While we’re at it, Eh? couldn’t help but do a double-take when the alleged photo of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s allegedly dead girlfriend Lennay Kekua (above, right) was exposed as a fraud. Isn’t that Superior’s own Caitlin Pendleton, now a student at Harvard? Alas, no.
As the scandal unraveled, the real person in the photo that wasn’t Kekua was revealed as Diane O’Meara of Long Beach, Calif., who told the L.A. Times the alleged perpetrator, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, hounded her incessantly asking for a picture.
All of which gave Pendleton, a former Duluth Budgeteer News intern, a good laugh when we brought it to her attention. “I’m honored that someone pointed out the resemblance between me and the dead-but-nonexistent girlfriend,” she messaged.