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Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes lookalikes draw attention at trial

Don’t blink, you’re not seeing double.

Social media was abuzz Wednesday after a gaggle of blondes, sporting pulled-back, messy buns and black blazers, have been noticed outdoors of the courthouse ready to get a seat at the trial of disgraced Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes.

“Elizabeth Holmes has arrived at the courthouse and is surrounded by cameras. Three of her fans try to catch a glimpse without losing their spot in line,” tweeted Law360 reporter Dorothy Atkins, who included a photograph of the backs of the younger ladies.

“Are these Elizabeth Holmes cosplayers?” tweeted one consumer, referring to “costume players,” or individuals who wish to dress up as others.

Another merely posted an old photo of the trio of Charles Manson women all wearing the identical blue dress and purple overcoat getting into the courthouse for the Manson household murders of 1969.

A trio of Holmes followers dubbed “Holmies” waited outdoors the courthouse to see the Theranos founder stand trial for legal fraud.

In a later tweet, Atkins confirmed that one lookalike stated they have been “fans” with out elaborating additional as to why they have been at the courthouse wearing Holmes’ signature black turtleneck and blazer look.

There are three ladies in entrance of me consistent with blonde hair sporting black business fits. When requested why they’re right here, one replied “we’re fans,” they usually declined to remark additional.

— Dorothy Atkins (@doratki) September 8, 2021

The weird fanbase for Holmes, the 37-year-old exec who raked in billions of {dollars} by mendacity to buyers about her now-defunct company’s expertise, has largely flown below the radar.

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes within the courthouse for her legal fraud trial.
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Dubbed “Holmies,” the Holmes doppelegangers congregate in corners of social media platforms the place they profess their allegiance to the Theranos founder and reward her boundless ambition — even when her success was constructed on a lie.

Elle, the ladies’s journal, recently shed some light on the existence of those groupies, who collect on platforms like TikTok, and discover one another through the hashtag #GirlBoss to reward their “leader” and “queen” Elizabeth Holmes.