Mississippi native Searcy Hayes has been thrust into the national spotlight after the internet noticed her eerie resemblance to GOP presidential challenger Ted Cruz.
Hayes began her strange journey to internet stardom with an appearance on the Maury Povich Show as a guest on one of Povich’s infamous “Who’s the baby daddy?” episodes.
On the show, Hayes’ fiance accused her of being unfaithful to him. Hayes underwent a polygraph test, and five separate men were DNA tested to find out the identity of the father of Hayes’ baby.
After all the testing was completed, Hayes was vindicated, and her fiance had to apologize for doubting her chastity.
However, following the show’s broadcast, the internet started buzzing after several people noted a resemblance between Hayes and Cruz.
wtf is Ted Cruz doing on Maury? pic.twitter.com/0PhpCe3Ln5
— chris jones¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) April 19, 2016
I just saw Ted Cruz on Maury pic.twitter.com/V27vcE4aYF
— ️joe (@TheWhiteEmoji) April 19, 2016
Either Ted Cruz's sister was on Maury yesterday, or something else is going on. pic.twitter.com/8XTgeOKGJv
— NewbieDM (@newbiedm) April 19, 2016
Spotted: Ted Cruz on Maury pic.twitter.com/gKteiO9GGp
— juliâ (@JuliaCalland) April 19, 2016
— Natalie Garcia (@Only1Nat83) April 19, 2016
Povich invited Hayes back to his show to discuss her new-found notoriety in a short video posted on his Facebook page.
Hayes told Povich:
I had never heard of Ted Cruz. The only one I have ever heard of was Donald Trump.
Maury asked her:
Are you Ted Cruz’s sister?
Hayes responded with this epic-ness:
No! I mean, you know, why all of a sudden, if I am, just saying if I am, Maury, why is everybody bringing him in my life.
In my eyes, I’m not [Cruz’s sister]. Why would everybody compare me to a president? You know, being related to a president?
Hayes doesn’t think she looks like Cruz at all. From the Daily Mail:
“The eyes are different. He has got a bigger nose than me. Nothing on there looks the same.”
Source: Liberal America.
Here’s the video.
Hayes says that she’s willing to undergo DNA testing to see if she’s any relation to the Texas senator.
Since the interview, Huffington Post reports that Hayes has received a unique and perverse opportunity to cash in on her newfound fame:
Being an internet meme doesn’t pay the bills, though, so the “female Ted Cruz” is hoping to capitalize on her newfound internet stardom by filming a porn scene.
, a popular porn website, has offered to pay Hayes and her fiance $10,000 for a 6-minute sex tape.
Hayes said that it wasn’t her first rodeo when it came to making private sex tapes, but this would be her first professional job. As for her fiance and presumptive co-star, here’s what he had to say about it:
We want to buy a truck, pay off our house and we might get married,” he says. “I never had anyone say, ‘Here’s $10,000! Go make a sex tape
Note that Mississippi is possibly the poorest and least educated state in the U.S. which would help explain her fiance’s odd financial planning. He continues:
It’s kind of exciting and shocking to know she’s famous — she’s more famous than Madonna!” he said. “I’m with a star.
Hayes currently makes money cleaning houses and her fiance collects social security.
No word yet from the Cruz campaign on if they plan to pay Hayes not to make the video, hopefully, the senator will break out his checkbook before it’s too late.
h/t Tiffany Willis.