Penn Protestor Who Claims She Was Left 'Homeless' Is Daughter Of Affluent Celebrity Game Show Host

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 11:20 PM

One Penn encampment student who claimed to have been left 'homeless' by the administration's 'violence' has been found to be the daughter of a jet-setting, caviar eating business owning parents. 

University of Pennsylvania sophomore Eliana Atienza was placed on mandatory leave for participating in an encampment on Penn's campus, according to the Free Beacon.

She then went on to tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that she was the real victim, and that she had been left homeless with no family in the United States to turn to. 

In an Instagram post, she wrote: "I live on campus. The university has barred me from entering. In other words—the university has made me houseless."

"I am also an international student. The University knows this," she added. "This is their weapon. So disappointed to be attending an institution that resorts to administrative violence."

But it turns out her father is "Kuya Kim," who the Free Beacon called "a celebrity television presenter who has hosted the country's most popular morning and game shows."

It was also reveled that her grandfather is a notable Filipino politician Lito Atienza. He held the position of deputy speaker in the country’s House of Representatives until 2022, at which point he entered the vice presidential race alongside boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

Atienza's mother, a graduate of the Wharton School, is the founder and former head of the Chinese International School Manila, a private K-12 school.

Meanwhile, Atienza’s father is unapologetic about displaying his affluence. He recently posted photos on Instagram from a luxurious first-class flight featuring caviar service and a full shower.

Recognized as one of the Philippines' most familiar TV personalities by British magazine Tatler, he has also televised tours of his home, highlighting his unique collections which include dinosaur eggs, mid-century modern chairs, and vintage motorcycles, featuring two BMWs from World War II.

Atienza herself also recently posted photos of a trip she took to Antarctica.

Atienza, an environmental studies major, became a prominent figure in the "Gaza Solidarity Encampment" that disrupted campus life for over two weeks.

Earlier in the month, she was among the students who engaged in negotiations with interim president Larry Jameson to dismantle the encampment, as reported by the Inquirer.

Atienza rejected Jameson's tentative offers, criticizing them as mere promises to "look into the feasibility" of divesting from Israel by entangling student protesters in "endless meetings and task forces and discussions and committees."