TOPPENISH - A gutsy senior project by a Toppenish student has quickly earned her national attention. Gaby Rodriguez faked her own pregnancy for the assignment. When the story hit the paper this morning, Gaby was quickly overwhelmed with calls from national morning show outlets hoping to tell her story. Action News talked to her about why, and how, she pulled off the elaborate hoax.
And she wasn't the only one hurt for the sake of her senior project, faking a pregnancy to see how people would react. To succeed in the experiment, she lied to almost everyone in her life. Only a handful of people, including her mom, boyfriend, and principal knew the whole thing was a hoax.
"It was tough for all of us,” Orozco said. “We lied to a lot of people. A lot of people were upset when they found out."
Most of her siblings didn't even know the truth. Neither did her boyfriend's parents, thinking they were going to be grandparents. It's amazing the lie was pulled off at all.
Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment. - CNN iReport
Note carefully - her mother, boyfriend and school principle DID know it was a hoax for 'research'
But regardless - I wouldn't tolerate lying FOR my child like the Mom did - I wouldn't put up with the humiliation and scrutiny of FAKING a pregnancy.
I think what they've done is horrendous - ESPECIALLY because they ruined the boyfriend's good family name through this - the boyfriends parents *didn't know* - Imagine the emotional trauma they went through.
What a bunch of bull**** - how unbelievably ridiculous that they let her do it. many of girls are REALLY pregnant and can tell you all about it if someone really wants ot know that badly.