San Diego Chargers second-round draft pick Manti Te'o isn't letting that whole fake girlfriend hoax get him down. The catfished NFL rookie might even be using it to his advantage.
Maxim magazine took a humorous shot at the former Notre Dame linebacker last week, ranking Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, No. 69 in their annual "Hot 100" list.
The other night the men's magazine took the joke one step further, inviting Te'o to the Los Angeles party celebrating the list. To Te'o's credit, he didn't pass up the opportunity and appeared to be a good sport about the whole thing.
Maxim's editor-in-chief, Dan Bova, said he was "pleasantly surprised" that Te'o made an appearance.
"It seems like he has a good sense of humor about the whole thing," said Bova, "which I think is the best way to handle a situation like that."
Te'o made the scene and was even spotted with a number of real beauties.
Te'o's cyberspace hottie probably wasn't the only fake thing floating around the Hollywood party.