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Old 04-23-2011, 01:20 AM
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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.

Gaby says when she first told her friends and family she was pregnant in December, the harsh words started flying.

"She's Latina,” said Rodriguez. “She's from Toppenish High School. It was bound to happen. There was no surprise to my pregnancy."

"You just ruined your lives, you made everything difficult for yourselves,” said Gaby’s boyfriend Jorge Orozco. “You aren't going to make it.

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.

"They were pretty upset, but they'll get over it,” said Gaby’s mother, Juana Rodriguez. “It's nothing but positive from here on out."

Many are admiring how she managed to do it. The homemade bump was filled with clay and cotton, and looked just like the real thing. That's why an assembly to reveal the hoax was so emotional for Gaby and Jorge. She says she was relieved to finally come clean and teach her classmates a valuable lesson.

"A lot of students are grateful I did this because I've gotten comments saying I deal with stereotypes and rumors in my family and school as well,” she said. “They said, I'm glad you spoke up about it."

And so is Gaby. The teen says she's never felt freer in her life. She's currently looking forward to prom and college in the fall, and handling all those calls from New York. Until then, it's back to being a normal teen, but what she's accomplished is far from it.

While Action News was there, Gaby's phone was ringing off the hook from the Today Show, Early Show and Good Morning America. She was already planning to go on a field trip tomorrow, and hopes to put off the national attention until it all sinks in. Gaby has dreams of becoming a social worker, and is set to attend Columbia Basin College in the fall. She says she wants to help troubled teens.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:22 AM
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I don't understand what she was trying to prove. Sounds very sickening she would go as far as create a fake baby bump.. I just don't see the lesson. Her mother sounds like an idiot saying the fake father to be's parents need to get over it? Omg the day a girl ever pulled that stunt and my son go along with it is the day I smack him upside the head and probably the mothers too!
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:37 AM
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I don't understand what she was trying to prove. Sounds very sickening she would go as far as create a fake baby bump.. I just don't see the lesson. Her mother sounds like an idiot saying the fake father to be's parents need to get over it? Omg the day a girl ever pulled that stunt and my son go along with it is the day I smack him upside the head and probably the mothers too!
Actually she did it to show how society treats teens who make a mistake and are choosing to live with it. Pretty much I guess she faced a ton of negativity even amongst her friends who called her a whore and other berating things.

Im kinda surprised someone who feels so strongly about pro life has taken this in such a wrong direction. Instead of applauding her for bringing to the attention of the public the mistreatment pregnant teens face when they are willing to carry to full term. You are actually wanting to kick her butt in lol.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:43 AM
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Actually she did it to show how society treats teens who make a mistake and are choosing to live with it. Pretty much I guess she faced a ton of negativity even amongst her friends who called her a whore and other berating things.

Im kinda surprised someone who feels so strongly about pro life has taken this in such a wrong direction. Instead of applauding her for bringing to the attention of the public the mistreatment pregnant teens face when they are willing to carry to full term. You are actually wanting to kick her butt in lol.
Being pro-life has nothing to do with this at all. I was a teen mother myself yes people looked however no one called me a whore or anything like that. Shoot I still got asked to prom by a few guys. I would applaud her if she was actually a teen mom. I applaud Bristol Palin for all her work towards teen pregnancy!! I guess I just don't like they lying part.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:52 PM
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Being pro-life has nothing to do with this at all. I was a teen mother myself yes people looked however no one called me a whore or anything like that. Shoot I still got asked to prom by a few guys. I would applaud her if she was actually a teen mom. I applaud Bristol Palin for all her work towards teen pregnancy!! I guess I just don't like they lying part.
Might I ask when this was, You bein a teen momma ?

Really this is no different then the skinny girl dressing up to be fat or the attractive girl dressing down like a barf bag.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:34 PM
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Really this is no different then the skinny girl dressing up to be fat or the attractive girl dressing down like a barf bag.
No offense, but I have to wonder what your life experience is if you think pretending to be pregnant is no different than pretending to be unattractive.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:11 PM
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Might I ask when this was, You bein a teen momma ?

Really this is no different then the skinny girl dressing up to be fat or the attractive girl dressing down like a barf bag.
I don't get your statement? If your trying to attack me your doing a horrible job..
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:52 PM
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I'd ask a pregnant girl to prom too. Can't get her pregnant again and it's obvious she likes the sex. It's a win-win.
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When I was a junior in high school.. I did a project were I "acted" homeless.. I lived on the streets for 2 weeks... in late spring...

I would hang out in certain areas.. and for 2 weeks.. I was spit at.. had things thrown at me.. and called many things.. mostly by kids my own age...

I had a homeless man come up to me.. and told me that I was too young to be on the streets... if I committed a minor crime.. I would be safe... then he gave me 2 crumpled dollars and a pair of socks...

I will never forget that.. it still makes me tear up... and yes I found him later...

the point???

My girlfriend was talking pictures and videos and asking people.. "Why would you do that.."

afterwards.. I showed my pictures and films.. to my classmates.. "why did you film that guy??" I was asked...

When I said it wasn't "some guy".. it was me.. (after about an hour long presentation..).. you could have heard a pin drop.... and yes.. most didn't get it...

But some did.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:02 PM
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That is really something, Spirit, good for you!

You walked the talk.
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