But Casey Donovan hit headlines in 2014, after it was revealed by New Idea that she was caught up in a catfishing hoax, in which her best friend posed as the pop star’s online lover. Now, the publication is quoting a friend of Casey’s who claims that, after the scandal, the star ‘sank into self-loathing’ and began meeting up with strangers for sex. ‘Self-loathing’: A friend of Casey Donovan has told New Idea that following her catfish hoax, the star ‘sank into self-loathing’ and began meeting up with strangers she had met on the internet for sex The magazine quotes the friend as saying, ‘She [Casey] went out and had sex with total strangers she found online. It was like she needed validation after that awful catfish experience. She needed to believe someone found her attractive.’ The star shot to fame in 2004 after winning Australian Idol at the age of just 16, the same year the catfish hoax started. The star’s best friend pretended to be a man named ‘Campbell’, and seduced Casey online. The hoax lasted for six years. In the jungle: Casey Donovan is currently in South Africa filming the latest season ...