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!
Apparently, her stage name is derived from the first letters of her two first names, R and C.
This one is the ultimate mind-blower. From Phylbert Angellie Ranollo, the actress has assumed the simpler name, Bea Alonzo.
Daniel was smart to retain his real first name (although how cute is Ford?).
Given the number of ‘Carlos‘ in showbiz, the young star opted to use his second name as his stage name.
Our guess is that Enchong has been his nickname even before entering showbiz.
Does he look more like a Juan Carlos or a Jake to you?
JODI STA. MARIA
Jodi opted to omit her second name, Chrissie.
We can imagine Kathryn having a hard time writing her name on a piece of pad paper as a child!
It would appear that the name Liza was derived from her first name, Elizabeth.
True enough, Ross sounds like a Hollywood name more so than a local celebrity’s.
To be fair, Maymay is easier to pronounce than Marydale.
Tell us, Nash, how exactly do we pronounce Aeign?
From Robert Marion, the TV host went to the much shorter Robi.
Imagine if we had a Shaina AND a Sharon Magdayao, though.
We need an explanation!
The now-international singer apparently got her stage name from the first letters of her first names.
Another Juan Carlos, ladies and gentlemen.
More like SANS Maria (*wink*).
Yeah, Dimples Romana is certainly way easier than Dianne Marie Romana Ahmee.
Straight up went from Erika Chryselle to Erich.
“The Good Son” actor used one of his first names.
Like Daniel, Julia also chose to retain her first name.
We see what you did there, Katherine.
Imagine having to call this “ASAP” BFF5 babe Josefina, though.
What we can only say is that he was smart to use the Guidicelli. Sexy!
MCCOY DE LEON
Obviously, McCoy was derived from his first names Marc Carlos.
Marietta Sumbong to Pokwang? But why tho?
Oh, so that explains her Instagram handle (suennadoodles).
What is it with comedians and their love for chocolate?
Does she look more like a Miles or a Camille Tan?
Raymond Cruz? Oliver Cruz? Nope. Rayver Cruz, it is.
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!