People say that everyone has a lookalike somewhere in the world, and Senator Elizabeth Warren has just met hers—at a campaign rally in Minnesota!
What started out as a bit of fun became a bit overwhelming for Stephanie Oyen of Edina, Minnesota, as folks at the rally were genuinely mistaking her for Warren.
Oyen had decided to dress up for the rally, which took place at Macalester College in St. Paul, because she thought her costume would get a few laughs from the other attendees and that would be that.
When she got there however, there were folks who legitimately thought she was the Senator.
As it turns out, Oyen looks enough like Warren to lead to some confusion.
"People were clapping and running up to me to take photos. I kept saying 'I'm not her!' but I looked up and hundreds of people were staring at me."
"It got weird very fast."
Oyen quickly succumbed to the awkwardness and shed her blazer and glasses and tried to blend in with the crowd.
"I'm not a prankster. I really thought people would know, but then they started running up and saying 'You're my hero!' and taking photos. I felt so bad."
After Senator Warren spoke, and people were lining up to meet her, Oyen decided to put her costume back on before meeting her.
When the pair finally came together as Oyen's turn in line came, Oyen said she couldn't be sure of Senator Warren's reaction as she waited to meet her.
"I couldn't tell if she recognized I was dressed like her or if she thought, 'Here's a weird lady dressed like a stereotypical politician.'"
After a moment, Warren said "we need to talk!" while indicating Oyen's clothes.
Oyen was called back a few minutes later to get a second photo with the Senator.
Twitter users were shocked by the similarity between the two.
This is freaking me out, man https://t.co/UGXZ2eySJJ— Zach Montellaro (@Zach Montellaro) 1566321832.0
@ZachMontellaro Still can't tell which one is Warren!— Sherilyn🌹Love 💕to everyone 🌍 (@Sherilyn🌹Love 💕to everyone 🌍) 1566354013.0
@BostonGlobe Haha!! I can't tell them apart. 😁😁😁😁— 🌊❄️🏳️🌈Dexter 2.0 (@🌊❄️🏳️🌈Dexter 2.0) 1566358196.0
@ewarren I literally can’t tell which is you!!! 😱— Johnny B. (@Johnny B.) 1566351823.0
@ewarren That had to be intense! Imagine never having experienced that much human emotion coming at you and then WA… https://t.co/q7zQBydKIL— deary darling (@deary darling) 1566350253.0
Others found humor in the situation.
@BostonGlobe https://t.co/CJNPxQlQzS— Gabe (@Gabe) 1566352503.0
@BostonGlobe CIA let out the clone by accident— Johnny (@Johnny) 1566353899.0
@BostonGlobe I think Stephanie Oyen should take a few acting lessons and make a killing on @nbcsnl as @ewarren… https://t.co/MqyQNRrPIo— Jennifer Su (Jen Su) (@Jennifer Su (Jen Su)) 1566362512.0
@jennholtonFOX Warren is on the right and the outfit she should’ve worn is on the left. 😉— Real Bitches of Comedy (@Real Bitches of Comedy) 1566388697.0
@ewarren this could've created a space-time paradox that would've destroyed the entire universe— Brown_Pawn 🇻🇦 (@Brown_Pawn 🇻🇦) 1566350289.0
Oyen told the Star Tribune that her experiences at the rally truly cemented her support for Warren in 2020.
"People were teary-eyed. She's their hero. It was really inspiring."
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