The woman who lent her face to the Affordable Care Act's website!
It's not exactly a secret that the site has had its fair share of technical problems, and when frustrated users had nowhere to point the blame, they decided to take their anger out on the mystery woman who was featured on the home page!
Well Adriana (who chose to not reveal her last name) is now speaking out about the backlash she endured and says she was the victim of some nasty cyberbullying!
"It was shocking. It was upsetting. It was sad. We were having a hard day when we read all this."
Adriana also opened up about her personal life, and although she says she is technically Colombian, she's been living legally in the US as a permanent resident with her husband and son, both of whom are citizens, and she's actually eligible to apply for citizenship.
The proud mother agreed to the photo shoot in hopes of getting free family portraits, and although she knew the pictures would be used on the site, she had NO idea people would respond the way they did:
"I mean, I don't know why people should hate me because it's just a photo. 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."
Luckily, the picture was removed from the website a couple of weeks ago, and Adriana says she's finally been able to move on with her life!
She goes on to say:
"They didn't ruin my life. I still have a job, I'm still married. That didn't really crush me to the ground. I'm fine. Now I laugh about it."
It's absolutely ridiculous that people would attack someone who has absolutely nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act in the first place, but we're glad to hear that she's been able to put the worst behind her!
Ch-ch-check out Adriana speaking out for the first time (above)!