Fans of the TV series Blackish were seeing double this week when KU volleyball middle blocker Zoe Hill posted pics from a birthday celebration on Twitter. Friends and fans of Yara Shahidi, who stars in the ABC sitcom Black-ish (Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. CT) and plays a character named “Zoey,” immediately noticed the resemblance. They tagged the TV star, who was shocked herself, tweeting “If that’s not me then who is it?”
Seventeen magazine picked up on the fun, sharing the pics and making Zoe’s pics a viral hit. The post has been liked nearly 1,000 times. The freshman sport management major has been a good sport about all of the attention, admitting she’s shy when it comes to posing.
“It was really hard for me to take pictures, so the whole time, I was laughing,” she told Seventeen. Her mom kept snapping anyway, determined to share Zoe’s self-described “goofy” smile with the world.
Meantime, the Houston native is preparing for another successful season with the defending Big 12 champion Jayhawks, so the attention doesn’t bother her a bit. After all, she’s used to getting noticed at the net.
— Seventeen (@seventeen) March 28, 2017
– David Johnston