8 celebrity nicknames that even die-hard fans may not knowVika
Some nicknames are not just known - they are the main names by which we recognize people. Take Sting, for example. Very few people know his real name, other than the nickname, which later became his stage name. Likewise, most people will refer to Jennifer Lopez using her pseudonym J. Lo, which is undoubtedly famous.
Pictolic has dug up 8 celebrity nicknames that will really take you by surprise.
1. Keanu Reeves, aka "The Wall".
The celebrated actor was so good as a hockey goalkeeper that it earned him the nickname. Luckily for all of us, he later decided to pursue his second passion - acting.
2. Mila Kunis, she is "Goldfish".
Goldfish are believed to have a very short memory. And according to Mila's best friends, she also tends to forget about the things that got her this funny nickname.
3. Queen Elizabeth, also known as "Gary".
The story goes that one day the young Prince William walked into Kensington Palace and shouted, "Gary!" The employee approached him and asked who Gary was. Just then, Queen Elizabeth arrived and answered that she was "Gary." It is likely that William's difficulty with pronouncing "granny" led to a funny nickname.
4. Jennifer Lawrence, also known as "Nitro".
As a child, the actress was so hyperactive that the brothers gave her a suitable nickname. They still use it to anger her.
5. Hugh Jackman, aka "Stick".
We might have known Hugh Jackman as a muscular guy, but he wasn't always that way. As a child, he had very skinny legs, which rightfully earned him the nickname.
6. Lewis Hamilton, a.k.a. “Hawkeye”
According to friends of the F1 pilot, he is a perfectionist who sees small details that others do not see. He will notice a small gap that allows him to get ahead of his opponents or even a thread that is inappropriate during a photoshoot.
7. Priyanka Chopra, aka "Mimi".
"Mithu" was the first nickname of the actress, because as a child she was very talkative, repeating everything and everyone. However, her mom called her "Mimi" because of her resemblance to French actress Mimi Rogers. And Priyanka preferred Mimi simply because she was more positive than Mithu.
8. Cameron Diaz, also known as Skeleton.
The actress's upbringing was quite difficult, mainly because she was a fair-skinned girl with a Spanish name, who lived in a predominantly Hispanic area. This is one of the reasons other kids will laugh at her. Another reason was her slim figure, which earned her the nickname.