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11-01-2007
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Models That Have Changed Their Names
I know that Agyness Deyn is really Agnes (Hollins, I think her last name is?) and Querelle Jansen is really Lisette Jansen...and Natasha Poly shortened her last name from something incredibly difficult to pronounce. And I know Vlada did something, I just can't remember!

Anybody know of other models who have done that?

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08-02-2007
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Models changing names - what's the deal?
I've read about models changing names to become more "attractive" in the industry, like Agyness Dean, who's real name is Agnes something ..

Do you guys know of other models who have done the same and what do you think about it? Is it really necessary?

I don't know if there already is a thread with a similar theme. I tried to do a search, but didn't find anything. If there is one, then hopefully the mods will delete this thread.

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Yeah Agyness' real name is Agnes Hollins. I know that Ajuma Nasenyana's real name is Nancy, and Chanel Iman is Chanel Robinson.

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Natasha Poly's real last name is Polevshchikova.. and Vlada's real name is Elena.

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...everyone in Milana B's thread was freaking out that she's changed her name to Milana Keller...but it turned out she'd just gotten married

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The name Agyness just sounds really silly, but perhaps that's just me.

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in a lot of these cases, it seems like the agents are changing the names to make the models sound more "exotic". which is just dumb

Querelle's real name is Lisette, which is thing is a lot cooler and prettier name than Querelle

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Elise Crombez was credited on Patrick Demarchelier's site as Elise Conde, if that means anything, I'm not sure. Hilary Rhoda was re-named Hilary St. Claire by her first agency for some unknown reason, they were marketing her all wrong.

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Quote:
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Elise Crombez was credited on Patrick Demarchelier's site as Elise Conde,
I love Elise Conde

I read that Coco Rocha is called Michaela really

Han Hye Jin is called 'Han' by her agency, but I read she would use 'Hye-Jin'

Vlada Rosylakova's real name is Elena Rosylakova.

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Erin Heatherton's real name is Erin Bubley..

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I hate it when they magically change a model's name! Bettee Molnar is now Bettina, and Anzhelika Kocheba is called Angelika.

Nataliya Piro was once Nataliya Pirozhkova and was called something else before that I believe.

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Apparently Querelle's agent was waiting for the right model to use that name and along came "lisette", because querelle is the name of a cartoon character that the agent liked

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Hana S. used to be "Hannah" when she first appeared in NYC Not a major change, though

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Piveta Geovana's real name is Geovana Piveta, but her agency swapped it around.

Nataliya Gotsiy's named got changed to Nataliia Gotsii because someone messed it up while she was renewing her passport.

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Originally Posted by jennakathleen
The name Agyness just sounds really silly, but perhaps that's just me.
i agree! agyness sounds like ugliness

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