Amanda Doerty is a name like no other. In fact, I don’t think it’s a real name at all. After becoming interested in Hot Abercrombie Chick I decided to do a little follow-up research to see what the Internet had to offer on our enigmatic blogstress. Of course a google search for her real name, Amanda Doerty returns just about nothing. It appears that her debut on the web was her first post to Hot Abercrombie Chick. Nothing on usenet, but then again I’d be surprised if a 19 year old had heard of such antiquated things.
In her first post she mentions two friends, one Mr. Daniel Zeigenbein and another Sebastian Bach (not the lead singer of Skid Row). While there’s no mention of Amanda on anything related to Sebastian, I did find a gleaming review of HAC by Daniel which confirms that not only do they know each other, but they’re acquainted through a mutual college friend. Daniel is wearing a Vassar cap on his website and Amanda claims her residence is Poughkeepsie, NY, so they must be chums through Vassar, right?
So one would think. I called the Vassar Registrar’s office to get to the bottom of this. It turns out that Daniel Zeigenbeim was once a student there, never graduated, and apparently no longer is. Amanda Doerty on the other hand, well, they’ve never heard of her.
So I’m assuming that HAC and Amanda Doerty are in some way a creation of Zeigenbaum and/or friends.
Game my system and pay the consequences, beeatch.
7:30pm: Foster reports that Amanda has a vanilla Movable Type site setup
8:11pm: Amanda responds to these questions, revealing her name is a pseudonym. I have responded in her comments.