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Updated: March 24, 2016

Is this a picture of Natalie Portman or a 13-year-old boy?

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Most people look back on their preteen and teen years with some level of embarrassment.

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Parents love to share photos of children in their awkward stages with family friends and those soon to be married into the family.

But one woman, Shannon Welch, shared a photo of her boyfriend online for all Internet users to see. 

The photo, posted on Welch's Reddit account, show's her boyfriend, Clyff, at 13 years old, and he looks exactly like a present-day Natalie Portman.

In the photo, Clyff, who's now 24, sports glossy, shoulder-length hair. Clyff's eyebrows, eyes, nose and lips look similar to Portman's features. They even both have similar beauty marks on their left cheeks.

Welch said she didn't notice the resemblance until Clyff sent her the sixth-grade photo of himself as a joke.

"I never really noticed until he sent me the side by side comparison when we first started dating," she said. "He wasn't on any social media when we met so I had no way to look at photos of him, so he sent me that photo to 'hold me over' until we saw each other next in person." 

She continued: "I laughed and just thought it was two photos of Natalie. A week later, (when we saw each other in person) he had to convince me it was him I didn't believe him until he showed me his actual sixth grade class photo."

Welch said she's not the only one who initially noticed the resemblance. 

"When I first started to meet his friends they would all ask if I'd seen his Natalie Portman photo," she said. "It was always the first thing everyone pointed out."

But according to Welch, Clyff, isn't embarrassed at all. 

"He's so proud of it. He's a big fan of Natalie and hopes she sees this," she said. "I, of course, am a big fan too."

 

Here are more recent photos of Clyff without the locks. People have joked that he's no longer Portman's doppleganger and could no longer be her "stunt double."

A photo posted by Shannon Welch (@shannnypants) on

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