Hoax Abercrombie Chick?

Surfing around I ran across this post at Julia Set (via overstated):

Just received an inside tip that the recently famous Hot Abercrombie Chick is really a male college student capitalizing on cute pictures of his girlfriend (previously unbeknownst to her) in a rush of “beggars” trackbacks. In retrospect, it’s pretty obvious that he is quite the player. Over the course of the last couple of months, “Mr. Abercrombie” has played every text-book trick for raising his popularity on the blogosphere. The most recent flood of activity, which probably led to his bust, occurred by spamming comments on popular blogs all over the net. Obviously, since he spammed so much, search engines boosted his ratings enough for his girl friend to find out, er, ex-girlfriend that is.

Now calling someone out like this is fair enough, but you have to be prepared to eat some serious crow if you’re proved wrong. And believe you me it will come down on the author (Drew) if they’re bullshitting this “story.”

Amanda guest posted at Wizbang during my vacation, and does engage in lively discussions on a variety of topics at her site. She has commented here, and none of her comments have been either off topic or “spam.”

Did she “game” blogdex? Perhaps, but it’s also equally possible that someone else did. I imagine there are plenty of begining bloggers who’ve pulled stunts when they are just starting out that they’re not proud of later. My money is on petty jealousy, perhaps from Drew at Julia Set.

Of course quickest way to get to the heart of the matter is to just ask Amanda. That’s what I intend to do, and report back.

Update: Amanda has responded to the rumor.

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