The JetBlue Flight Attendant Who’s A Dead Ringer For Meghan Markle

Thirty two year old JetBlue JFK-based flight attendant Christine Mathis says she first started getting confused for Meghan Markle in 2011 when passengers would say she ‘looked like that girl from Suits‘ on USA. It picked up when Markle married Prince Harry. She says passengers would ask her why she was working as a flight attendant after marrying a royal?

Now that they’ve been in the news constantly over Megxit she’s signed on with a talent agency as a professional lookalike.

The stewardess admitted that she sees a “resemblance” between herself and Prince Harry’s wife, citing the mixed-race heritage that both women share.

“Meghan and I are both mixed-race – my dad is African American and Italian and her mom is African American,” she explained.

Don’t go booking JetBlue flights in hopes of the next best thing to the Duchess of Sussex: Mathis is is in a long-term relationship with warehouse supervisor Pablo Smith, and they have a two year old daughter.

“A lot of men do stop me to tell me I look like Meghan and use it as a kind of chat up line, which is bizarre, but I’m very happy with my boyfriend.

Here’s more of flight attendant Mathis from her Youtube channel:

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  1. So there are passengers believing that this actually is Meghan, now ‘ on her uppers‘ , moonlighting as a FA? Even in America, surely that’s a stretch….

  2. Gary,

    Pls consider this change for your blog. I’m not just singling you out as all of the travel blogger newsletters I read do the same thing, and I’ll send them the same comment.

    I would assume that most of us who are into this hobby of points and miles follow several bloggers. And each one of you has lots of content (too much) that we have to browse through each day…. it takes time. I feel that it is not lengthy newsletters that we want, but content related to furthering our education and success of points about miles not about ancillary (usually something in the news) like a flight attendant that looks like somebody else or a star doing ballet exercises in the airport… those types of articles that really have nothing to do with us learning more about miles, points, credit cards, etc. Useful info towards the central theme is useful. The rest is wasting time. Perhaps if travel bloggers thought tidbits on topics irrelevant to points and miles but somehow distantly related to the world of travel were essential for us to know about, as they add to the success of accruing and using points and miles, perhaps a separate blog and newsletter should be set up. Ummm…Exactly my point… I dont think the bloggers would find the info that essential to focus on it if it had to be separate. I know I don’t and wish I didn’t have to plow through junk articles thrown in just to beef up the length of the newsletter. While maybe only a handful of articles from one blogger and then another handful from another blogger it adds up to clutter. At the very least make a separate newsletter on Entertaining Travel Tidbits and we can elect not to subscribe to it.

    I hope you and the others take this in the spirit to which it is intended. Stick to the meat and leave out the non essential fluff stuff. I have seen similar sentiments posted from others. Since at least to some degree I assume bloggers judge their readers feelings by hearing from them if you agree please post a fast comment so Gary and the others can get a fair sense of what we want to – and dont want to – have to read.

    Thank you, J.R.

  3. @Joanne Reg – I suggest you start paying a monthly fee towards Gary to pay his salary as there might only be so much points coverage at any one time and may not be enough to sustain the revenue he needs. There are no free lunches.

  4. @Rob

    I agree with your point that there are no free lunches. I read VFTW daily and will continue to do so.

    I disagree that there is not enough miles, points, credit card, etc. info available to post a daily blog. There are many daily newsletters from m&p bloggers that report on enough related content without having to add in fillers of no value to teaching us their trade. Adding charts, comparisons, and reviews take more time to do. Maybe only those who work at this full time are able to do that. Maybe that is why VFTW is lighter… I don’t know. If a blogger is into their topic on a part time basis cause they are retired, work a another job as Gary did at least at one point – which is certainly ok – then of course there is not as much time to devote to develop what someone doing it as a job full time can put together. My point is not to feel that it is necessary to add more of questionable or no value into the newsletter just to lengthen it. Staying on topic and true to the subject with what is reported is certainly sufficient.

    I find that VFTW provides some unique articles and different perspectives from other bloggers at times which is why I continue to read it daily. I don’t feel that readers would unsubscribe if they did not have the fluff fillers added in. There are certainly many ways to find entertainment on the web but that is not why I subscribe to VFTW or any other miles and points newsletters, and I believe that subscribers of this blog and others subscribe for knowledge, not entertainment value.
    Ballet exercises, look alikes, who joined the mile high club and such is purely of entertainment value. Those things get reported on Entertainment Tonight. It doesn’t advance my knowledge of miles, points, credit cards, hotel and airline reviews, tips, tricks, travel benefits… you get the idea.

    There are many blogs/newsletters in lots of fields that report on just a single topic when they publish and folks subscribe to it. I would rather read any report in any field or place (blog, corporate, …) that is on topic and concise than a report that contains fillers and is longer than it needs to be.

    My view is to stay relevant to the core concept. VFTW is good enough with what it does report on and by providing a different viewpoint (“Viewpoint from the Wing” ??) and some unique articles that it shouldnt feel that length is more important to subscribers than content. VFTW doesn’t need to add charts and comparisons, which take more time. Other sites do enough of that and probably most of us subscribe to several blogs. Charts and comparisons are facts – that info won’t change regardless of how many bloggers report on it. What Gary does provide is significant enough without adding fillers.

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