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Te'o's real-life ex is moving on

  • While Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o prepares for the NFL draft, his ex-girlfriend, Alex del Pilar, is looking for a new love.
While Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o prepares for the NFL draft,… (Getty Images )
January 28, 2013|By Matt Lindner | For RedEye

Wanted: Single man to escort newly single brunette to the St. Mary's College formal in South Bend, Ind., this Friday.

Preferably a man who actually exists. And is into women who actually exist.

Manti Te'o's real-life ex-girlfriend, 21-year-old Alex del Pilar, put out the call via Twitter on Saturday evening that she is looking for a date to the big dance.

"Currently taking applications for the Saint Mary's formal next weekend," del Pilar (‏@ADP_3) tweeted.

According to People Magazine, del Pilar and Te'o broke up earlier this month. She reportedly began dating Te'o about two months after the supposed death of Lennay Kekua, something Te'o told Katie Couric during their interview Thursday didn't sit well with "Kekua's" family.

"They were just saying that she's a gold digger and a jersey chaser," Te'o told Couric. "When they said she's a gold digger, I was like 'there's no way she's a gold digger because she has way more money than I do.' Obviously you're just jealous."

Del Pilar told People that she and Te'o remain close and that he is "doing better now."

Matt Lindner is a RedEye special contributor.

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