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Trump lookalike Spanish potato farmer says it's because of 'the color of my hair'

A female potato farmer in Spain has become a viral star because people think she looks like Donald Trump. She's more concerned about her potatoes.
A female potato farmer in Spain has become a viral star because people think she looks like Donald Trump. She's more concerned about her potatoes. Instagram/trintadenovembro

A Spanish potato farmer has found her 15 minutes of fame.

People think she looks like Donald Trump.

The resemblance is not half-baked. It's so striking that her new nickname is "Senora Trump."

Dolores Leis Antelo, who lives in northwestern Spain, is reportedly "charmed" that people think she looks like the president of the United States.

"My photo seems to have traveled far," she told Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia. "I say it is because of the color of my hair."

The newspaper noted that her photo has gone so global that Antelo, who has lived in Nanton, Spain, for four decades, "has traveled more in recent days than in her entire life."

Freelance reporter Paula Vazquez, who interviewed Antelo for a story on farming, posted an Instagram photo of her standing in a field, holding a hoe over one shoulder and gazing off over the horizon.

"Dolores was going to her farm to pick some cabbages," Vazquez told the Spanish newspaper Faro de Vigo. "I talked with her for a while, while a girlfriend was taking pictures of her, and I took the opportunity to take another photo with my cellphone."

Dolores Leis, onte, en Nantón

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The post, which went online late last week, said nothing about Trump. But people saw a resemblance instantly.

The dust in the fields reportedly gave Anelo's skin an orange tint.

The photo migrated from Instagram to Twitter and other social media outlets, scooping up thousands of likes and retweets along the way.

Suddenly, a hard-working, 64-year-old farm woman in rural Spain, married 40 years, living in a home with no computer, became a viral star.

She also became a hashtag: #SenoraTrump.

Publications around the world — France, China, Australia, Europe, Indonesia — wrote about her. Journalists from around the world came looking for her in her fields.

And Twitter had a field day.

Antelo doesn't fully understand all the fuss. According to one Mexican newspaper, she's more concerned about the health of her crops this year.

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