Sperm Bank Offers Celeb Lookalikes

Calif. firm features donors who look like Ben Affleck, Seth Rogen
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2009 11:17 AM CDT
Ben Affleck arrives at the Children Mending Hearts event honoring International Medical Corps in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Having trouble narrowing down your choice of sperm donor? Perhaps it will help you to know—as it did one mom-to-be—that one option is a Freddie Prinze Jr lookalike. “For me, that clinched it right then and there,” she tells MSNBC. “I’ve always found him attractive!” Thanks to California Cryobank, you can now select a sperm donor who resembles Ben Affleck, Chan Ho Park, Seth Rogen, or even Jackass star Steve-O.

The decidedly old-fashioned program—celebrity lookalikes are selected based on a staff discussion, not a computer program—does have its critics, but one exec says it’s just a way to help prospective parents sift through the often confusing assortment of “stats”—since no photos of donors may be shown. “I think the public perception is ‘baby shopping,’” he says, “and that couldn’t be further from the truth.” (Read more sperm bank stories.)