Manti Te’o’s Imaginary Girlfriend Makes Maxim Hot 100 List

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/ May 9, 2013

Footballer Manti Te’o may have been mesmerized by his fictional girlfriend but he wasn’t the only one. The fake GF — who’s actually a real person named Diane O’Meara — ranked as one of Maxim’s Hot 100 besides the likes of Beyoncé and Kate Upton.

“After Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend hoax of 2012, we think it might be nice to have an invisible girl of our own to love. Why not? She’s got a ton of great qualities, including looking awesome in a bikini,” the mag description read. She came in at no. 69.

Te’o fell victim to the digital dating hoax in December last year, sparking an Internet meme frenzy dubbed “catfishing.”

Maxim’s top three baddest gals pit Rihanna followed by Selena Gomez with Miley Cyrus at the top.