The smiling face that greeted visitors to the problem-plagued ObamaCare website has been identified.
The sleuths at ABC News tracked down Adriana (her last name was withheld), who agreed to sit for an interview.
Adriana, who is not a US citizen, lives with her husband and 21-month-old son. She is originally from Colombia and has been in the US for 6 years.
She said she never agreed to be the face of Healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act insurance portal that launched on Oct. 1.
Adriana said she simply wanted free family portraits when she called the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Her contact at the center said they would arranged for free photos if Adriana agreed to let the portraits be used to promote Obamacare.
And so she became an unintentional spokesmodel for ACA, with all the verbal abuse and "cyberbulling" that entailed.
"I mean, I don't know why people should hate me because it's just a photo," she told ABC. "I didn't design the website. I didn't make it fail, so I don't think they should have any reasons to hate me."
In fact, Adriana has no personal opinion about Obamacare one way or another, and has no immediate intentions to sign up for it.
The photo has since been taken down, but the Department of Health and Human Services told ABC News it wasn't because Adriana asked to have it removed.
Adriana says she is relieved that the spotlight has been pointed away from her. "Now I laugh about it," she says. Thanks, Obamacare!
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