Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is very sorry - and, apparently, very skilled at sounding like a woman over the phone.

The young, troubled man behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax appeared yesterday on Dr. Phil and, after insisting he stand behind a curtain for a sense of privacy, performed for viewers the voice he used as Lenny Kekua in this drawn-out scheme to fool the linebacker.

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Part one of his interview with Dr. Phil aired today, with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo admitting two important things:

"It takes a lot of courage to recover from homosexuality and this type of thing and coming back to your real life," Tuiasosopo told the host. "As hard of a task it is, I'm going to do all I can to live right."

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