Source - The woman who claimed she won a $5,000 contest on a baby-name website to have an online vote determine her baby’s name is actually an actress, hired by the website’s founder to drum up publicity, the actress and website founder confessed. Natasha Hill, a struggling single art teacher in Los Angeles, was named by the website Belly Ballot last month as the winner of an essay contest and the $5,000 prize for agreeing to let the Internet name her unborn baby.
So we blogged about this last week. Gotta say I’m pretty disappointed. Not even that it was a hoax in general. I mean it was an okay premise at best. But what in the FUCK kind of execution was that? Oh we’re going to let you name this person’s kid! Just kidding! Ha! Uh, sweet prank I guess? I mean you gotta wine me and dine me if you want me to really feel betrayed about something like this. You gotta let 4Chan name the kid something super racist or let neo-Nazi’s take over the polling and name it Adolf the Second Coming before your big reveal. That’s like Rule #1 of the hoax game: Don’t just invent the girlfriend. Invent the girlfriend, give her cancer, kill her in a car crash, toy with people’s emotions and then pull the curtain away. This shit was straight up amateur ball.