After the scandal broke, Tuiasosopo appeared on Doctor Phil to go into detail about the reasons for catching catfish (via YouTube), citing love and escapism as the main motives for catching Te’o. After that, she continued to behave with restraint, for Women Health. In an interview with New York Postthe producers of the Netflix documentary revealed that they found her on Instagram and she agreed to participate because she didn’t like the way the story was told.
In the documentary, Tuiasosopo – a transgender woman – talks about her struggles finding work after being identified as Theo’s catfish catcher, and also reflects on how rejecting Lennai Kekua encouraged her to accept her and embrace her own identity. “After all this life with Lenney was over, I could no longer devote my time to Lenney,” she says. “And I remember saying to myself: “If you want to be a girl, then be a girl,” Tuyasosopo said.
While Tuiasosopo seems to have a rather private life, the documentary shows her working at a DIY store (via Radio Times).
Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist is available to watch on Netflix.