Chrissy Teigen Reveals That Everyone Has Been Pronouncing Her Name Wrong

Ruben Ruiz
September 18, 2018

The 32-year-old star shocked many of her 10.7 million Twitter followers this week when she tweeted that almost everyone mispronounces her name. "Last name is tie-gen not tee gen" she wrote.

The 32-year-old star shared a video of the correct pronunciation for those who need additional help and even confirmed it with her mother, who was seen in the background. They can call me Janet and I won't.

"I know. I even correct people when they say it's all v effed up", she added. This seems like an obvious point, but it turns out we've been mispronouncing the author and singer's last names for years.

Chrissy revealed the news after one fan praised her for never calling anyone on their mispronunciation. "It's Tie-gen", she said in a video posted on Twitter. She tweeted that people are saying her name wrong.

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'I don't correct people, ever.

"I have to keep Grande because my grandpa - I think of him with everything I do and he was so proud of my name. My brother [Frankie Grande] kind of change it to [Granday] because [Grandee] was kind of like the Americanized version of it", she explained.

I say "you", but it's truly just a deflection of blame.

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