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Model Cheyenne Laneé was not expecting to go viral when she took some promo photos for her upcoming podcast — and she was definitely not prepared to be dubbed the "Motor City Oprah." Thanks to her appearance to the talk show host, the Internet can't get enough of Oprah Winfrey's now official lookalike.
"The crazy thing about it is I've never heard this before and typically when someone says you favor someone it's usually a reference that you've heard before," she told Life & Style exclusively. "Yet this shockingly was a first for me." Cheyenne, 28, teamed up with her longtime friend and photographer Wayne Grace for the photoshoot, and he never noticed the resemblance either. "The comparison of her and Oprah is funny because I’ve never seen it personally," Wayne said. "But anything that helps her get exposure I’m all for. Hopefully, this can turn into something positive. Maybe she’ll meet Oprah!"
While Cheyenne is enjoying the media attention, she was "speechless" after Snoop Dogg shared her images on his Instagram, she does want to clear up a few misconceptions. "I just simply want people to know that I am not an exotic dancer, nor am I from Atlanta," she explained. "I'm 100% a Detroit girl." She is also working on her new podcast, "Views From the Thick," where she will talking about everything from music to sports. "I am the host of the show and the name stems from the fact that the topics that will be covered are typically things that are discussed amongst predominantly males," she said. "I'm here to just show everyone, not just guys, that women can also stand their ground with the best during these discussions."
And yes, she would love to meet her newfound doppelgänger, too. "It would be such an honor to meet Oprah one day or, who knows, maybe one day I could be cast to portray her or any role anywhere that someone sees fit." Be sure to follow Cheyenne on Instagram and Twitter!