Scott Disick may have to fight his lookalike to keep his title.
“Scott’s getting up there in age and I think it’s time for a new lord in town!” Paul Pennacchi told Page Six on Tuesday. “I can please the people. I can give the people what they want!”
“I heard actually that he’s starting his own house flipping [company] and I’ve seen on his Instagram that he’s doing all this construction work, so it’s really bringing to my mind now that he’s just trying to be like me!” he joked. “Because my company’s been in business since 1940, so I think he’s looking at me going, ‘This is the type of kid I want to be! I want to be young again.’ I think he’s lost right now and he’s looking at me going, ‘You know what? This is where I need to be again!’”
Paul Pennacchi and Scott DisickPage Six ; Getty Images
Pennacchi, 22, works for his father’s construction business in Princeton, N.J. — coincidentally named Mason Contractors and Building Restoration — and told us that he does not get paid to impersonate Disick, 35. But he did admit that he’s “been offered up to like $500 to $1,000 to take a photo.” He doesn’t know how many photos of him exist.
“It’s just the type of lifestyle I have. We do kind of the same things and stuff,” he explained. “I work Monday through Friday with my dad’s corporation and Friday, 5 o’clock comes and it’s time to have fun. Every weekend, well lately we’ve been going to Atlantic City. It’s summertime. But I’m in the city all the time. Fly to Miami, the Bahamas, LA. We just travel a lot. We got all the toys, the cars, the boats, all that stuff.”
He was first spotted by Page Six in July after he was caught partying just inches away from Disick at DAER Nightclub in Atlantic City. The two saw each other throughout the night, but they didn’t interact. Kourtney Kardashian met him just weeks later at her Sugar Factory appearance in the same city.
“My buddies were telling me because our family was sitting right next to [Kardashian and her entourage] at another table, they were telling us, ‘Kourtney’s taking pictures of you! Sending to her whole family!’ She was kind of shocked because she probably thought it was Scott at first, but then she realized it wasn’t,” he told us.
Pennacchi first saw the resemblance between himself and Disick about two years ago when he started growing out his beard, and he told us that people mistaking the two has quickly spiraled since then. He recalled being chased out of a Chinese restaurant in Red Bank, N.J. with his girlfriend at the time because fans thought his “Mason” license plate on a high-end car was Disick’s. The “Mason” was in homage to his father’s construction business — not to Disick and Kardashian’s 8-year-old son.
“A lady came up to me and goes, ‘Scott, I just want to tell you that you’re the only normal one in this family and I think you deserve your own reality show!’ And I was like, ‘Alright. I’m with my girlfriend. Can you please let me go right now?’ And she was like, ‘Okay. I understand.’ So I’m walking out of the restaurant and I just see a mob of people with cameras screaming, ‘Scott! We love you! We love you!’ And I’m like ‘Oh, whatever.’ I wanted to get the heck out of there. So I got in my car and they just started bombarding it. I was more worried about the car than about myself because it’s my father’s car!”
“I started driving down the road and I see people running down the street for pictures. So it got to that point. It’s just unbelievable. And I have the one Mason on the license plate so it doesn’t make it any better for myself and I wasn’t even the one that put the license plate on there! My father was!”
But Pennacchi is started to get recognized for a different reason now.
“I was actually down in Atlantic City last weekend and a lady came up to me — I was playing at the casino at Hard Rock and she came up and said, ‘Are you Scott or Paul?’ I go, ‘I’m Paul.’ She goes, ‘Oh, you’re the guy from Page Six!’ It’s gotten to the point where I would say 60 percent think I’m Scott, but I’ve gotten it a couple times now that ‘Oh, you’re Paul! You were on Page Six! You’re Paul Pennacchi, Scott’s lookalike!’ It’s getting out of hand now!”