It's not just Silicon Valley that is obsessively following the Elizabeth Holmes trial. These tweets reveal just how widespread the fascination of the Theranos story has reached.

Amanda Pedersen

September 16, 2021

1 Min Read
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Editorial cartoon by Amanda Pedersen / MD+DI

What is it about Elizabeth Holmes that has captivated so much of our attention? Is it the black turtlenecks she was known for during the Theranos days? The unnaturally deep voice with which she used to speak? The striking blue eyes that never seem to blink? Her MC. Hammer dance moves?

Whatever the reason, the tweets we've seen since Holmes' fraud trial began last week show just how widespread the fascination of the Theranos story has reached. Here are some people who seem to share our obsession with the trial.

1. The Elizabeth Holmes cosplay trio a.k.a. "Holmies"

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2. This man whose interest in the trial was maxed even before Elizabeth Holmes' father-in-law's shenanigans

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3. The couple who took time off work to attend the trial

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4. This woman who pretty much nailed it with her Elizabeth Holmes 2019 Halloween costume

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5. This guy who is taken by her appearance

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6. This woman who might as well clear her calendar for the foreseeable future

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7. This woman who needs podcast recommendations STAT

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8. This woman's hilarious take on Holmes' love life

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9. This person who has big ideas for Holmes' next venture

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10. This guy who is in it for the long haul

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About the Author(s)

Amanda Pedersen

Amanda Pedersen is a veteran journalist and award-winning columnist with a passion for helping medical device professionals connect the dots between the medtech news of the day and the bigger picture. She has been covering the medtech industry since 2006.

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