The prankster behind Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s fake online girlfriend left a trail of deceit stretching thousands of miles over the course of five years.
A Hawaiian beauty-pageant queen told The Post that she also was contacted by “Lennay Kekua” in 2008 — before the made-up woman duped the star football player.
“We would chat back and forth,” said Tessi Tolutau, who was crowned Miss South Pacific in 2007 and hails from the same small Hawaiian beach town as Te’o.
“She explained to me that she played basketball at Stanford, that she was a Victoria’s Secret model, that she was dating somebody from Stanford. She even said she was dating [Jets quarterback] Mark Sanchez.”