Imagine walking into a salon and seeing your favorite artist sitting at the front desk. You’d probably freak out, right? That’s exactly what happened for Rita Ora fans—only when they commented on meeting the famous singer, she just claimed to be an annoyed lookalike.
Ora recently shared a clip on Twitter of her supposedly working at a tanning salon. When fans walk in and tell her she looks just like Rita Ora, she brushes it off and says, “I get that a lot,” adding how much she hates it and that she thinks Rita Ora is ugly. You can only imagine the confusion on the fans’ faces. To make the situation even more awkward, Ora acts very much out of character for a tanning salon employee, like asking a guy wearing only a speedo to stand outside in the sun with his arms up, just for kicks.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) December 30, 2015
The clip is actually from a CBS series called, not surprisingly, I Get That A Lot, in which celebrities act like normal people and take up average jobs (like the front desk at a tanning salon). Meanwhile, hidden cameras capture the reactions (and confusion) of unsuspecting customers. At the end of each segment, the celebrity reveals their true identity.
The series only airs one one-hour episode a year. The first episode aired in 2009 (fittingly on April Fools’ Day) and featured supermodel Heidi Klum working in a pizza store, Law and Order star Ice-T trying to sell shoes, country singer LeAnn Rimes as a waitress, Saved By the Bell star Mario Lopez running a hot dog stand, and Jessica Simpson trying to pass as a computer technician, among other famous faces.
Over the past six years, countless other celebrities have made appearances on the show, including Nick Jonas, Gene Simmons, Winona Ryder, Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, and even Pamela Anderson.
Rita Ora’s episode of I Get That A Lot airs tonight (December 30) at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. In addition to Ora, this year’s lineup of stars also includes TV personality Guy Fieri (as a car salesman), NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers (as a gym receptionist), singer Cody Simpson (as a candy salesman), Jeopardy host Alex Trebek (as a librarian), and singer Kristin Chenoweth (as a waitress).