Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

17-Year-Old High Schooler Fakes Pregnancy For 6 Months. This Is Why...

People pass judgement easily when they see a pregnant teenager. A lot of things come to mind, like how they have limited their opportunities, it’s not fair a baby is going to be raised by an inexperienced teen, and they should have used protection.

Pregnant teenage girls are often shunned from peers. Words like “slut” or “whore” are thrown around. Yet, many girls still show up to school everyday trying to make the best of their situation. 17-year-old Gaby Rodriguez is a straight-A student who shocked her school when her tummy began to grow.

As she began to wear baggy clothes and her belly began to expand, her life also changed. The teen began to write down everything that was said about her at Toppenish High School in Washington. She had the opportunity to speak to her school about her experience and what she revealed had everyone shocked.

Gaby Rodriguez' friends, teachers, and family believed for six months that the teen was pregnant.

Gaby's plan is to become a social worker but many believed that dream would never happen after her belly began to grow.

Gaby Rodriguez' friends, teachers, and family believed for six months that the teen was pregnant.

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"A lot of rumors were just that I was irresponsible. No college...it was bound to happen. I knew she would get pregnant. Doesn't she know she just ruined her life," says Gaby.

Except, Gaby was not pregnant. She was conducting a social experiment.

"A lot of rumors were just that I was irresponsible. No college...it was bound to happen. I knew she would get pregnant. Doesn't she know she just ruined her life," says Gaby.

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Gabby had to get the green light from her principal and the superintendent.

"I admire her so much. Her courage, her creativity, her strength. She's gone through so much...alienating some of her friends along the way or being alienated from her friends," says high school principal Trevor Greene.

Gabby had to get the green light from her principal and the superintendent.

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The only people who knew Gaby was not pregnant were her boyfriend, the principal, Gaby's mother, and best friend.

Her boyfriend's parents and six of her seven siblings were convinced Gaby was pregnant.

The only people who knew Gaby was not pregnant were  her boyfriend, the principal, Gaby's mother, and best friend.

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Gaby's project is called, "Stereotypes, Rumors and Statistics."

During a school assembly, Gaby stood up to address everyone.

Gaby's project is called, "Stereotypes, Rumors and Statistics."

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