Pearl Going is a fake, Ctd

It looks like she is conning more people, this time in funding her alleged mountaineering efforts.

Reg­u­lar read­ers will know all about Pearl Going, aka Sian Pearl Going, aka Sia-Pearl Going. Just to recap here is a list her claimed fame:

  • Speaks Ara­bic, French and Span­ish but can barely type in English
  • Has a BSc from Otago. (They have no record)
  • she also says she has no degree
  • Says she went to Senior Col­lege (They have no record)
  • Says she went to Oxford Uni­ver­sity in 2006 where she stud­ied Human Sci­ences, Pol­i­tics and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions at New Col­lege. She says she stud­ied med­i­cine for two and a half years at Oxford. (I have a let­ter from Oxford say­ing she never, ever enrolled)
  • also AUT in 2002 where she stud­ied Human Sciences
  • also Can­ter­bury in 2005 where she stud­ied inter­na­tional studies
  • she says she has a pilot’s licence but won’t say where from.
  • Says she last flew up north but will give no details.
  • Says her “Clean” jeans are made in NZ She wont say where. She says they are sold at a store in LA She wont say where. She also says they are sold a “best seller” in Barneys
  • She says she sourced the red silk for Natalie Portman’s dress for Zac Posen,
  • She says she was engaged to  Leon Roth­schild and that he slashed his wrists at the end of last year when she broke off with him.
  • She says she is a friend of NY socialite Tins­ley Mortimer.
  • Says she is mates with Marc Jacobs and was his fab­ric buyer and that she was Zac Posen’s muse.
  • When asked if the Tins­ley Mor­timer quote on her Face­book was about her and she went all coy and smiled.
  • She says she was in Brazil doing char­ity work and saved lives in a plane crash which she was in.
  • She has sib­lings by dif­fer­ent fathers. The sib­lings are part maori
  • She says 2 weeks before her 16th birth­day she was drugged and raped by [removed by request of per­son con­cern] who abused her for six hours and then left her body in a dump­ster. [per­son’ name deleted as per request] is a pilot now liv­ing in the UK. I am told he is a very very decent and good young guy.
  • She says she has breast cancer
  • She says her mother has can­cer of the colon and is going into hospital.
  • She says her father is an alco­holic because of what hap­pened to “his little girl”.
  • She says she sup­ports orphan­ages in Burma, Fiji and Sierra Leone but will give no details. She pic­tures of her­self with Thai kids.
  • She says she worked for Fair­Trade and Amnesty.
  • She says she has spent 71 days in NZ in 2008 and maybe 6 months in NY in 2007 but she is in and out a lot so no specifics.
  • The Clean Green Air com­pany doesn’t google.
  • She did used to work for Pow­er­call as a telemarketer
  • Her mum’s name is Max­ine 021 18X XXXX. She is a mas­sage ther­a­pist and cleaner
  • She applied for a job at Fair­Trade with a steth­escope hang­ing out of her bag and wear­ing scrubs. and she got job with forged refs from Oxford that said she was the bright­est stu­dent they had seen.
  • Says she is  23 and 28
  • Says she lives off a Trust Fund
  • Says she dated Peter Hujlich but threw a glass of wine on him when he called Peter Stew­art a pae­dophile. (He denies even know­ing Peter Stew­art, he also denies ever hav­ing a rela­tion­ship with the mad bitch)
  • Has a hand­bag label using pleather — which is sup­pos­edly eco-friendly leather but which is actu­ally plastic
  • Was a pilot in Brazil, saved every­one in a crash with her med­ical degree
  • Grew up on a farm in South­land next to the Stew­arts, Pieter is her mum’s best friend also that she grew up in Tutakaka in a hippy family
  • Worked for the UN for years
  • Has been offered a job by Kate Sylvester after know­ing her ten minutes
  • Been on a yacht with Richard Bran­son, who is her “friend” watch­ing the moon rise

From the Northern Advocate article we have yet another thing to add to the list of amazing things she has done:

One of her reasons for taking on the challenge was to prove herself after a brain injury she suffered in a car crash in Dubai in 2006.

The injury took much of her memory and put a stop to her studies. When she returned to Whangarei after the accident she could no longer find her way around or remember people she grew up with.

Maybe that explains the remarkable memory recovery she constantly spouts as above. But it is highly unlikely that the head injury even exists. I have seen fabricated medical evidence of this and if she keeps on saying it I will publish it all. But you can tell this is all a fabrication when you read banal tosh like this:

It was also the realisation of a childhood dream. Reconstructing her memories with the help of family members, she learned she had nagged her father to take her to a real mountain, Ruapehu, when she was 4 years old. At the age of 7 she wrote in a diary that her goal was to “climb to the top of the world”.

“To discover a dream again, when you’re old enough to do something about it, is a gift,” Ms Going said.

Wow, another thing we can add to the list. Wrote in diary at age 7!

Basically Pearl Going is a lying little minx. It looks like she has conned the Northern Advocate and Sony, Adidas, Scarpa, Marmot, Discovery Channel (yes she has their logo in her promotion photos) with her latest escapade. If I were them I’d be very concerned about being associated with a fraud and a cheat like Pearl Going.

Finally the only evidence she has allegedly climbed this mountain is a photo of someone with goggle and a hood on at the top of a mountain.

Pearl Going is a Fake

Is this really Pearl Going?

Mountain climbers I know tell me that when you “summit” you always throw back the hood and show your face so there is evidence that you did do it. Not so for Pearl Going. Her guide however shows his face in an unpublished photo. There are a few more from her Facebook page, but not an awful lot from an expediction of this size.

UPDATE: Pearl has a blog site


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  • Cadwallader

    Did the lodge owner near Dunedin ever press charges?

  • Michael

    Facebook page in the link has suddenly disappeared. You don’t do that if it’s legitimate.

  • Pharmachick

    Hey WO,
    short of contacting Hany Farid at Dartmouth (which is, apparently; what most of the serious fraud hunters do, there are a couple of online websites you can submit these pics to.

    For my money, the pixelation on the goggles looks wrong and I suspect a good photoshop.

  • Ants

    Any mountain with a sign post at the top can’t be that serious a climb. Note also the trekking pole which indicates more of a walk up than mountain climbing.

  • Surely the poor girl has bitten off more than she can chew this time?

    Discovery Channel?

  • If the photographer is the same person as the one eating the pizza, then the photographer looks to be left handed here

    Russian Pizza?

    I don’t go out enough, obviously ;)

  • Well, the background checks out. Question remains – was she there?

    She seems to be conveniently missing from the photo of 16 where only 12 are pictured.

  • Ok, it’s starting to look a little less likely. Apart from the 7 peaks including Everest…

    I’ve found Mike Roberts’ account of the Elbrus trip. Due to political problems, the normal route wasn’t an option so they all had to explore a new northern route. There were two attempts at the summit on two separate days. The first day Andrew Wexel made it in white-out conditions reporting the following people: “Lesley, Guy, Brian and Charles up there, whilst Howard turned back not far from the top and Ivette and Ebony had stayed at Camp 1.”

    The next day was windy but clear and Mike went up reporting the following people summited: “carol, john, karen and zlatko”. No reference to a Pearl (see photo: Oddly enough, none of those people are wearing Pearl’s red jacket as seen in the Northern Advocate article.

    Why would she not be in the photo that Mike took? Why isn’t she in ANY of the photos Mike or Andrew posted to their web sites. She’s not in any photos and she isn’t named once.

    Now it will be fun to keep an eye on Andrew and Mike’s web sites to follow any reports on the Kilimanjaro trip I suppose.

    • Hollyfield

      She is mentioned on (then click on team)

      “The Adventure Consultants Elbrus Expedition Trip #2 2011 team members are:

      Main Team:
      Carol Masheter – USA
      Pearl Going – New Zealand
      Zlatko Filipovic – Sweden
      Ana Elisa Boscarioli – Brazil
      Expedition Leader – Andrew Wexler, Canada

      Private Group:
      John Moorhouse – UK
      John Moorhouse – UK
      Karen McGibbon – UK
      Andrew May – Channel Islands
      Nola May – Channel Islands
      Guy Munnoch – UK/South Africa
      Kevin Gaskell – UK
      Matthew Gaskell – UK
      Andrew Jenkins – UK
      Graeme Harker – Channel Islands
      Shelagh Harker – Channel Islands
      Jeremy Middleton – UK
      Graham Dawson – UK
      Expedition Leader – Mike Roberts, NZ/USA”

      • Well done. Annoyed I missed that.

        Ok, next step is to contact the “Sponsors”

  • Skyver

    She has recently had insurance claims investigated and policies cancelled due to highly suspect activities.

  • Sarah

    Here’s some photos of her. Check post on 28 July.

    Time to give her a break?

    • Oh look a friend of Pearl’s trying to pretend to be someone else comes running in.

      • Sarah

        Best friend? Oh okay, I’ve actually enjoyed reading your stories over the past couple of years but just thought it might be worth pointing out. Can you remove my last name please mate? Didn’t post so not really fair of you to include.

  • Clive

    One of the most concerning things to me is that a fully overgrown man can have the time to sit back at a computer screen and write this garbage. I know Pearl, and I was curious when I heard the stories, but at the end of the day I think you can put a lot of it down to her being young and same some really dumb shit to get ahead. I’ve been known to drop a few fibs to get an airline upgrade or a better vodafone contract. All I know is I can confirm for a fact she is going around climbing mountians, and if whaleoils’ fact finding missions are so loose as to inlucde somthing which is obviously true then it discredits other good work he has done through this troll hole he’s built, more directy in my opinion he obviously has a personal obsession with pearl which is seemingly unhealthy, perhaps he should write an article on himself and find that none of us are perfect?

  • Kenzie

    She used to work for emirates airline, i knew her very well in dubai. She is bat shit crazy, she has the longest list of lies I’ve ever seen. Left because she said her mom was dying back in NZ. Never paid for cab rides, food, anything… would argue with the waiters, staff etc until they gave up.

    • Her mother is still alive. Apparently when she was in Dubai she became best friends forever with Richard Branson….yeah right.

    • Rose

      I also met her while she was in Dubai – spun some crazy ass stories. I can confirm Kenzie’s stories about her mum dying (from a brain tumour?)  ex boyfirned making porn with her best friends etc etc etc the list goes on…

  • honey

    I had the misfortune of trusting her for a couple of weeks until it became evident that nothing of what she said made sense.  I still had to “work” with her for another 6 months until we found that all her references had been forged and that she hadn’t done any work during the time she spent with us (ie: she’d use her own mobile to call her phone at the office and she’d pretend she was having these important conversations with clients, or she’d send herself ridiculous congratulatory presents from “anonymous thankful clients” or threatening letters from her “stalker”). I felt sorry for her, but considering this was 4 years ago and that she’s still conning people indiscriminately, I applaud Whaleoil for spreading the word that no one should trust her.  Her friends and supporters, rather than getting upset at people whose trust was abused and are still expecting an apology or an explanation, should find a treatment for her and encourage her to see a psychiatrist.  She may otherwise get into a dangerous situation – at this point she’s lucky she’s not in prison yet or that no one got really upset and violent with her.  Her friends should help her, and they should do it now.

  • Mosmos

    These stories are absurd. I know her family why dont you stop talking crap. Clearly she went up the mountain Guy Cotter is quoted saying she did. This attack only makes all these other stories look like they are written by one person on a Vendetta mission and for what? Get on with your lives people!

  • Mosmos

    By the way she either went to Dubai or she didn’t you ppl need to get your stories straight 

  • Beth

    She is a young leader. Look at and on the bottom tab, there is a “PG7” photo tab….she is everywhere, helping with Hmong refugees in Burma and kids in Timor Leste. She is climbing seven summits and we should be proud of her for doing that. You can see her angling skills with brother Neil (in one of the photos) too.

  • Thorn

    Instead of being pilloried, it is a disgrace this fine Kiwi has not yet been recognised in the NY Honours List, or the Halberg’s. She appears to have accomplished more than most other gifted Kiwis could achieve in 300 years, excluding winning the RWC which was a miracle.

  • I am a lawyer in Whangarei. I know Pearl, her mother, father, her sister, her grandparents, her cousins, the lot. Fine people. I have read all the stories, I think. Right now, today, Mosmos and Beth are on the money. Tomorrow Thorn could be right. Pearl has quite likely said and done some things she might wish she had not. That said, people are attracted to her like bees to a honey pot because she is highly charismatic, clever, very beautiful, and a lot of fun. Clearly she is now in a space where there is no need whatsoever to make anything up. WO really needs to reconsider his position here or just end up looking like a malcontent. Pearl could maybe sell WO on the benefits of getting off the couch and taking a brisk walk. If WO is still on welfare, that will be of immense assistance to him.