Debby Ryan is setting the report straight after social media customers speculated that fellow actor Chase Stokes may truly be her clone.
At a West Hollywood screening of her new movie, “Spin Me Round,” the Disney Channel alum confirmed final week that she and the “Outer Banks” star have beforehand crossed paths, debunking a long-running web conspiracy principle that she and Stokes are the identical particular person.
“I went to eat Brazilian [food] at a Brazilian steakhouse in Universal City with some of my family members, and years later, Chase Stokes told me he was our server, and we interacted,” Ryan tells E! Information in red-carpet footage launched Wednesday.
“So, purportedly, we have been in the same place at least one time.”
The foolish obsession with the actors’ putting resemblance started across the similar time Stokes landed his breakout function on the favored teen Netflix drama “Outer Banks,” which premiered in April 2020. By then, Ryan was already comparatively well-known for her work on Disney Channel sitcoms “The Suite Life on Deck” and “Jessie,” in addition to the short-lived however buzzy Netflix comedy “Insatiable.”
“chase stokes looks exactly like debby ryan…try and change my mind,” tweeted @defobridget in July 2020.
“Have you ever seen Debby Ryan & Chase Stokes in the same room?” tweeted @itsoliviafed in Could 2021. “Just saying…”
“Someone said chase stokes looks like Debby Ryan and now I can’t unsee it,” tweeted @corbettrdavis in August 2021.
Naturally, the celeb doppelgängers have additionally made waves on TikTok, the place some customers have uploaded movies morphing their faces collectively and made feedback about their related bodily options, from their bone construction to their eyebrows.
“We all know Chase Stokes from ‘Outer Banks’ — attractive, talented, hardworking — looks a little like Debby Ryan,” mentioned @sugeneshin in a video that has amassed 13,000 views on TikTok.
“I always think about it. I don’t know why. I can’t get it out of my head. I can’t unsee it. Tell me this isn’t the same person. They look the same. … I can’t unsee it. I can’t unsee it!”
In Could 2020, Stokes addressed the Ryan comparisons on Instagram Reside, the place he credited all of the conspiracy theorists on the market with bringing the 29-year-olds collectively “in the craziest of ways.”
“Debby is a super cool person, so thank you crazy people for putting me and Debby in contact because now Debby’s the homie, and Debby and I chit chat,” Stokes mentioned.
“The internet is a weird place. And I appreciate how weird it is because I’m weird.”