Paula Bennett joins in on the panini love

Paula shows off her panini, wearing a jacket that blends very well with the bus seats. Photo / Facebook
Paula shows off her panini, wearing a jacket that blends very well with the bus seats. Photo / Facebook

Ever since political comedian Tom Sainsbury portrayed Paula Bennett as a "panini and bowl latte lover" in his impersonation, things have gotten a little out of control.

Mr Sainsbury has been using Snapchat's face-swap feature to impersonate the deputy Prime Minister as she makes her way around New Zealand on the campaign trail.

In the midst of the election campaign, Mrs Bennett had to come out and admit, to the entire country, that she doesn't even really like paninis.

"And there's not a day now that goes by that I don't have someone shouting out at me about a panini or a bowl latte across the road," she told the New Zealand Herald.

"I've got no idea where paninis or bowl lattes came from."

It didn't matter to people whether she liked paninis or not because Mr Sainsbury's impersonation continue to attract thousands of views online.

Now people have been sharing their panini photos with the Bennett impersonator as part of a competition he's running.

On the final day of the campaign, Mrs Bennett decided to join in on the fun and share her panini photo with Mr Sainsbury and his following.

"This is H&C but best recipe: blue cod and blue cheese cos Mama Bennett's all about two for blue," she posted with her photo.

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