The first time I watched Lonelygirl15 on YouTube, right away I thought she looked like she was in her twenties and not like the high school age girl she alleged herself to be.
Turns out I was right. The New York Times describes her as "20-ish."
At least she's really a female. Or is she? The brains behind the project are two men. They just needed a pretty woman to front the project because no one wants to watch a video blog starring a man.
Part of the appeal of the series was that the serious-minded, literate Bree offered an unbeatable fantasy: a beautiful girl who techy guys had something in common with.
On learning that Ms. Rose was an actress whose interests, unlike the scientific and religious issues that fascinated Bree, ran to parties and posing
Yeah, the chance of a hot girl really being interested in that stuff is as high as the chance of a hot girl writing a blog about libertarian politics. The rule of blogs, now including video blogs, is that if something seems too good to be true then it's probably not true.