Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s fake dead girlfriend was revealed yesterday to be an unwitting young California marketing exec, as the holes in the linebacker’s bizarre fauxmance story continued to grow.
Friends of Diane O’Meara, 23, said the LA-based woman found herself at the center of the scandal when her photo was taken from her Facebook page and used to depict Te’o’s fictitious gal pal, “Lennay Kekua,’’ on Twitter and other social-media sites.
“Somebody stole her identity,” a relative, Olga Volkov, told The Post. “[O’Meara’s family] found out about it yesterday. They were shocked,” Volkov said, noting that O’Meara is “a good person” from “a very good family.”
O’Meara is a former high-school classmate of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who is also a friend of Te’o and the purported mastermind of Te’o’s bogus romance.
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