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Celebs with animal names

BY EDOARDO MESITI
@EdoardoMesiti

Whether by birth or by choice, these celebs are animals.

1. Jay Z
Sean Carter’s stage name is actually a breed of bird. The “jay” is a medium sized bird part of the crow family.

 

2. Meagan Fox
She’s as foxy as her name and yes, her surname is real.

Megan Fox at the Toronto Fil Festival. Photo: Michael Vlasaty/CC/Wikimedia Commons
Megan Fox at the Toronto Fil Festival. Photo: Michael Vlasaty/CC/Wikimedia Commons

3. Havana Brown
Born as Angelique Meunier, Havana Brown is an Aussie DJ best known for her hit We Run the Night. So where does her name come from? A Havana Brown is actually a cross breed of Siamese and domestic black cats.

 

4. Tiger Woods
Unlike the previously mentioned celebs, Tiger is the actual first name of the golfing legend.

Tiger Woods.  Photo: Keith Allison/licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike 2.0.
Tiger Woods.
Photo: Keith Allison/licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike 2.0.

5. Birdy
This name doesn’t specify what kind of bird British singer Jasmine van den Bogaerde actually is. Just that she is a bird … PS: Her version of Skinny Love is really amazing!

 

6. Bear Grylls
While he is quite bearish in his line of work, his real name is much tamer: Edward Michael Grylls.

Grr! Adventurer and TV tough guy Bear Grylls in croc-infested waters in Arnhem Land. Photo: Luis Ascui/Lwp Kommunikacio/CC/Flickr
Grr! Adventurer and TV tough guy Bear Grylls in croc-infested waters in Arnhem Land. Photo: Luis Ascui/Lwp Kommunikacio/CC/Flickr

7. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg, (or apparently “Snoop Lion” these days) was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

 

8. Owl Eyes
Brooke Addamo (aka Owl Eyes) is an Australian indie-pop singer and former Australian Idol contestant. Her name suggests she is not a complete owl (maybe a half-breed?)… Check out her awesome cover of Pumped Up Kicks here:

 

Who have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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