The 6-year-old Garland, Texas girl whose winning entry in a Hannah Montana essay contest was found to be false will not collect the prize of seeing the singer in concert after all.
Mary Drolet, chief executive officer of Club Libby Lu, the company aimed at "tween" girls that sponsored the contest, announced Saturday that the prize was being withdrawn. The announcement came a day after a Club Libby Lu spokesperson initially said the company would honor the prize even though the girl's father was not a soldier and did not die in Iraq, as the essay said.
I am glad to see this. The loser mother and her daughter do not need to win any prizes. I feel sorry for the young girl; however, her mother is a piece of work.
Earlier today, I found her MySpace page and it was filled with gang-banger, bling-bling trash that showed her true nature.
Media has reported that members of her family had been involved in criminal activity and has criminal records. I would be willing to bet this woman is following in the footsteps of her relatives.
The girl's mother, Priscilla Ceballos, refused to comment at the store Friday or when reached at home Saturday. A woman who answered the phone at Ms. Ceballos' home referred calls to an attorney but did not provide contact information.
A few questions come to mind:
1. Was there ever a father of the daughter in the picture?
2. Was the father actually in the military?
3. Who is Jonathon Menjivar, the man listed at the father who dies in Iraq?
4. Does this woman have a criminal history?
5. Are she, her daughter, and the relatives who live with her legally in the country?
6. Will she face criminal charges as a result of this attempt fraud?
I will keep abreast of this story and post further finds as soon as they become available.