Listen to Lennay Kekua’s voicemails to Manti Te’o

Manti Te'o talks to Katie Couric on her interview show.
Manti Te’o talks to Katie Couric on her interview show.
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In an interview with Katie Couric on Thursday, a few voicemails that Manti Te’o’s “girlfriend” left him were played on the air.

The voice of Kekua reportedly belongs to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who apparently disguised his voice.

After the first message was played, Te’o said: “It sounds like a girl, doesn’t it?”

“It does,” Couric said.

Tuiasosopo apparently masterminded the hoax against Te’o by creating a fake online profile for a made-up woman named Kekua. Tuiasosopo then apparently talked to Te’o over the phone while pretending to be Kekua.


Below are the sound clips, courtesy of Deadspin.

Voicemail No. 1: Kekua talks to Te’o before her first chemotherapy session:

Voicemail No. 2: Kekua is jealous of Te’o and thinks that he has another girl in his room.

Voicemail No. 3: Kekua leaves Te’o a message the day she supposedly was released from the hospital and a day before she died.


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