Amy Schumer and her truck stop doppelganger are lighting up the internet
Comedian Amy Schumer recently became a trending topic on Twitter after “Celina 52 Truck Stop” posted a photograph (along with a caption) of a new “contest winner” who strongly resembled the actress:
“Who says only men can drive trucks??” the Celina 52 Truck Stop account wrote. “Big Rig driver Amelia stopped in this morning to turn in her Cranking The Hog Reward Points and redeemed this brand new mini fridge valued at over $500 due to the Monster Energy branding. Thanks for continuing to let us service you!”
In addition to featuring a woman (“Amelia”) who was a dead ringer for Schumer, this photograph also went viral because it was accompanied by a bizarre story about her teardrop tattoo:
“Prize winner Amelia wanted us to point out that her teardrop tattoo is not because she murdered anyone,” the truck stop Twitter account claimed. “She accidentally killed a pedestrian once after falling asleep at the wheel and got the tattoo to honor their memory.”
According to The New York Post, Danny Brine — who claims to be a truck stop shift manager and social media assistant — said that Amelia’s “teardrop tattoo story is real” and says that Celina 52 Truck Stop is indeed a real place.
Brine also claims Celina 52 is just a pseudonym for the actual truck stop, which is located in Upper Cumberland, Tennessee, and that the real reason for the fake name is due to the business’s social media accounts often containing offensive and racist content.
“Due to our content, we must use this name,” Brine explained. “The real location has been around since the early ’80s.”
Amy Schumer finally joined in on the fun, tweeting, “Wait, what’s going on at a truck stop? -me,” with a single-tear emoji.