This one’s real, and looks pretty spectacular.
Manti Te'o quietly began dating an actual living, breathing female human being ... shortly after he learned "Lennay Kekua" had died from cancer ... and the rebound chick is HOT ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Manti tell us ... the Notre Dame star met Alexandra del Pilar the weekend of November 10 -- when Notre Dame played Boston College.
Alexandra, 21, is a student at St. Mary's College in Indiana -- which is close to Notre Dame.
We're told Alexandra and Manti dated for nearly 2 months, but broke up recently.
Oh. OK. Not sure this adds anything to the situation besides someone/something to gawk at.