for those who have reality tv as their guilty pleasure
Reality Ravings | Australia's leading Reality TV blog!

Casey Donovan Was Catfished.

casey donovan

Is it a full moon today as there have been a lot of WTF? stories doing the rounds today. First was Corinne dumping hunky first husband for David aka The Captain, then Grant Denyer denying going to rehab for ice addiction and now Casey Donovan said she was in a hoax relationship for six years.

I am a fan of Casey’s and have followed her career over the years but I am perplexed on why you would get engaged to someone you have not met. Exceptions to this rule are when there is a visa involved or you meet your future husband on

The Daily Mail via New Idea writes that Casey who won Australian Idol reveals the prank in her autobiography. Why someone writes their autobiography at the age of 25 is another mystery to me as well.

The article states:

They had been dating for six years and were engaged to be married, when Casey Donovan discovered she had fallen victim to an elaborate hoax.

The former Australian Idol winner revealed she sustained an intimate phone affair spanning over half a decade, only to discover her supposed boyfriend was an imaginary figure created by a stalker who was posing as his trusted friend

‘I was so vulnerable that finding someone who was interested in me made me feel on top of the world,’ she told the latest issue of New Idea magazine, citing low self-esteem for her willingness to believe the affair was true.

I loved that he loved me,’ she said.

In her upcoming autobiography, Big, Beautiful and Sexy, the 25-year-old confessed that on her lover’s urging she even had sex with the woman, known only as Olga, who orchestrated the hoax,

Speaking to New Idea, she described the painful experience, saying: ‘All I felt was dirty.. uneasy and used. I was so ashamed of the person I had become,’

The affair began when singer and actress received a call from a man by the name of Campbell, shortly after she rose to fame in 2004 as the youngest ever Australian Idol winner at age.

Struggling with self-image and having never been in a relationship, the young star was quick to confide in the sympathetic stranger who introduced himself as a muscular IT worker who shared her Indigenous background.

She writes in her autobiography that she soon felt at ease with the man, who claimed to have gotten her number through friends, and that they would talk for hours on end.

With her elusive lover citing a string of excuses as to why they could never meet, Olga, who the singer described as being ‘stocky and intense’ and strangely child-like, was always on hand to comfort and assure her.

The elaborate lie unravelled after the singer and actress discovered her supposed boyfriend’s sim card in Olga’s apartment, after which she was forced to confess the truth.

Hopefully her sense of self worth is in a better place now.




1 brain dead dave { 02.24.14 at 11:51 pm }

Hello, my name is Billy and I suffer from guilt for not forwarding 50 billion fucking chain letters sent to me by people who actually believe, if you send them on, a poor six-year-old girl in Scotland with a breast on her forehead will be able to raise enough money to have it removed before her redneck parents sell her to a travelling freak show.

And, do you honestly believe that Bill Gates is going to give $1000 to you, and everyone to whom you send ‘his’ email?

How stupid are we?

Ooooh, looky here! If I scroll down this page and make a wish, I’ll get laid by a model I just happen to run into the next day!

What a bunch of bullshit.

Maybe the evil chain letter leprechauns will come into my house and sodomise me in my sleep for not continuing a chain letter that was started by St Peter in 5AD and brought to this country by midget pilgrim stowaways on the Endeavour.

Fuck ’em!!

If you’re going to forward something, at least send me something mildly amusing.

I’ve seen all the ‘send this to 10 of your closest friends, and this poor, wretched excuse for a human being will somehow receive a nickel from some omniscient being’ forwards about 90 times…. I don’t fucking care.

Show a little intelligence and think about what you’re actually contributing to by sending out these forwards. Chances are, it’s our own unpopularity.

The point being?

If you get some chain letter that’s threatening to leave you shagless or luckless for the rest of your life, delete it.

If it’s funny, send it on.

Don’t piss people off by making them feel guilty about a leper in Botswana with no teeth who has been tied to the arse of a dead elephant for 27 years and whose only salvation is the 5 cents per letter he’ll receive if you forward this email.

Now forward this to everyone you know… Otherwise, tomorrow morning your underwear will turn carnivorous and will consume your genitals.

Have a nice day. Billy Connolly

2 Anonymous { 02.25.14 at 12:20 am }

Casey Donovan – her waist isn’t the only thing she has stretched, she has also managed to stretch her 15 minutes of fame.

Has anyone actually heard of her anytime recently? Does she still even sing?

And yet here she is on a mag cover. How much was she paid to tell her sob story? Any amount is too much.

3 Windsong { 02.25.14 at 12:20 am }

“In her upcoming autobiography, Big, Beautiful and Sexy, the 25-year-old confessed that on her lover’s urging she even had sex with the woman, known only as Olga, who orchestrated the hoax…”

… wait. What did I just read?

4 Georgie { 02.25.14 at 12:24 am }

“Don’t piss people off by making them feel guilty about a leper in Botswana with no teeth who has been tied to the arse of a dead elephant for 27 years and whose only salvation is the 5 cents per letter he’ll receive if you forward this email.”

Roflmao bdd. It’s comforting to know that, some people at least, are free to express themselves in their own way, without PCP censoring it. Billy would just tell them to fuck off anyway and laugh all the way to the bank.

Did you watch ‘Britain’s Fattest Man’ tonight on Gem bdd? I wonder how come they were allowed to televise a show about a grossly fat man? You’d think the PCP would be onto that, calling it exploitation or something. Wowsers!

5 Olga { 02.25.14 at 12:27 am }

I’m looking for a noo lover darlink.

Don’t vurry. I am reel. But my poor Babooshka need heart surgery darlink.

And I have 100 000 rubels in Moscow you can have but I need you to send me $8 000 in a corn flake box first.

6 BBM { 02.25.14 at 12:27 am }

Casey has done a lot of gigging, there’s a lot more to music than just the pop scene. She also was an original performer in the musical The Sapphires. She has done quite well for herself (the story above withstanding)

7 Anonymous { 02.25.14 at 9:08 am }

You removed my comment! of all the comments to remove you removed my comment! I can’t wait till Miss 9 grows up and sees what Mummy has been up to. Such a pity Charlotte is dead and you can’t attack her for your sport and get on your high horse over every thing she does. Dead, can’t do a bloody thing now. You have no shame and no heart and you have encouraged all the horrible behaviours here – and you STILL have no comments policy. Good luck finding another whipping girl, RR.

8 Andrea { 02.25.14 at 9:44 am }

No need to take it out on the lovely RR, anonymous@7, that was hitting below the belt.
Go and do some volunteer work and help people in crisis, it might make you feel better.

9 Techhater { 02.25.14 at 9:46 am }

Casey is regularly on NITV.

10 Littlepetal { 02.25.14 at 10:30 am }

Someone on his or her high horse. This is RR blog not yours. You can start your own and regulate the way you want to. Attacking RR and mentioning Charlotte in the same post, have you learn anything? Of course not.

11 Bolders { 02.25.14 at 10:50 am }

There was a documentary not too long ago about two UK teenage girls who were deceived by another friend of theirs on facebook and later on datse. The girl pretended she was two different boys and started dating them at the same time. One of the girls admitted that her “boyfriend” always had a cap on and never actually spoke to her except via SMS even when they were on a date or when they were fooling around. Both girls devestated when they learned the truth.

That story and this Casey story makes me think that some people are willing to put up with anything and believe anything if someone says they love them.

Olga, you pig.

12 Reality Raver { 02.25.14 at 10:53 am }

There is a whole MTV program called Catfish based in the US where it follows the stories of who it has happened to.
We believe what we want to believe and most of us have been duped by an ex-lover, maybe not via cyberspace. Since Casey did write about it she does seem to want to share her experience.

13 daisy { 02.25.14 at 11:17 am }

I saw that show Bolders. It was called The Girl Who became Three Boys or something very close to that name.
I also saw the girl on Doc Phil who put a gut through hell by stealing the identity of two girls she knew (much more attractive than her) and used them to develop two romantic attachments with him.
Just a reminder on one of the hazards of internet dating.

14 brain dead dave { 02.25.14 at 12:36 pm }

Yes, I saw those ABC2 internet scam shows that Bolders and daisy refer to.
One unfortunate teenage girl was even “stalked” by her older boyfriend for a couple of years, who’d publish photos she’d consented to on a heap of porn sites.

15 Carol (without the e) { 02.25.14 at 3:15 pm }

There was another show just recently (a repeat) called “talhotblonde”.

It was about a girl playing off an older guy and a younger guy against each other. Trouble is, the older guy got really into her and couldn’t stand the competition of the younger guy. The girl was really yanking his chain and he ended up snapping and killing the younger guy.

It can be a nasty place, this online world.

I cannot imagine how you go from being in love with some guy online to sleeping with some weird woman though.

Does Casey like it both ways? If not then that woman really did a brainwash job on her.

16 brain dead dave { 02.25.14 at 3:27 pm }

I had a girlfriend who got even with her ex by trolling him through the companionship pages in the local rag, exploiting his sexual jollies to the hilt until he was literally gagging to have the introductory coffee with her , for which she invariably had a creative excuse for being unavailable. It’s a jungle out there,gice..

17 Bolders { 02.25.14 at 3:38 pm }

Carol(without but no less for it) # 15 I saw that too. The bigger twist was that the girl’s profile and all the messages and interactions by that girl was really by her mother – some lazy arse couch whore wh, o had set up the profile using her daughter’s photos. The daughter had no idea and neither did the husband.

It’s not a jungle BDD, it’s pond scum.

18 Carol (without the e) { 02.25.14 at 3:42 pm }

Yes thank you Bolders!!! My work frazzled brain left out the best bit (how awful that work impacts on my ability to type a good message on RR) :-)

It totally sucks that one guy is dead… another one is in jail… and the bitch that scripted the whole thing walks free and may indeed be doing the same thing today!!!

At least the husband and the daughter gave her the flick.

19 daisy { 02.26.14 at 10:46 am }

Carol without and Bolders; her own mother??? Unbelievable.
My mum just uses really hot old photos of herself. She was better than any movie star so she wouldn’t need my profile.

BTW RR, she wears the hook up tee.
She went on a bus tour recently ( without the tee). The ratio was 24 women to 4 men.
She didn’t miss out though. Got a date coming up.

20 Culinary Boner { 03.03.14 at 8:15 am }

Yesterday’s most clicked story Casey Dong-again:-

I was going to comment earlier that all Casey wanted was a dogging and instead she got a catfishing, but that all seems redundant now.

21 Carol (without the e) { 03.03.14 at 9:11 am }

I turned on breakfast TV this morning and there was Casey in all her (uncomfortable looking) glory.

Telling all on Sunrise… including a photo of the mysterious Olga (which is a made up name… how odd to chose that name).

I just can’t fathom how she could be stringed along for all those years without seeing this guy in the flesh… and yet this “Olga” person manages to get her into bed.

That’s one f*cked up life alright.

Serious help is needed and I hope she gets it.

22 Gabby { 03.03.14 at 9:22 am }

She came across as poised on Sunrise but I think we still have a very troubled young lady. I hope she is receiving all the help she needs.
I loved her on Idol, she had a brilliant voice.

23 Catfish The Series To Air On ABC2 It Might Give Insight In How It Happened To Casey Donovan. | reality ravings { 06.05.14 at 1:14 pm }

[…] Donovan revealed in her recent memoir that she herself had been in a six year online relationship with a man that turned out to be a woman. In fact she was engaged to them! People believe what they want to […]