When Stephanie Oyen donned a blue blazer and glasses, she knew she looked like Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
She hoped to draw a few smiles with the outfit but never expected the attention that would end up drowning her.
“I thought it would get some giggles,” Oyen told the Star Tribune. “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.”
The attention got to be so much, she ended up taking off the spectacles and sweater, just so she could have a break.
“It got weird very fast," she explained. "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!’ ”
“I’m not a prankster,” she continued, “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.”
But it all peaked when Oyen came face to face with Senator Warren.
Warren reportedly told her “We need to talk!” as she pointed to Oyen's outfit.
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“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,’ ” Oyen laughed.
The Massachusetss candidate later tweeted a photo of the two together, writing, it "would've been even better if she'd brought her own Bailey," aka Warren's golden retriever and campaign companion.