Pokimane breaks the internet with viral Ariana Grande cosplay

Andrew Amos

Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has stunned her Instagram and Twitter followers with a perfect photoshoot that makes her look like a splitting image of pop sensation Ariana Grande, even getting coined “Pokiana Grande.” 

Pokimane is one of the most loved streamers on Twitch, with a loyal legion of fans on the site. However, off camera, she’s an even bigger internet celebrity, with almost two million followers on her personal Twitter and almost five million on Instagram.

While she usually shares photos of herself and the rest of the OfflineTV crew, one particular picture has sent the internet into a spin. The streamer managed to create a splitting image of herself with Ariana Grande, and it’s got everyone confused.

The photos, which she shared on February 26 with the caption “Ariana Grande, but gamer girl”, were just a quick make-up do. This just might be the quickest and best Ariana Grande cosplay ever!

Pulling her hair back into a ponytail and getting into some comfy clothes, the streamer managed to make herself look exactly like the pop sensation behind hits like “Thank U, Next.”

The images have brought on a reaction like no other from her friends and fans. OfflineTV housemate Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan could only manage a garbled mess in reply on Twitter, while Lily ‘Lilypichu’ Ki uttered “Jesus christ” in response.

“Why do you actually look like her,” ‘angelskimi’ asked, which Pokimane replied to by saying Grande’s look “is so god damn iconic.”

The picture of Pokimane’s impeccable makeup is well on its way to breaking records on her Instagram and Twitter.

The image set has almost 500,000 likes on her Instagram in just five hours, while over on Twitter, it’s about to hit 100,000 likes and 5,000 retweets in the same space of time.

While she usually breaks around 600,000 to 800,000 likes on Insta and 100,000 on Twitter, her Ariana Grande impression is doing so in breakneck speed.

Grande is yet to take notice of Pokimane’s incredible make-up, however it’s likely that she will also be blown away by the uncanniness of the streamer’s impersonation.

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Hailing from Perth, Andrew was formerly Dexerto's Australian Managing Editor. They love telling stories across all games and esports, but they have a soft spot for League of Legends and Rainbow Six. Oh, and they're also fascinated by the rise of VTubers.