Chrissy Teigen just revealed the real pronunciation of her name, shocking the world

Teigen says she has given up trying to correct people

by Asfa Shakeel

Chrissy Teigen has a history of dropping truth bombs on her Twitter followers, and her latest one relates to the pronunciation of her name.

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Chrissy Teigen attends the 2017 Baby2Baby Gala on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)

Teigen replied to a tweet from a fan who referenced the fact that the world pronounces Teigen’s wrong. The fan replied to a tweet that said, “You know how innocent you have to be to allow a world to pronounce yo last name wrong your whole life and just go along with it?” by saying, “Well we pronounce @chrissyteigen’s name wrong all the time.”

Teigen replied saying, “word! gave up a long time ago. last name is tie-gen not tee-gen.

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Image source: Twitter/Chrissy Teigen

Fans replied in a variety of ways to this shocking news.

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Chrissy Teigen attends the Annual Evening Of Practical Magic on April 25, 2017 in NYC. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

One fan replied, “But wait… when you say it YOU say tee-gen!” Teigen replied, “I know. I even correct people when they say it correctly. It’s all v effed up.

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Image source: Twitter/Chrissy Teigen

Another fan wrote, “As someone who also gets his name mispronounced all the time, this is beyond me.” Teigen answered that by saying, “I don’t correct people, ever. 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.” She added, “I don’t correct people but I do I don’t know I’m so tired please let me go.

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Image source: Twitter/Chrissy Teigen

Teigen also uploaded a video guiding fans as to how to properly pronounce her last name.


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