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Chrissy Teigen says we’ve been mispronouncing her last name this whole time

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September 17, 2018
Chrissy Teigen says we’ve been mispronouncing her last name this whole time CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images

Late on Sunday night, Chrissy Teigen candidly revealed to fans that we've all been mispronouncing her last name. In reply to a user who somehow knew that we've been saying her name wrong, Teigen wrote "Word! gave up a long time ago. Last name is tie-gen not tee-gen."

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The apparently earth-shaking news proceeded to drive fans into a full-fledged debate over Teigen's last name, which then caused the model to upload a video calling upon her mother to cosign the information. "I'm tired of living this lie," she said. "It's Tie-gen. Isn't it, mom?" To which Teigen's mother, — from somewhere in the background — loudly replied, "Yep!"

When asked why she didn't reveal this sooner, Teigen said that she doesn't really correct people. "I don't correct people, ever. They can call me Janet and I won't," she wrote.

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Chrissy Teigen says we’ve been mispronouncing her last name this whole time