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Manti Te'o Hoaxer Called "A True Talent" For Bizarrely Realistic Female Voice

 
Manti Te'o Hoaxer Called
Posted Friday, February 1st 2013 @ 12pm

Sometime after the riveting Katie Couric daytime interview with Manti Te'o, we thought we were finally done with this whole fake dead girlfriend football scandal hoax of the century thing. We really wanted to be done with it—but then we heard admitted hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo perform the voice of Lennay Kekua for Dr. Phil, and had our minds blown. You can watch the clip and hear Tuiasosopo's insanely realistic female voice over at Deadspin.

Up till now, it seemed impossible that a man could have been behind the voice of Kekua—as Te'o told Couric after listening to some of her voicemails, “Well, it didn’t sound like a man. It sounded like a woman,” he said. “If he somehow made that voice, that’s incredible, that’s an incredible talent to do that. Especially every single day." Well, voice analysts completely agree with him: one called him "a true talent" who had abilities the analyst had never seen before. And all three experts told Dr. Phil that his voice matched those from the voicemails.

Read more: Gothamist

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