Angelababy’s Name Has Undesirable Hidden Meaning?
Since marrying Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明), Angelababy’s (杨颖) career has been on a steady rise, with her name becoming known across much of Asia.
When Angelababy’s Chinese reality program Running Man <奔跑吧兄弟> achieved peak ratings, it invited acclaimed Hollywood stars Avengers: Infinity War actor Tom Hiddleston, Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo, and Spider-Man actor Tom Holland onto the show as guest stars. On hearing the host introduce Angelababy, the three actors reacted with embarrassed smiles and shocked expressions, which viewers could not fathom.
The reason for their abashed reaction was later discovered – “Angelababy” is actually a moniker for nightclub performers and exotic dancers in their countries, so few would choose to use that English name.
Thereafter, Angelababy entered Hollywood and acted in Hitman: Agent 47 as well as Independence Day, which made netizens wonder what audiences at the film premieres and interviews had thought when she was introduced, with some commenting that she had “brought the shame overseas.”
Angelababy Explains Her Stage Name
The Shanghai native had arrived in Hong Kong at a young age, and managed to snag a hosting job for a local children’s program through some connections. When she realized that everyone at work were known by their English names, she decided to follow suit and gave herself the name “Baby.” Coincidentally, a new employee with the same name came in a few months later, prompting the actress to add “Angel” in front of the word to make it “Angelababy” so as to differentiate herself. According to her, this stage name meant “Angel Baby.”
Source: China Press
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.