Searcy Hayes, 21-year-old Ted Cruz look-alike from Natchez in Mississippi, who shot to internet stardom after she appeared on the Maury Povich show on April 19, has been offered an opportunity to exploit her new-found fame by shooting a six-minute adult film video for $10,000.
Hayes shot to fame after viewers of the Maury Povich show pointed out she was the female doppelganger of the GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Following her overnight rise to fame, the adult film streaming site XHamster offered a deal she could not resist, a contract to shoot a six-minute sex tape for the website for $10,000.
“We wanted Searcy because overnight she became a viral meme,” XHamster spokesman Mike Kulich reportedly said. “I think a lot of XHamster viewers really wanted to see her in action.”
Kulich acknowledged that XHamster’s interest in Hayes was due to the fact that since it was unlikely that Cruz would agree to film a sex video while running for president, a female doppelganger could be a convenient stand-in.
Hayes and her 25-year-old boyfriend Freddie Green, who lives on Supplementary Security Income (SSI) due to a disability, were excited about the proposal and were ready to fulfill their side of the bargain. The couple apparently has previous experience making private sex tapes, according to the Huffington Post.
And judging from their comments, Hayes and Green were excited about what they could do with $10,000.
“I’m fine with it [shooting an adult film] because everything is going to support my family. I want to get my son whatever he wants,” Hayes said.
“We want to buy a truck, pay off our house and we might get married. I never had anyone say, ‘Here’s $10,000! Go make a sex tape,’” Green said.
Some online readers were not sure that a family could get so much done with only $10,000.
“$10,000 is going to buy a truck, pay off a house and get the son anything he wants? Did I read that right?” an online reader asked.
And while the interest in having Hayes shoot a porn video for XHamster might stem from the notion that she could serve as a convenient stand-in for Cruz, many would be shocked to learn that Hayes had never heard of the Texas senator before Maury Povich viewers declared her the female Ted Cruz.
However, she had heard of the Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
She told Maury on Facebook, “I had never heard of Ted Cruz. The only word I have ever heard of was Donald Trump.”
And as if that revelation was not shocking enough, she claimed she was also not familiar with the terms “Democrat” and “Republican.”
The Huffington Post reports that when she was asked to give her opinion about Cruz, she said, “I don’t know his positions and I’ve never seen him, so I don’t know if he’s done a good enough job to be reelected.”
When the reporter pointed out gently that Cruz had not been elected president and that he was only a candidate, she responded glibly, “Well, yeah… don’t know anything about him.”
Many online readers could not decide whether to believe she was dissimulating or that she meant seriously that she really did not know who Cruz was and that she did not know that Barack Obama was still president.
The couple had appeared on the Maury Povich show after Green feared that Hayes had cheated on him. Hayes was asked to take a lie detector test which she passed. Her 3-month-old son also took a DNA test which showed he was Green’s son.
Green appeared very excited about his partner’s new fame.
“It’s kind of exciting and shocking to know she’s famous — she’s more famous than Madonna! I’m with a star,” he gushed.