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MACEDONIAN MODEL KATARINA IVANOVSKA USED FOR APRIL FOOLS JOKE WITH NFL STAR MARK SANCHEZ



National.

Macedonian model Katarina Ivanovska has been used in a april fools joke last week. Last week The Big Lead blog asked if NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez was dating Macedonian model Katarina Ivanovska because a tipster gave them a heads-up. An ordinary day in the blogosphere/new media. The tip was actually a prank. For those of you who don't know who Mark Sanchez is, he is a famous American football star quarterback playing for the NY Jets in the NFL.

Anyway, two pranksters who would like to remain anonymous emailed Deadspin to tell the story of how they fed McIntyre (of The Big Lead blog) a bullshit story about Jets QB Mark Sanchez dating fashion model Katarina Ivanovska, a harmless rumor that's fifty times more enjoyable since it's patently false. The pranksters explain the process of getting McIntyre to take the bait.

In the first email they sent to The big lead they asked if editor Mcintyre was interested. He was, and the name of Sanchez's "new girlfriend" was sent along with a story about how the tipster had both seen them at the gym and found out the girl's name through a buddy who worked there.

The Macedonian model was chosen at random off an image search. The gym location was pulled off the internet, and chosen because it sounded nice and was in Manhattan.
He emailed back. He suspected an April Fool's joke, but asked a.) how this was revealed, and b.) was she Facebookable. This passed for verification in his world.

At this point, the plot looked spoiled, but another email was sent back to him reiterating the connection, avowing honesty, and providing a google search returning real live results for the model's name. The model. Who was real, chosen totally at random, and could be in Paris for all anyone knows. He emailed back saying that he was running with it, and that if it was "a 4/1 joke" we would "die." A final email from TBL arrived saying "Nice work." Even the NY Post fell for it and reported the story on page 6.


MD: Nice one! Internet media was going crazy and many blogs were fooled. At least Katarina got some attention in the USA because of this. Check out the articles below

  • [The Big lead Article]

  • [NY Post Article]

  • [Deadspin article]


  • [Deadspin]

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