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Watch One Famous Delta Passenger Pretend to Be Another to Sneak Into the Lounge

Watch One Famous Delta Passenger Pretend to Be Another to Sneak Into the Lounge

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a day as your celebrity doppelganger?

Well, one famous Delta Airlines passenger did just that.

Sherrie Shepherd, television personality on The View, impersonated her famous friend and Oscar-winning actress, Octavia Spencer. And got away with it.

She snuck into the Delta Sky Club lounge in New Orleans using Octavia’s name:

“(This guy) wants to know why I haven’t been nominated for another Oscar this year… and people are telling me how much they loved me in ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘The Help,’ ” she whispered into her phone. “They think that I am Octavia Spencer, and I can’t tell them that I’m Sherri Shepherd because they’re gonna throw me out of the VIP lounge here at Delta because I used your name to get in.”

What’s Octavia’s take on this?

Yvette Nicole Brown, guest co-host on The Real, followed up with Octavia to get her response: “She’s [Octavia] aware that we all get mistaken for each other and she encourages us to make that money, so whatever we can get in her name, go on and get it.”

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View Comments (4)


  1. strickerj

    March 3, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t follow… did Shepherd use Spencer’s credentials to get into the lounge? If so, how did she get them, and why isn’t she being prosecuted as any of us commoners would be?

    If not, and instead someone just mistook her for Octavia Spencer and she didn’t correct them (but she still used her own credentials to get in), then I don’t really see anything newsworthy here – certainly nothing I’d describe as “sneaking in.”

  2. horseymike

    March 3, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    basically a thief

  3. flying_donkeys12

    March 4, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Me thinks someone is just looking for a little attention. I know of no Delta VIP lounge in MSY. I assume she is talking about the sky club which is far from vip and last I checked requires a boarding pass or certain credit card to get into. Even if she had a vip escort, these folks would know who she was and would escort her into the sky club so no chance of getting kicked out. Why are “celebrities”, and I am using that term very loosely in this case, so desperate for attention?

  4. silverforumsurf

    March 5, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Didn’t m they scan her boarding pass which has her real name on it?
    I don’t really get this, they just waved her in?

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