Spanish Farmer Gains Fame for Her Likeness to Trump

'It must be the hair,' says Spanish potato farmer
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 26, 2018 8:25 AM CDT
Dolores Leis stands in a field on her farm in Galicia, in northern Spain, Thursday April 19, 2018.   (Paula Vazquez via AP)

(Newser) – A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a resemblance to President 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, the AP reports. "I say that it must be because of the color of the hair," Leis told the La Voz de Galicia newspaper this week.

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


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