Wash. teen who faked pregnancy gets TV movie

In an April 20, 2011 phoyo, Toppenish High School senior Gaby Rodriguez talks about rumors and stereotypes at a school assembly in Toppenish, Wash. during which she revealed that for the past 6
AP Photo/Yakima Herald-Republic, Gordon King

SEATTLE - Faking her pregnancy was the high school project that keeps paying off for one U.S. teenager.

Gaby Rodriguez of Washington state was 17 last April when she told a high school assembly that she'd faked her baby bump for the past six months to see how the community would react.

Washington teen fakes pregnancy for school project

The project earned her international headlines and appearances on morning television shows, and now she also has movie and book deals.

Her attorney, Anne Bremner, says each deal is worth about $100,000. Bremner and Rodriguez are in Vancouver, British Columbia, this week to watch the filming of "The Pregnancy Project," starring "Spykids" actress Alexa Vega. The movie is to air on the Lifetime channel.

Both the movie and book are due out early next year.