Adriana (last name withheld by ABC), a permanent resident who has lived in the US for the past six years with her husband and (now) 21-month-old son, told the news outlet she never set out to be the face of American healthcare reform — she just wanted some free family photos.
After reaching out to a "contact" at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Adriana was told the photoshoot would be arranged if she agreed to let the resulting 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.
"Healthcare.gov is a dynamic website," a spokesperson is quoted as saying.
"Now I laugh about it," she says. Thanks, Obamacare!
[screengrabs via ACA, ABC News]