Netflix’s ‘Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist’ adheres to the true story of American football star Manti Te’o as well as the catfishing event that led to a dispute that influenced the training course of his renowned job. On the surface, Te’o’s story of succeeding in the face of a terrible catastrophe appeared to have actually come right out of a Hollywood movie. Later, nonetheless, it transformed out that the girlfriend was a hoax created by an individual named Naya Tuiasosopo.
That is Naya Tuiasosopo?
Naya Tuiasosopo, formerly called Ronaiah, came into the news when an article on Deadspin appeared concerning Te’o’s fake dead girlfriend. She comes from a family members of football players, as well as regardless of never ever suching as the game, felt the pressure of doing well in it. For a long time, she had considerably great leads of making it as a football gamer. However, she left every one of that behind. She was interested in music and led the church band where her dad was a priest. She likewise released songs, some covers and some originals, on a YouTube channel, that has considering that been eliminated.
Exploring her feelings concerning recognizing as a girl, she made a fake Facebook profile, under the name of Lennay Kekua, making use of the pictures of Diane O’Meara, a woman she mosted likely to institution with in her senior year. After talking to a few kids, with whom she would certainly break off when they would certainly ask to fulfill personally, she befriended rising football celebrity Manti Te’o. Over the course of a couple of years, their friendship evolved into a close relationship where they discussed vital things with each other, but curiously, never ever fulfilled. At some point, when Naya discovered that it had actually gone too far, she decided to take Lennay out of the picture by utilizing the story of a fatal car mishap and also a months-long battle with leukemia. The reality, nonetheless, emerged, and every little thing took off from there.
Where is Naya Tuiasosopo Today?
Naya Tuiasosopo stays in Carson, California. She functions as an Assistant Store Manager Operations at Lowe’s Home Improvement. Adhering to the debate bordering the identification of Lennay, Naya determined it was time for her to concentrate on herself. Prior to this, she ‘d been puzzled regarding her sexuality, and told Dr. Phil, “You’ve become aware of recovering drug abuser? It takes a lot of guts to stand and state that. To recuperate from homosexuality and also this kind of thing. Not just that, returning to your the real world, as tough of a task as that is, I’m going to do all that I can to live right.”
Naya has, given that, moved on with her life. As for what happened with Te’o, Naya said that she obtained mentally spent in that partnership. When I tried to end points I attempted every other means to end this I attempted this lie as well as this lie as well as this lie but nothing would work.
Naya has actually kept a distance from the spotlight given that the conflict faded and also has actually refrained from providing meetings. While she wants that the entire point with Te’o and also Lennay had never occurred, she confessed in the Netflix documentary that being Lennay helped her number out some stuff concerning herself as well as she wishes that her story aids someone else.