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Bloomberg's sign language lady continues to be star of the Internet


Seriously. She's everywhere:

“Mayor’s dramatic sign-language interpreter Lydia Callis steals the show!” Twitter user jmcshoebox wrote today. “She is my kind of celebrity.” The mayor is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP. [...]

Rochester’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Education program is the largest for interpreter training in the country, with 167 students, Livadas said in an e-mail. [Lydia] Callis graduated in 2010 and then worked on campus as an interpreter.

Linda Siple, one of Callis’s professors, recalled her as “highly motivated, gracious and professional,” according to comments sent by Livadas.

“Lydia was an excellent student,” Siple says. “She was very motivated with the deaf community here.”

“Amid the gloom and doom of Sandy, one woman has broken through as a shining beacon of optimism: Mayor Bloomberg’s expressive interpreter,” the Daily Beast page says. “We love you, Lydia Callis.”

Callis may just inspire the 21st century's Macarena:

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