become a full-time Duchess of Cambridge lookalike.

"My world completely changed and I've loved every moment of it," she said at the time.
"I've met celebrities including Rolf Harris, Graham Norton, Amanda Holden. Dame Edna Everage even invited me for lunch.

"On the day before the royal wedding I made £3,000 (NZ$5,404) but I was working until midnight and had to be up early the next to appear on Australian television.'"

Pauline isn't the first Olympic athlete to be compared to a famous face.

Sports fans have been quick to point out the striking resemblance of American Olympic archer Brady Ellison, left, to Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, right. Photo / AP
Sports fans have been quick to point out the striking resemblance of American Olympic archer Brady Ellison, left, to Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, right. Photo / AP

Brady Ellison, who took home a silver medal at the Olympics after helping Team USA finish in second place in the men's team archery event, has been noticed for his striking resemblance to Leonardo DiCaprio.

The 27-year-old, who has three archery World Cup titles, was competing in Rio alongside his team mates Zach Garrett and Jacob Linde-Kaminski in his third Olympic Games.

And his apperance sparked a social media frenzy with some taking to Twitter, even suggesting Ellison looked some much like the Oscar winning actor, it was almost as if they were watching the actor moonlighting from his day job.

Jake Wilson wrote: "Brady Ellison from Team USA's archery team is definitely Leo."

Forrest Grimes joked: "Many don't know, but Brady Ellison is actually Leonardo DiCaprio's alter ego."


Tom McKenna said: "Leo DiCaprio taking time off from acting to play archery in the Rio Olympics."

While Beth R added: "Leonardo DiCaprio (disguised as USA Team's Brady Ellison) wins silver in men's archery!"

However, despite looking alike, that is where they similarities end between Ellison and DiCaprio.

While the actor jet sets across the globe with a string of supermodel girlfriends, the Olympic archer lives in his native Arizona with his Slovenian wife Toja Cerne, who is also an archer.

There is also 14 years difference between the two men as Ellison is 27, while DiCaprio turns 42 later this year.