The celebs who’ve chosen a quirky sketch or character for their social media profile


As rail boss Mick Lynch raises eyebrows with his Thunderbirds villain Facebook photo, FEMAIL reveals the other public figures using a quirky lookalike for their social media profile – but can YOU guess who they are?

  • Mick Lynch has raised eyebrows with his choice of Facebook profile picture
  • However, rail union boss not the only public figure to choose an avatar or drawing
  • Here, we reveal some of the stars who have an alternative social media profile

Firebrand railway union boss Mick Lynch has raised eyebrows – both slim and bushy alike – with his choice of Facebook profile picture – The Hood from Thunderbirds. 

In the 1960s show, he’s a criminal mastermind and the world’s most dangerous man, and it’s unclear if Lynch relates more to The Hood’s fearsome reputation, or just his bald head and hirsute eyebrows. 

However, he’s not the only public figure to choose an avatar or drawing as their profile picture on social media, whether to poke gentle fun at themselves, or to stand out from the crowd. 

There’s been a recent craze for the world’s biggest stars to adopt an NFT – or digital artwork – as their profile picture because a mirror selfie is just far too Z-list and a professional photoshoot picture is just so Facebook circa 2012. 

Here, Femail reveals some of the stars who have adopted an alternative social media profile snap – from drawings to emojis to digital characters – but how many can you identify?

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Firebrand railway union boss Mick Lynch visiting the picket line at Euston station to speak with striking RMT members

The union boss has chosen The Hood from Thunderbirds as his Facebook profile picture

Firebrand railway union boss Mick Lynch, pictured, visiting the picket line at Euston station to speak with striking RMT members, has chosen The Hood from Thunderbirds as his Facebook profile picture

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Do you think this likeness of a British sports personality is convincing, or is it a bit of an own goal?

Do you think this likeness of a British sports personality is convincing, or is it a bit of an own goal?

2.

Did somebody say... This US rapper bought two NFTs created by former Barclays Plc trader Ovie Faruq and is using one as his profile picture

Did somebody say… This US rapper bought two NFTs created by former Barclays Plc trader Ovie Faruq and is using one as his profile picture 

3.

Who the hell? Can you recognise this British TV star known for their culinary expertise?

Who the hell? Can you recognise this British TV star known for their culinary expertise?

4.

This British rocker is famed for a bat stunt in the 1980s, so it's not wonder he's chosen the winged creature as his Twitter profile picture

This British rocker is famed for a bat stunt in the 1980s, so it’s not wonder he’s chosen the winged creature as his Twitter profile picture 

5.

You've got the Love! She's a regular face on British TV screens throughout summer, but this Irish-born presenter has opted for an artwork rather than a photo on Twitter

You’ve got the Love! She’s a regular face on British TV screens throughout summer, but this Irish-born presenter has opted for an artwork rather than a photo on Twitter 

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This English professional footballer plays as a centre back for Premier League club Liverpool... but can you name the sportsman just from his Twitter profile?

This English professional footballer plays as a centre back for Premier League club Liverpool… but can you name the sportsman just from his Twitter profile?

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He is one of the nation's most enduring radio broadcasters, working for BBC Radio since 1982... but have you guessed who this sketch represents yet?

He is one of the nation’s most enduring radio broadcasters, working for BBC Radio since 1982… but have you guessed who this sketch represents yet?

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He can sing, he can dance. After all... this is the Welsh actor known for his role in the live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and The Beast

He can sing, he can dance. After all… this is the Welsh actor known for his role in the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast  

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He often has presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in tears laughing when appearing on This Morning... but just who is this Italian celebrity chef?

He often has presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in tears laughing when appearing on This Morning… but just who is this Italian celebrity chef?

10. 

She's married to Portia de Rossi and hosted her own TV show... but can you recognise this American comedian?

She’s married to Portia de Rossi and hosted her own TV show… but can you recognise this American comedian?

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This drawing depicts a well-known British comedian and TV presenter... but if it's 'no likey' then it's 'no lighty'

This drawing depicts a well-known British comedian and TV presenter… but if it’s ‘no likey’ then it’s ‘no lighty’

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We're just Thinking Out Loud, but this artistic Photograph could be the Perfect choice for the artist who uses it as his profile picture

We’re just Thinking Out Loud, but this artistic Photograph could be the Perfect choice for the artist who uses it as his profile picture

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This Canadian actor recently shocked the world with his transformation into 'Ken' for the upcoming 'Barbie' film

This Canadian actor recently shocked the world with his transformation into ‘Ken’ for the upcoming ‘Barbie’ film

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Did You Hear About... this Hollywood A-lister using an image of an eye for her social media profile snap? It all seemed a bit Hocus-Pocus at first...

Did You Hear About… this Hollywood A-lister using an image of an eye for her social media profile snap? It all seemed a bit Hocus-Pocus at first… 

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This Twitter profile picture belongs to an American comedian and screenwriter who also produced and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and This Is 40

This Twitter profile picture belongs to an American comedian and screenwriter who also produced and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and This Is 40

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Britons will know her from This Morning's competition segments - and she also steps in to co-host occasionally...  yet do you know who this profile picture is of?

Britons will know her from This Morning’s competition segments – and she also steps in to co-host occasionally…  yet do you know who this profile picture is of?

ANSWERS 

1. Wayne Rooney

2. Snoop Dogg

3. Gordon Ramsay

4. Ozzy Osborne

5. Laura Whitmore

6. Joe Gomez

7. Simon Mayo

8. Luke Evans

9. Gino D’Acampo

10. Ellen DeGeneres

11. Paddy McGuinness

12. Ed Sheeran

13. Ryan Gosling

14. Sarah Jessica Parker

15. Judd Apatow

16. Josie Gibson

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