Wow, did you hear that Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine called Overland Park women the most beautiful in the world?
Rob Riggle heard it and posted it on his Facebook page this week. The folks at Visit OP heard it and tweeted out the news, too.
Just one, little, catch.
The story is a hoax.
But it sure looks real.
(For the record, this reporter believed it for a hot second, too.)
Posted at KLPONews.com, a fake news site, the story says that in a radio interview, Levine claimed that Overland Park has the most beautiful women in the world.
Here’s what Levine allegedly said.
“I knew a girl from Overland Park, Kansas and I visited her and her family in Overland Park years ago and I thought at the time that maybe she was just an exception but she wasn’t. And I’m not saying that the women there are necessarily more physically beautiful than other women in other places but, from my experience in Overland Park, the women there have the entire package, ya know? They’re not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well. The girl I knew from Overland Park was sweet, caring, and beautiful all-around and I found that to be the case for a lot of women there.”
In a story posted on another fake news site, DailyNews11.com, Levine apparently said the same thing - in those exact same words - about the women of Conroe, Texas.
Guy sure gets around, huh?
Riggle, who grew up in Overland Park, so wanted to believe it, posting the story on his Facebook page with this affirmation: “Adam got this right!!! That's where I met my wife ... O.P., Kansas baby!”
(For the record, this reporter has met Riggle’s wife and he has every right to gush.)
Fans let Riggle down gently. The Internet got you, buddy.
But hey, did you see what Johnny Depp said about the women of Hammond, Indiana?