Bettina’s look-alike career began in 1994, after being encouraged by her friends to enter a nationwide look-alike contest for MGM in Las Vegas. The participants were narrowed down to 20 of the top look-alikes ranging from Cher to the Pope. Bettina’s natural looks, personality and character won her 1st Runner-Up and many contacts with agents nationwide.
To date, Bettina Williams has appeared on such TV shows as The Chelsea Handler Show, Rachel Ray, The Maury Povich Show, The Weakest Link, the Leeza Gibbons Show, VIBE hosted by Sinbad; also featured in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, JET Magazine; published in “Double Take” by Devon Cass, “Made You Look” by Denise Bella Vlasis, published by Trillennium Books; for charities such as the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS), the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; comedian emcee for KC & The Sunshine Band, jazz musician Boney James and special party events such as Aretha Franklin’s Annual Christmas Party (2003).
In her travels, Bettina has come to find out that Whoopi Goldberg has contributed a great deal of her time to charity work and encouraging others to be their best. On several occasions, fans of Ms. Goldberg have approached Bettina, believing that she is Whoopi, crying and thanking her for touching their lives or the life of someone very dear to them. “It’s a very humble experience,” says Bettina.
Ultimately, Bettina feels very blessed and is very cognizant of the fact that “How you treat others reflects on the personality you are representing.” Also, she considers herself fortunate to look like someone who she truly respects and admires as a person. Her life will never be the same.