Mooove over Gene Simmons. There’s a new lead act in town. On June 28, a calf named Genie was born on a ranch in Kerrville, Texas. Which wouldn’t be news, except that the calf bears a striking resemblance to a certain rock musician.
That’s right. From the black-and-white pattern on its face to the long tongue hanging out of its mouth, the calf bears a striking resemblance to Simmons’ KISS stage persona, “The Demon.” Which is ironic when you think about just how much leather Kiss went through…
Heather Taccetta, whose grandmother owns the ranch, showed a photo of Genie to Drew Taylor, who handles marketing for one of the ranch’s customers, Cowboy Steak House.
“She said, ‘Look at this calf that was born this morning,'” Taylor told ABC News. “I said, ‘Oh my gosh, that calf looks exactly like Gene Simmons!'”
Don’t believe us? Check it out:
Taylor shared the photo on the Hill County Visitor Facebook page, and it has since gone viral, with more than 1,230 shares on its initial post and more on subsequent posts. Even Simmons himself acknowledged the resemblance in a Tweet.
Simmons did not answer the post’s (hopefully) joking inquiry on where he was the night of the calf’s conception but, given his playboy past, I imagine he’s used to dodging paternity questions.
The story soon reached the attention of news outlets:
As for Genie, she won’t be complaining about getting Simmons’ looks. She was born on a ranch that typically supplies a steakhouse, but her status as Simmons’ doppelganger has earned her a free pass to rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day for the rest of her life.
She will be at the steakhouse, but very much alive as the restaurant tries to arrange a meeting between Gene and Genie.
But why stop at Genie? We need to start a nation-wide search for cows that look like the other three members of KISS so we can start an all-bovine KISS cover band! I’d pay to see that.