The title of Emily's reddit post is:
"My mom told me to "behave myself" before leaving for on a short trip out of state. So, I just wrote this fake article about myself and had our neighbor send it to her. I'm very good at testing the limits of her sense of humor."
Of course, Emily could be pulling our chain about her Mom being away. But she's answering all questions in the post, and her answers indicate that she is telling the truth. Either way, she is an evil genius.
As redditor DuckOfDuckness says, she should have used a photo with red war paint.
UPDATE, via Emily:
I'm sorry to dash everyone's hopes, but she was told about this post by a family member before she read the fake article. She jokingly said I was damn lucky too because she would have kicked my ass for this if she had fallen for it. She called me a brat and told me to have fun with my internet friends. She then reminded me to make sure to let the dogs out so they don't pee in the house and to feed them.