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SHE BECAME a hero in America when she won a figure skating silver medal at the Olympic Games in Torino. He became persona non grata in Kazakhstan when he created Borat, a fictional journalist whose exploits come to the big screen this week in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Do Sasha Cohen and Sacha Baron Cohen have more in common than a name?

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Milk. Reflection in her online journal: "I always wanted to be in a milk advertisement."

MOUSTACHE

Bushy. Wrote on Maxim website: "Ladies like very much big moustache. I wishing mine was more."

Sequined skirt leaving little to the imagination.

ATHLETIC ATTIRE

Tank top, short shorts leaving little to the imagination.

Came in 4th in 2002 Olympics.

FAMOUS FOURTH

Borat's sister is "Number 4 prostitute in all of Kazakhstan."

Silver medal from Turin.

PRIZED POSSESSION

Baywatch book he stole from a yard sale.

Appeared at Rodeo Drive Walk of Style last March.

RODEO INCIDENT

Butchered national anthem at a rodeo in Massachusetts.

Was a guest at the White House Easter Egg Roll last April.

MEETING THE PRESIDENT

Showed up outside the White House in September and attempted, unsuccessfully, to deliver invitations to Borat (and a postfilm cocktail party at Hooters) to "George Walter Bush and other American dignitaries."

Skated to Romeo and Juliet in Turin.

MUSIC

Sang Throw the Jew Down the Well in Tucson.

Journal entry from Japan: "When I walk the streets of Tokyo I actually feel tall."

OVERSEAS TRAVEL

Arrived in U.S. with a live chicken in his suitcase.

Snowboarder Shaun (The Flying Tomato) White confessed he had a crush on her.

RED-HEADED ROMANCE

Cohen is engaged to Wedding Crashers star Isla Fisher.

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NEW LINE/EVERETT COLLECTION (FISHER)

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CHRIS WALTER/WIREIMAGE.COM (WHITE)

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RICK MAIMAN/AP (BUSH)

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JAMES WHITE/AMERICA'S MILK PROCESSORS (SASHA COHEN)

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ALEXANDRA LAMBRINIDIS TM AND © 2006 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX (SACHA BARON COHEN)