09242017

Twinning is winning: Seven local celebrity lookalikes

Each year we ask readers to submit their local celebrity lookalikes — and every year, they deliver almost-famous faces. This year’s collection of civilian clones includes staple starlets, a quirky Food Network personality and even an LDS [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Orem’s Ryan Lunt and Jack Black

Ryan Lunt, who grew up in Orem, was first told he resembles Jack Black at age 15. He was working at Sun River Gardens when two employees mentioned he reminded them of “Nacho Libre” after seeing the recently released movie. Another lookalike [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Eagle Mountain’s Daryl Petersen and Guy Fieri

  Daryl Petersen is a local real estate agent who is known for his resemblance to Guy Fieri. A few years ago, Daryl made a deal with one of his clients that he would bleach his hair and go full Guy Fieri mode for the annual client appreciation [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Lindon’s Shannen Crane Camp and Rose McIver

Shannen Camp is a huge fan of her celebrity twin sister, Rose McIver. Rose is a New Zealand actress who may be relatively unknown amongst mainstream media fans, but she is a cult favorite among fantasy film and fiction devotees. Which is fitting [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Springville’s McKenna Hixson and Reese Witherspoon

People have been telling Springville resident McKenna Hixson she looks like Reese Witherspoon for years. “It’s funny because I think I am actually closer to Reese’s daughter in age than Reese,” McKenna says. “But I definitely take [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Spanish Fork’s Josh Rohatinsky and Matt Meese

As the father of four young children, Josh Rohatinsky knows all about BYUtv’s popular sketch comedy show Studio C. But it’s not just his own kids who think he looks like cast member Matt Meese. “I get a lot of parents coming up and telling [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Mapleton’s Ali MaCall Jenkins and Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen isn’t the first celebrity that Mapleton native Ali MaCall Jenkins has been compared to. In fact, Ali was a part of our magazine’s lookalike contest when she was just 2 years old. Back in 2004, Ali was frequently told she [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Lindon’s Glen Ricks and Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Local photographer Glen Ricks was first told he looks like Elder Ronald A. Rasband a couple years ago — but he actually met Elder Rasband more than 25 years ago when he photographed a wedding Elder Rasband officiated in the Salt Lake LDS [...]

Big Heart in a Small Town: Eagle Mountain’s Lianne Pengra wears many hats

As told to Kate Nash I grew up in a small farming community in Washington state, and then my family relocated to Bountiful. After graduating from Woods Cross High School, I went to Westminster College for a year on a scholarship. I worked as [...]

Everybody has a story: Lehi’s Colby Draper brings power to the people — literally

I grew up in Highland in the middle of six kids — two sisters and three brothers. I went to Lone Peak High School, and I loved it because I had great friends and played sports. After graduation, I went on an LDS mission to Bordeaux, France. When [...]

2017 Cutest Cuties winners from Utah Valley

The pitter-patter of little feet is alive and swell across Utah County! The national birth rate sits comfortably at 12.5 babies born per 1,000 people, but here in the valley we have 21.3 babies born for every 1,000 residents. So it makes sense [...]

Everybody has a story: Silicon Valley restaurateur turned quad mama

As told to Kate Nash I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where my father was working as a journalist. Later, my family came to Utah where I graduated from Alta High School. I moved to the Bay Area to work for my brother, David Neeleman. He had [...]

Everybody has a story: Bloom where you’re planted

Lindon’s Tammy Northrup has found joy in all stages of life — from 2nd-grade teacher to California mom and now as an empty-nester and floral art lover. I grew up in Pleasant Grove and went to the same high school my father and grandmother [...]

Everybody has a story: Texas Transplant

As told by Kate Nash Scott Cooksey is a Texas native serving as the vice president for development and alumni relations at UVU. After moving to Provo, he quickly learned the terms “ward” and “stake.” And when locals here talk about [...]

7 things Wade Christiansen wants you to know about Lehi

Father-of-five and podiatric surgeon Wade Christiansen’s Lehi roots run deep. His mother was the town beautician, his grandfather owned a bussing company on Main Street, and his other grandfather was a Lehi police officer. Wade even remembers [...]

Everybody has a story: An American dream 25 years in the making

When Anya Patti defected from the Soviet Union in 1990, she had no idea how hard it would be for her to become a U.S. citizen — or that it would take 25 years. Today, she is a happy mother-of-five and a Mapleton resident. Her journey to Utah [...]

Everybody has a story: Love at First Flight

Mapleton’s Zane Hansen met his wife on an airplane. Since then Zane’s career has taken off, they have added five kids to the mix and they’ve landed back in Utah and taxied their way to peaceful living. I grew up in the tiny town of [...]

Celebrity lookalikes: 8 locals who are totally twinning with celebrities

These local lookalikes and their celebrity counterparts aren’t related — but their bone structure begs to differ. From NBA ballers to Broadway belters, this year’s collection of lookalikes is totally twinning. JD Mallder and David Cook Hometown: [...]

Everybody has a story: Master of the market

Growing up in Blanding, Utah, I spent a lot of time outdoors. My family lived right next to a mountain and we enjoyed four-wheeling and camping. Sports played a big role in shaping me as a I grew up. I played basketball, tennis and football [...]

Everybody has a story: Utah Valley Hospital NICU nurse has a flair for care

My Spanish Fork roots run deep. My husband and I both grew up here, and now we live at the edge of town on a beautiful 8-acre farm. After I graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1984, I went to Utah State University on an academic scholarship. [...]