Meet Presentation High School seniors Alexandra, Angela, Angelica, Elizabeth, Emily, Isabella, Madeline, and Vi Nguyen who submitted senior quotes for the yearbook that once combined read “We know what you’re thinking, and no, we’re not related!”

A picture of the yearbook first spread around San Jose, Calif. where the young women attend high school but it quickly made international international headlines appearing on “Gawker,” London’s “Daily Mail” and they even had a segment on CBS’s “Inside Edition.”

The San Jose Mercury News caught up with the Nguyens:

A few months ago, Presentation High School senior Isabella Nguyen thought it would be funny if she and her friends — who all share the same last name — used their senior quotes in the yearbook to spell out a message: “We know what you’re thinking, and no, we’re not related.”

That message went viral this week. And the eight students — who actually include twin sisters — have become mini-celebrities caught in a media frenzy that even they’ve referred to as “Nguyen-sanity.”

Each of the students at the all-girls Catholic school in San Jose — Alexandra Nguyen, Angela Nguyen, Angelica Nguyen, Elizabeth Nguyen, Emily Nguyen, Isabella Nguyen, Madeline Nguyen and Vi Nguyen — had a word or two from the phrase printed beneath their names in the yearbook, which students got Monday.

The Nguyen seniors say they’re ready for even more coverage.

“We’re shooting to be on ‘Ellen’ or the ‘Today’ show,” said Isabella Nguyen.

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