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Real to reel: These celebrities’ real names will shock you

When it comes to showbiz, we can’t stress enough how building a good image is important for celebrities. Of course, this doesn’t just mean superficial beauty and an aesthetically pleasing physique. They also have to establish a personality — one that’s unique and appealing even if they have to go as far as stripping themselves of their real names.

After all, isn’t their main purpose to make a name for themselves in showbiz?

Behold, these Kapamilya celebrities whose real names are sure to amaze you!

ARCI MUÑOZ

Apparently, her stage name is derived from the first letters of her two first names, R and C.

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BEA ALONZO

This one is the ultimate mind-blower. From Phylbert Angellie Ranollo, the actress has assumed the simpler name, Bea Alonzo.

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DANIEL PADILLA

Daniel was smart to retain his real first name (although how cute is Ford?).

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DIEGO LOYZAGA

Given the number of ‘Carlos‘ in showbiz, the young star opted to use his second name as his stage name.

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ENCHONG DEE

Our guess is that Enchong has been his nickname even before entering showbiz.

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JAKE CUENCA

Does he look more like a Juan Carlos or a Jake to you?

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JODI STA. MARIA

Jodi opted to omit her second name, Chrissie.

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KATHRYN BERNARDO

We can imagine Kathryn having a hard time writing her name on a piece of pad paper as a child!

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LIZA SOBERANO

It would appear that the name Liza was derived from her first name, Elizabeth.

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MAJA SALVADOR

True enough, Ross sounds like a Hollywood name more so than a local celebrity’s.

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MAYMAY ENTRATA

To be fair, Maymay is easier to pronounce than Marydale.

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NASH AGUAS

Tell us, Nash, how exactly do we pronounce Aeign?

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ROBI DOMINGO

From Robert Marion, the TV host went to the much shorter Robi.

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VINA MORALES

Imagine if we had a Shaina AND a Sharon Magdayao, though.

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CHOKOLEIT

We need an explanation!

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KZ TANDINGAN

The now-international singer apparently got her stage name from the first letters of her first names.

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ARJO ATAYDE

Another Juan Carlos, ladies and gentlemen.

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COLEEN GARCIA

Claudine, really?!

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DENISE LAUREL

More like SANS Maria (*wink*).

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DIMPLES ROMANA

Yeah, Dimples Romana is certainly way easier than Dianne Marie Romana Ahmee.

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ERICH GONZALES

Straight up went from Erika Chryselle to Erich.

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JEROME PONCE

“The Good Son” actor used one of his first names.

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JULIA BARRETTO

Like Daniel, Julia also chose to retain her first name.

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KAYE ABAD

We see what you did there, Katherine.

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LOISA ANDALIO

Imagine having to call this “ASAP” BFF5 babe Josefina, though.

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MATTEO GUIDICELLI

What we can only say is that he was smart to use the Guidicelli. Sexy!

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MCCOY DE LEON

Obviously, McCoy was derived from his first names Marc Carlos.

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POKWANG

Marietta Sumbong to Pokwang? But why tho?

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SUE RAMIREZ

Oh, so that explains her Instagram handle (suennadoodles).

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KITKAT

What is it with comedians and their love for chocolate?

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MILES OCAMPO

Does she look more like a Miles or a Camille Tan?

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RAYVER CRUZ

Raymond Cruz? Oliver Cruz? Nope. Rayver Cruz, it is.

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What can you say about this interesting discovery about these Kapamilya celebrities’ real names? Which one of these real names amazed you the most? Don’t forget to submit your thoughts and reactions in the comments section below!

SOURCE: ABS-CBN

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