But fame had come with a backlash she could never have anticipated.Sex, Drugs, and the Biggest Cybercrime of All Time: The fast times & hard fall of three teenage friends with a knack for illegal code Still crying, Kiki clambered into the family car.Kiki fought back by embracing her outsider status, chopping her long hair and dyeing it pink.She remade herself into a "scene queen," a teen trend that uses as its baseline the snarl of goth — thick makeup, piercings, fishnets — and brightens it with the cutesy uplift of hair bows, vivid Eighties colors and lots of Hello Kitty.It started online and quickly grew into the most intimate of betrayals. And across the garage door, big as a billboard, was scrawled the word "SLUT."Photos: Teen Internet Celebrity Kiki Kannibal"Oh, my God," Kiki whispered. For the past year, she had endured the hateful blogs and e-mails, the threats and prank calls, the late-night drive-bys with teenagers screaming her name out of car windows.
She was just a lonely 13-year-old whose days at Sawgrass Springs Middle School had become a bullying hell.
Her family had transplanted from the Chicago suburb of Streamwood for dad Scott's computer-engineering job.
The Ostrengas and their three kids — Kyler, Kirsten and Dakota — were lured by promises of palm trees and sunshine.
A stylish wisp of a girl who adored punky "scene kid" fashion, Kiki began filling her My Space page with pouty photos of herself in heavy makeup and cropped tops, adopting a persona as brash and outrageous as the real Kirsten was awkward and insecure.
She named her creation "Kiki Kannibal," and her new and improved online self swiftly became an Internet celebrity.