Woman's Day can exclusively reveal the facts behind Suri’s mystery look-alike
For New York’s paparazzi, it was just another day at work. As a huge black SUV rolled up to the kerb outside Manhattan’s expensive private school, they stood poised, lenses at the ready, to capture images of the most famous six-year-old in town. But when the tiny brown-haired girl emerged, clutching her nanny and wearing tights, a headband and a cosy parka, the snappers did a double-take.
The small child was practically a carbon copy of Suri Cruise – so similar, they could pass as identical twins – but the offspring of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise was nowhere to be seen. In fact, the “real” Suri was being shuffled in through another entrance at the other side of the school. Following reports of a kidnap scare against Suri, the New York press was quick to label the doppelganger a “body double”.
“[Tom] has stepped up security in recent months and has met with risk assessment teams and abduction specialists,” a source tells New York’s Daily News. “Tom wants all the names of the parents of the kids Suri plays with. He has to approve them before Suri goes to their houses alone. He has them investigated and keeps a file on everyone,” claims the source.
There’s no doubt Katie and Tom have Suri’s safety at the forefront of their minds more than ever since she started school – they were both photographed looking incredibly harried last week. But now Woman’s Day has uncovered the truth about Suri and her “decoy”. In a world exclusive, we’ve spoken to parents inside the posh $38,000 per year school, who laughed off reports that the look-alike child is a pawn in an elaborate plan to protect Suri.
See the pictures and read more about Suri's secret twin in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday March 4, 2013.