Math Lady / Confused Lady
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Math Lady / Confused Lady refers to pictures or gifs of Brazilian actress Renata Sorrah playing Nazaré Tedesco in a scene from the telenovela, Senhora do Destino. The pictures are often used as reaction images to express confusion.
Tedesco is a very popular character from the telenovela Senhora do Destino in Brazil. A clip of her intensely thinking about a situation inspired the meme (shown below, left).
Because of her comical personality, images of her have been photoshopped into reaction images and image macros. On Facebook, there is a fan page devoted to posting such pictures of her. The earliest known example of the original gif being used as a reaction image is from October 31st, 2013, when UKMix forum poster CrazyCrazy posted the gif with the caption "I'm sure there is better music to hear while you wait for Beywance…" (shown below, right).
The gif saw light use as a reaction image over the next two and a half years. It began growing in popularity around the summer of 2016. Buzzfeed Portugal included it as a reaction image in a "top post" on July 29th. A popular post on 9Gag  featured four screenshots from the gif of Sorrah with math equations over her face, captioned "when she tells you she's 29 weeks pregnant." The post has over 33,000 points as of October 11th, 2016.
After the math symbols were added, the image and gif surged in popularity, particularly on Brazilian parts of social media, before it grew popular worldwide. On October 2nd, a thread appeared on the subreddit /r/OutOfTheLoop asking about its origins.
Renata Sorrah Came Out As Bisexual
On May 10th, 2023, the actress Renata Sorrah came out as bisexual. The news became a trending topic on social media, with users resurfacing the "confused lady" meme and giving it a new meaning. For example, Twitter user @OneTopicAtATime posted on May 22nd, 2023, a screenshot of a Tumblr post with the caption "incredible bisexual breaking news." The post (seen below) garnered 127,000 likes and 20,500 retweets in a day.
Brazilians also brought back a scene in which the villain portrayed by the actress spots two lesbians and says "Dykes…I can smell their lesbian scent from here." Twitter user @DigaBittencourt posted the scene on May 10th, imagining how the character would've reacted to the news. The post (seen below) received 11 likes and 3 retweets in two weeks.
aos 76 anos, renata sorrah se declara bissexual, e eu só lembro deste vídeo aqui 🗣️🗣️🗣️ pic.twitter.com/csZxddQ1fB
— pix diogo (@DigaBittencourt) May 10, 2023
 Wikipedia – Renata Sorrah
 Facebook – Nazaré Sincera
 UK Mix – The UKMIX GIF Thread, Page 700
 Buzzfeed Portugal – 13 histórias que mostram a capacidade infantil de fazer bosta em toda sua glória
 9gag – Just Say It In Months, God Damn It
 /r/outoftheloop – Where is this meme (confused woman with math equations) from?
 Estado de Minas – Renata Sorrah diz ser bissexual e Nazaré vira meme para situação
 Twitter – OneTopicAtATime
 Twitter – DigaBittencourt
Oct 11, 2016 at 03:20PM EDT
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