What Happened To Naya Tuiasosopo aka Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Now? Netflix Tells The Tale Of Catfish Story In "The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist"

Manti Teo in Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist ( Source : Theguardian )

Naya Tuiasosopo, aka Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, was Lennay Kekua's girlfriend in the NFL. She allegedly created a fake profile and catfished the athlete in 2012. 

The story between Naya and Teo will be portrayed in the upcoming Netflix documentary, Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist. Fans are eager to discover details of what happened back then and how both sides feel about their individual experience. 

What Happened To Naya Tuiasosopo aka Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Now?

On September 11, 2012, Manti Teo told many media sources that his girlfriend and grandma both passed away. In addition, he revealed that Lennay Kekua, a student at Stanford University, had been hurt in a vehicle accident and was later diagnosed with leukemia while receiving treatment.

He claimed he had told Kekua he would play even if something happened to her. Thus, he did not miss any of Notre Dame's football games. He received sympathy and support from football fans.

Several sports media sites covered these tragedies during his strong 2012 season and emergence as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Finally, however, it all came down on January 16, 2013, when it was revealed that Lennay did not exist. 

Deadspin published an article revealing that Lennay Kekua was not a real person, and it was a fake profile created by Naya Tuiasosopo (then called Ronaiah Tuiasosopo). She changed her name from Ronaiah to Naya after transitioning into a woman.

At the time of the hoax, she was yet to undergo gender transition. Nevertheless, she allegedly created a Facebook profile under Lennay and started chatting online with the football star, starting a relationship with him. 

She made him believe she was dead and ended her scam with her demise. But, her lies were exposed in the media, which even brought troubles in her life. She recalled how she had difficulty finding jobs. 

She admitted to her mistakes and said she did not do it for financial gain. She added that she felt like Kekua had become a part of her and genuinely cared for the athlete. 

Currently, Naya identifies as a transgender woman living in Seattle, Washington. 

Where Is Manti Teo Catfish Girlfriend Naya Tuiasosopo Today?

Manti Teo's catfish girlfriend, Naya Tuiasosopo, underwent gender transformation and started living as a woman. The executive producers of Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist, Chapman Way and Maclain Way, said they discovered Tuiasosopo on Instagram.

They called her after finding her on Instagram. She was sincere, vulnerable, and upfront about the entire experience. They thought the story would go beyond news headlines when they heard her.

Manti Teo wife Jovi Nicole Engbino ( Source : Tmz )

There is no bad blood between them, and they recognize the experience as something that significantly impacted both of their lives. They have accepted that it was something that happened and are ready to talk about it. 

Likewise, Teo, on the other hand, now has a beautiful wife at home. He wedded Instagram fitness personality Jovi Nicole with whom he has been linked since 2016.


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