"Us" magazine claims Ronaiah Tuiasosopo . . . the guy allegedly behind the MANTI TE'O dead-girlfriend hoax . . . tried out for "The Voice", and he used some of the SAME sob story that he used for Manti's "girlfriend," Lennay Kekua. He said his Christian band was in a bad car accident . . . and doctors initially thought one of them might be BRAIN DEAD. But miraculously, everyone was FINE.
"Us" magazine claims Ronaiah Tuiasosopo . . . the guy allegedly behind the MANTI TE'O dead-girlfriend hoax . . . tried out for "The Voice", and he used some of the SAME sob story that he used for Manti's "girlfriend," Lennay Kekua.
--A so-called "insider" says he told producers "he and his cousins started a Christian band together, and were on their way to perform at a youth conference in Nevada when they got into a 'massive' car accident."
--He said a truck crashed into their vehicle, which sent them "flip-flopping all over the freeway." He also said doctors initially thought one of them might be brain-dead . . . but miraculously, everyone was FINE.
--Of course, a car accident was part of Lennay's tragic (but made up) story. But she was not fine, especially after she was subsequently diagnosed with leukemia.
--The insider says Ronaiah passed a "background check and psych evaluation" . . . whatever that entails . . . and nothing about his story was suspicious. But now some people connected with the show are wondering if it was a LIE.
(--Well, of course! But that being said, there's talk online that Ronaiah actually WAS in a bad car accident . . . and THAT was his inspiration for adding it as part of Lennay's story. Allegedly, of course.)
--The audition was for the upcoming season . . . and supposedly, he DID get the opportunity to perform in front of the judges. He sang Matisyahu's "One Day".
--But none of the judges turned their chair around for him . . . so, it's unclear if was going to be featured on TV.
(--By the way, the Christian band thing makes sense. From what we've heard, Ronaiah's father is a pastor . . . and Ronaiah has reportedly been very involved in his church. He also has a bunch of songs on YouTube.)
(--Here's him performing an original song called "Saved Again". Not all his songs are religious though. Here's him singing a cover of LeMarvin's "Thug Like Me" with a cousin. For more, hit up his YouTube channel.)
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