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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:04 AM

 

Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at Minnesota rally

Stephanie Oyen is not Elizabeth Warren. But try telling that to a crowd of fans gathered to see the U.S. senator and 2020 presidential candidate at a town hall at Macalester College on Monday evening.

Oyen arrived at the rally wearing a blue blazer and clear glasses — her Elizabeth Warren costume from Halloween — as a lark. “I thought it would get some giggles,” said the Edina resident. “Then people started yelling, ‘Senator Warren!’ 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,” said Oyen, whose short blond hair is nearly identical to Elizabeth Warren’s cropped cut. “I talk with my hands and shake my head, which only made me look more like Elizabeth Warren. I was saying ‘I’m not her!’ but I could have been saying ‘Medicare for all!’ ” Oyen says she eventually ditched the blue blazer and the glasses and “hid behind a tall guy” because she felt sorry for confusing people.

She put the blazer and glasses back on when she lined up with hundreds of supporters to take a selfie with Warren, a regular feature of her town hall meetings. Then Warren pointed at her outfit and said, “We need to talk!” Oyen got her photo with Warren and was called back for a second photo a few minutes later. “I guess the staffers wanted a picture,” she said.

Drama aside, Oyen said she is glad she went to hear Warren speak. “People were teary-eyed. She’s their hero. It was really inspiring.” The experience solidified her support for the candidate, she said. Though she might think twice before slipping on that blue blazer again.




http://www.startribune.com/elizabeth-warren-meets-her-lookalike-at-minnesota-rally/556478171/
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Kind of Blue Aug 2019 OP
DeminPennswoods Aug 2019 #1
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #4
mitch96 Aug 2019 #37
steventh Aug 2019 #2
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #5
Quackers Aug 2019 #25
steventh Aug 2019 #29
Quackers Aug 2019 #31
JI7 Aug 2019 #3
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #6
questionseverything Aug 2019 #32
Blue_true Aug 2019 #35
Blue_true Aug 2019 #34
DarthDem Aug 2019 #7
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #8
Amimnoch Aug 2019 #11
calimary Aug 2019 #9
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #10
BeckyDem Aug 2019 #12
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #16
BeckyDem Aug 2019 #19
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #20
BeckyDem Aug 2019 #21
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #22
steventh Aug 2019 #23
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #24
secondwind Aug 2019 #13
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #17
MineralMan Aug 2019 #14
spooky3 Aug 2019 #15
Kind of Blue Aug 2019 #18
blm Aug 2019 #27
Docreed2003 Aug 2019 #30
Blue_true Aug 2019 #36
zackymilly Aug 2019 #26
Sanity Claws Aug 2019 #28
Uncle Joe Aug 2019 #33
crazytown Aug 2019 #38

Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:13 AM

1. At least in profile, they could be twins!

 

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:02 AM

4. Yeah, definitely profile twins

 

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:58 PM

37. Well if Warren ever needed a doppelgnger she's got one!!! nt

 

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:37 AM

2. on the left?

 

The newspaper article says "...it's Stephanie Oyen (left), an Elizabeth Warren doppelganger...." Before I peeked, I was sure it's Elizabeth Warren on the left. Wow.
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Response to steventh (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:04 AM

5. It took me aback, too. It is a striking photo of twins or at least sisters.

 

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Response to steventh (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:52 PM

25. The ears are the giveaway. nt

 

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Response to Quackers (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:03 PM

29. Ears are the giveaway?

 

How so?
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Response to steventh (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:45 PM

31. Warren's ears are more elongated and she has a dropped lobes. nt

 

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:42 AM

3. i saw this on TV and i could not tell which one is the real Elizabeth WArren

 

i saw a few pics from the front and the look alike is younger but she still looks very much like WArren and what Warren probably looked like at that age.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:06 AM

6. Shoot, should have just waited. I've been looking and looking for a frontal view of them together.

 

Thanks, JI7!
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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:28 PM

32. warren is thinner

 

n/t
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Response to questionseverything (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:07 PM

35. I pointed that outin another post.

 

Looks like the current Liz Warren works out a lot more. The woman looks more like the younger Liz Warren.
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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:04 PM

34. She looks like a younger Warren.

 

Warren's face is more sculpted now, like she works out a lot. When she was younger, you can see that her face was a little fuller like the woman and her hair was more like the woman's hair.
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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:10 AM

7. Shoot, That's Uncanny

 

Particularly from the side view! No wonder people there mistook her for Warren! Also, great Halloween costume idea.
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Response to DarthDem (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:17 AM

8. For sure. All I could think was Tina Fey and you know who and

 

the Halloween costume that year.
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Response to DarthDem (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:35 AM

11. Really! SNL should pick her up for skits! -nt

 

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:19 AM

9. That's quite a mirror image!

 

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:26 AM

10. Indeed, it is! Fun stuff on the campaign trail. I love it!

 

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:44 AM

12. Incredible. That would freak me out. lol

 

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:31 AM

16. LOL...I think she said in the article that Warren was a little freaked out at first.

 

I've reached my limit for the Star Tribune and can't get to Oyen's quote.
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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:18 AM

19. Oh my gosh, I bet she was too. The resemblance is astonishing.

 

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:21 AM

20. I'm glad you enjoyed this cute story, too, BeckyDem.

 

And she was not disappointed by meeting Sen. Warren. She gave a wonderful description of how moving the senator was. Loved that
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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:24 AM

21. That is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

 

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:28 AM

22. Truly it's a pleasure to include some mirth during these

 

depressing times.
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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:29 AM

23. Oyen's quote

 

I think Warren's reaction to Oyen was way cool:

When Warren came face to face with Oyen, the candidate’s immediate reaction was unclear.

“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,’ ” said Oyen.

Then Warren pointed at her outfit and said, “We need to talk!”


Sorry you're maxed out on seeing the article. Here's more, in thanks to you for posting the op:

Seeing double? It's not you, it's Stephanie Oyen (left), an Elizabeth Warren doppelganger at the presidential candidate's rally in Minnesota on Monday night.

Stephanie Oyen is not Elizabeth Warren.

But try telling that to a crowd of fans gathered to see the U.S. senator and 2020 presidential candidate at a town hall at Macalester College on Monday evening.

Oyen arrived at the rally wearing a blue blazer and clear glasses — her Elizabeth Warren costume from Halloween — as a lark.

“I thought it would get some giggles,” said the Edina resident. “Then people started yelling, ‘Senator Warren!’ 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,” said Oyen, whose short blond hair is nearly identical to Elizabeth Warren’s cropped cut. “I talk with my hands and shake my head, which only made me look more like Elizabeth Warren. I was saying ‘I’m not her!’ but I could have been saying ‘Medicare for all!’ ”

Oyen says she eventually ditched the blue blazer and the glasses and “hid behind a tall guy” because she felt sorry for confusing people.

Even a few staffers with Warren’s campaign did a double take when they glimpsed Oyen.

“I’m not a prankster,” she said. “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.”

She put the blazer and glasses back on when she lined up with hundreds of supporters to take a selfie with Warren, a regular feature of her town hall meetings.

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Oyen got her photo with Warren and was called back for a second photo a few minutes later. “I guess the staffers wanted a picture,” she said.

Drama aside, Oyen said she is glad she went to hear Warren speak.

“People were teary-eyed. She’s their hero. It was really inspiring.”

The experience solidified her support for the candidate, she said. Though she might think twice before slipping on that blue blazer again.
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Response to steventh (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:46 PM

24. Thanks very much, steventh, because I seriously interpreted

 

"reaction unclear" as weirded-out because if someone was walking around looking like me and in my outfit, too! Wut? That's Twilight Zone replacement action happening right there I'd be running away from her

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:03 AM

13. Uncanny!!!

 

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Response to secondwind (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:31 AM

17. You got that right!

 

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:12 AM

14. Stephanie Oyen is my wife's cousin.

 

We're all having lots of fun with this!
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:17 AM

15. That's great! Tell her we like it too! Nt

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:32 AM

18. That is too dagone cool!

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:56 PM

27. 👍🏼

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:28 PM

30. Lol!!! That's awesome MM!!

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:15 PM

36. You better. Funny incident. nt

 

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:53 PM

26. Warren should hire her. They could campaign at the same time in different locations. n/t

 

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:01 PM

28. The lookalike could have a career impersonating

 

Elizabeth.
She could be really successful if she is good at comedy.
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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:56 PM

33. They could be twins, that is mind blowing!

 



Thanks for the thread Kind of Blue.
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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:31 PM

38. Stephanie Oyen is 50!

 

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