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Who is the Hot Abercrombie Chick?
image If you're a regular reader of Blogdex, as I am, then you'll recognize the name Hot Abercrombie Chick (aka Amanda Doerty). For some reason her weblog keeps rising to the top of Blogdex's index. I've never been able to figure out why. Her posts just don't seem that interesting or relevant. To be honest, I find them boring. Apparently other people have had the same thought, because now she's being accused of gaming Blogdex. But that's not all. Julia Set reports receiving an inside tip that Hot Abercrombie Chick isn't a chick at all. According to Julia, "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... 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." Kevin, over at Wizbang, says he's going to contact 'Amanda' to find out what the truth is. Until he reports back, I guess we won't know if the accusations are totally unfounded, or if the Hot Abercrombie Chick is actually another Kaycee Nicole Swenson. Normally I wouldn't pay much attention to random accusations like this, but there does seem something fishy about the Abercrombie chick's rapid ascent to blog stardom. (via Overstated)

Update:The Hot Abercrombie chick insists she's not a hoax. Though I guess one would expect her to say that. There's still no proof either way... but then, how do we know who anyone else on the internet really is?
Categories: Identity/Imposters, Technology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 20, 2004
Comments (4)
Look like "her" time in the spotlight has passed. Take a gander at all the posts without any comments.

Not updating your pictures in years, yammering on about obscure subjects that do not matter in today's society and scamming blog systems won't keep your blog popular and definitely won't get you a book deal or whatever this person was after.

Plus, we all know A&F is sooo 3 years ago. Hair flip.
Posted by Amber  in  California  on  Thu May 11, 2006  at  11:00 AM
wasup
Posted by ryan gardner  in  here  on  Tue Oct 10, 2006  at  08:15 AM
apparently someone is jellous lol
Posted by Ryan  in  here  on  Tue Oct 10, 2006  at  08:17 AM
http://foreigndispatches.typepad.com/dispatches/2005/02/hot_abercrombie.html
Posted by Jeremy  on  Wed Aug 22, 2007  at  03:28 PM
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