easyjet Crowns Royal Look-a-like Couple
Released on: April 28, 2011, 11:21 am
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has crowned Simon
Watkinson, 29, from London and Orsola Rossi, 29, from Milan as the most
convincing Prince William & Kate Middleton look-a-likes across the
whole of Europe.
Simon and Orsola joined 20 Will and Kate look-a-likes from more than 10 European
countries in London where they competed for the ultimate title of best Will and Kate
doubles and won a year's worth of free easyJet flights each.
Besides being a mirror image of the Royal love birds, they had to impress the judges
by waving like a Royal, acting out a romantic wedding proposal and throwing the
Simon Watkinson said: "I've often been told that I look like Prince William,
particularly since the Royal engagement was announced, but I can't believe that
I’ve been crowned the winner. I'm so excited to have won a year’s worth of free
easyJet flights and to be in London for the big day."
Orsola Rossi said: "To be voted the best double to one of the most famous women in
the world is very exciting. This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and
there isn't a better place to be to enjoy the celebrations."
Paul Moore, Communications Director at easyJet said: "The competition has been
fierce with hundreds applying to be crowned the best Will and Kate look-a-likes
Europe has to offer. However, Simon and Orsola stood out as they bear such a
striking resemblance to our future King & Queen.
"It has been great fun to fly look-a-likes from all over Europe to London to enjoy
the wedding celebrations and crown our very own easyJet Royal couple."
Hundreds of Will and Kate wannabes from across Europe entered the competition to be
in with a chance to be flown by easyJet to London for the grand final and be crowned
Simon and Orsola will stay in London to watch the real Royal wedding celebrations
and take in the sights of the city with a friend courtesy of easyJet.
A recent survey conducted by easyJet Holidays
revealed that 63 % of those polled would be watching the Royal Wedding, however only
8% would actually be heading to London for the celebration. 88.9 % of the total
number preferring to take advantage of the full 11 day break to get away, with holidays to Spain revealing
themselves as the most popular choice for beach holidays with 35% of the vote.
About easyjet Holidays:
easyJet Holidays comprises flights by easyJet with other services provided by and
arranged with Lowcostbeds.com and other third party suppliers.
easyJet is Europe's No. 1 air transport operation due to our leading presence on
Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europe’s 50 largest airports. More than 300 million
Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other
easyJet flies on more than 550 routes between 129 airports in 30 countries.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. Over the last 10 years the airline has
reduced CO2 emissions per passenger km by 25% by investing in the latest technology.
Lowcosttravelgroup was founded in 2004 and is backed by a number of leading European
hotel groups and Albion Venture Management, a £250m venture capital trust.
Lowcost employs over 350 people across Europe, recorded sales in excess of £200m in
2010 and operating profits of £1.7m.
Lowcost provides accommodation and transfer to holidaymakers through its trade
partners and directly to the consumer, featuring over 70,000 hotels around the world
and private and shuttle transfer services in over 450 gateways worldwide.
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