Chrissy Teigen, Joe Manganiello and more Hollywood stars have revealed that their names have been mispronounced throughout much of their careers.
In September 2018, the Cravings cookbook author took to Twitter to share that her last name is pronounced “tie-gen not tee-gan.” When asked why Teigen never bothered to correct anyone before, she answered with a witty retort.
“I don’t correct people, ever,” she responded at the time. “They can call me Janet and I won’t. Wrong order? I’ll eat it. Taxi going to the wrong airport? I’ll change my flight.”
Teigen isn’t the celeb who’s revealed the correct way to refer to them. The True Blood alum previously explained how to say his tricky last name in a 2014 Just Jared video.
“Hi, I’m Joe Mang-I-Nello,” he said, repeating the line several times in an attempt to teach viewers to say his moniker correctly. The How I Met Your Mother actor’s brother, Nick Manganiello, also appeared in the clip. The siblings were asked what the worst iteration of their last name was.
“Too many to list,” the One Tree Hill alum said. “I mean, probably the people who throw Rs in there, ‘Manga-Relo.’”
Joe’s brother noted that others pronounce the name using a J sound instead of a G, replying that he’s heard others say “Manga-jello” and “Man-jello.”
“You missed, like, ten letters bro,” the Magic Mike XXL star quipped.
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