Ronaiah Tuiasosopo aka Naya Tuiasosopo from Netflix’s Untold catfished Manti Te’o as she identified herself as Lennay Kekua using the pictures of a girl from her high school. She was born in 1990 and celebrates her birthday on every June 28. Initially, her family wanted her to become a football player which she hated. Later, she wanted to test her sexuality and decided to start catfishing people. She also confessed to Dr. Phil being transgender. As of now, she is not in jail and lives in Carson, California. Follow the article for Ronaiah’s full Wiki, her Instagram handle, and Reddit update.
‘Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist‘, a Netflix original, explores the life of a girl named Lennay Kekua. Everybody knew her as Manti Te’o‘s girlfriend. Everything that was learned about her came to light after she passed away, and even then, her life still seemed to revolve around being Manti’s girlfriend.
Manti rose to prominence as a result of her terrible death as a person who everyone could relate to and support. But everything changed when the startling reality of their relationship was revealed. Actually, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, a childhood friend, catfished Manti Te’o by pretending to be a terminally ill student named Lennay Kekua, who was 22 years old.
As the show is gaining a lot of attention, Many people are now curious about Ronaiah Tuiasosopo’s whereabouts in the wake of the incident. Viewers want to know every detail about her. Well, here is everything we know about Roniah Tuiasosopo.
Meet Ronaiah Tuiasosopo AKA Naya Tuiasosopo Who Catfished Manti Te’O: Wiki, Age, Birthday, Reddit, High School, Family, Instagram, Transgender & More; When Was She Born and Where Is She Now?
Previously known as Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, Naya (born on 28th June 1990) made headlines after a Deadspin investigative piece regarding Manti Te’o‘s fake dead girlfriend surfaced. She comes from a football-playing family. She never enjoyed the game, but she felt under pressure to do well in it.
For a while, Naya’s chances of succeeding as a football player were very strong. She, however, abandoned all of it. As the leader of the church band where her father served as pastor, Naya had a passion for music. She also posted music, originals, and covers to a now-deleted YouTube channel.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo created a fake Facebook page using Diane O’Meara‘s pictures, a girl she attended high school in her senior year, to explore her feelings about identifying as a woman. She went by the name Lennay Kekua. Naya struck up conversations with a few boys but would discontinue them when they insisted on meeting in person. Eventually, she met up with rising football sensation Manti Te’o.
Naya and Te’o’s friendship turned into a tight relationship over the course of a few years during which they conversed frequently about significant issues but interestingly, never met.
Eventually, when Ronaiah Tuiasosopo saw it had gotten out of hand, she made the decision to remove Lennay from the situation by telling the story of a deadly car accident and a severe battle with leukemia. But as everyone knew that she catfished Manti, everything started to fall apart.
As Reddit users wanted to know, Naya Tuiasosopo currently resides in Carson, California. She is working with Lowe’s Home Improvement as an assistant store manager of operations. After the issue over Lennay’s identification, Naya made the decision that it was time to put her own needs first.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo had previously expressed confusion about her sexuality to Dr. Phil saying,
You’ve heard of recovering drug addicts? It takes a lot of courage to stand and say that. To recover from homosexuality and this type of thing. Not only that, coming back to your real life, as hard of a task as that is, I’m going to do all that I can to live right.
Since then, The 32-year-old has continued living her life. She now considers herself to be transgender. She has also discovered a passion for Siva Samoa, and you can frequently see her performing in events honoring the Polynesian way of life. Naya also confessed that she became emotionally invested in the situation with Te’o.
Since the scandal faded, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo has kept her distance from the media, including Instagram, and avoided doing interviews. The 32-year-old admitted in the Netflix documentary that being Lennay helped her figure out some things about herself, and while she wishes the whole Te’o and Lennay situation had never occurred, she hopes that someone else would benefit from her experience.
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