Sanford 10-year-old gets 'big break' on Good Morning America


Shelby poses with actor and comedian Adam Sandler backstage at the Good Morning America set.

SANFORD, Fla. - When Shelby Morgan and her mother watched Good Morning America last month, they had no idea of the whirlwind experience that would come next. 

It all started when the 10-year-old from Sanford, Florida, saw a promo for GMA's mini look-alike contest, aptly named: “Seeing Double: Kids Edition.”

"(Shelby) said, ‘Hey, I look like Amy Robach!’ so we sent in a picture," Morgan’s mother Sherry said.

But she never expected her daughter would end up sitting in the anchor chair at GMA’s Times Square studios before an audience of millions.

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The younger Morgan, a student at Crystal Lake Elementary,  and four other GMA hosts' mini doppelgangers were flown to New York City and given the star treatment.

When the big reveal came, Morgan stepped out from behind a mirror and right into anchor Robach’s arms.

"You look more like me than my daughters do!" Robach said during the show.

Amy and Shelby not only looked strikingly similar, but they even enjoyed some of the same hobbies, like playing with dogs and cleaning.

Days later, the pint-sized anchors saw a special screening of “Blended”, starring Adam Sandler. The kids even got to interview the star the following day in GMA's Social Square.

Robach complimented Morgan’s interview skills after she snuck in a few extra questions to Sandler. 

On their last day, the mini-me's took over the anchor desk and reported on the top stories of the day.

"Should Mount St. Helens be ready to blow?" Morgan reported, wearing a red dress and hairstyle so similar to Robach’s that viewers watching the show surely did a double-take. 

Morgan said she now has a newfound appreciation for the news.

Morgan’s mother Sherry said her daughter now aspires to be just like Robach, sitting at the anchor desk, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of it all.

"She definitely got [bit] by the bug being up there," Morgan said.