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For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than fame

A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to US President Donald Trump. A journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of Dolores Leis dressed in farm clothing with a hoe over her shoulder, prompting thousands of responses.

The 64-year-old has since been asked to comment on pressing US policy and international issues — though she has shown more concern for a moth plague threatening her potato crops. “I say that it must be because of the color of the hair,” Leis told the La Voz de Galicia newspaper Tuesday.

She is different to Trump on one issue though — she doesn’t use a mobile phone and has little interest in online chatter. Leis, who appears standing in the middle of her farming plot, her frowning face looking away from the camera and blond hair held by a diadem, has many fans now.

“Can we replace Trump with this hardworking lady?” one responder on Instagram asked.

Others, who called Leis “Trump’s Galician sister,” made an online call to research the president’s family roots in the Costa da Morte, or Death Coast, the rocky shore in northwestern Spain with a long history of shipwrecks.

A Galician native who has lived in the same town since she married her husband four decades ago, Leis works at home and at her farm, where the reporter found her last week planting potatoes. Leis told the newspaper she has not felt overwhelmed by sudden fame because, without a smartphone, the online buzz is easy to ignore. “I look at everything that my daughters show me, but it never stung my curiosity to have one (phone),” she said.

(AP)

Couple treats guests to 300 McDonald’s burgers

An Australian couple with a taste for fast food surprised guests at their wedding by bringing in a feast of 300 McDonald’s cheeseburgers. A video filmed at the wedding of Andrew and Nancy Tadrosse in Terrey Hills, New South Wales, shows wedding revelers, including the bride herself, enjoying the McDonald’s burgers while dancing.

The couple said the McDonald’s order was a surprise to guests, who had earlier been treated to a more standard wedding reception meal. The couple said their wedding planner sent a team from the venue to pick up the burgers in a van.

(UPI)

Cop apologises with ‘sorry I tased you’ cake

An Ohio police officer made amends with a local firefighter by presenting him with a cake reading: “Sorry I tased you.” Officer Darcy Workman of the Hamilton Township Police Department was assisting the fire department with an EMS call at a local hospital when the patient became physically violent. Police said in a Facebook post that Workman got her Taser out while trying to get the patient under control and “accidentally shocked” firefighter Rickey Wagoner. The department shared photos of Workman apologising to Wagoner by presenting him with a cake. “Sorry I tased you,” the cake reads, along with the image of a frowny face.

(UPI)

Admiring teen’s courage, The rock declines prom invite

An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded.

Stillwater Area High School Senior Katie Kelzenberg asked the actor to “Rock” it with her at the school’s May 5 prom in a Twitter video posted last week, The Pioneer Press reported . The self-proclaimed fan was dressed like The Rock in the video, sporting a black turtleneck, jeans, a gold necklace and fanny pack. She also showed off her collection of Johnson-related merchandise, including a pillow, T-shirts and an action figure.

Johnson’s recorded response was played over the school intercom Friday. A Warner Bros. representative contacted school officials Thursday about the surprise message, said Carissa Keister, a spokeswoman for the district. Johnson said he admires Kelzenberg’s courage, but that he won’t be able to attend prom because he will be in Hawaii filming Jungle Cruise. Instead, Johnson rented out a nearby movie theater on Saturday for Kelzenberg and more than 230 friends and family to watch his latest movie, Rampage. Johnson even covered the cost of snacks and drinks for the theater. “I couldn’t believe it. I was so surprised,” Kelzenberg said. “I just kept thinking, ‘He saw me! He knows who I am!’”

Kelzenberg said she became a fan of Johnson’s five years ago. Her favourite movies of his include Central Intelligence and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. “I like that he interacts with his fans so well,” she said. “He takes time out of his day to connect with them.” Kelzenberg plans to go to prom with friends.

(AP)

 
 
 
 
 

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