Her boyfriend — and future costar — is proud: “She’s more famous than Madonna!”
Last Sunday, Searcy Hayes was an unknown 21-year-old from Natchez, Mississippi.
By Monday night, she was a viral sensation after viewers of the Maury Povich show decided she was the female doppelganger of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Hayes went on the show after her fiance, 25-year-old Freddie Green, accused her of cheating on him. All was resolved in typical Maury fashion when she passed a lie detector test and DNA results showed her 3-month-old son was Green’s.
Since the appearance, numerous websites have printed side-by-side photos showing Hayes next to Cruz.
Amazingly, Hayes had never heard of Cruz before the resemblance was pointed out to her and she still knows little about him.
“I don’t know his positions and I’ve never seen him, so I don’t know if he’s done a good enough job to be reelected,” she told The Huffington Post.
When we pointed out that Cruz isn’t actually president, just a candidate, she said, “Well, yeah, I don’t know anything about him.”
Hayes has had such a big impact that Povich did a special Facebook interview with her.
“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.’”
Green admits he’s excited by Hayes’ newfound fame.
“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.”