Teenager Fakes Her Own Pregnancy for a Really Good Reason
“Gaby Rodriguez would worry whenever anyone asked to touch her baby bump. It wasn’t because she felt shy or embarrassed. It was because the bulge — fashioned from wire mesh and cotton quilt batting — didn’t actually contain a baby. For the past 61/2 months — the bulk of her senior year at Toppenish High School — the 17-year-old A-student faked her own pregnancy.” — She pretended to be with child as part of a really fascinating senior project that aimed to find out what kinds of reactions and gossip a real pregnant teenager would face. She eventually revealed her secret project, and the very powerful results, at an assembly in front of her entire school. *Gulp* Is there some kind of award for excellence that we can give this girl?