7 Celebs That Underwent Surgeries or Changed Their Ethnicity For Fame

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A lot of the celebrities can do a lot to become famous and some of them go too far. Meet celebs that decided to change their ethnicity for fame and career.

Martin and Charlie Sheen

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Martin Sheen’s real name is Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez as his father was a Spanish immigrant. To sound less Hispanic, he changed the name and his son, Charlie Sheen, did the same.

Jackie Chan 

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Jackie Chan underwent plastic surgery in 1976 to re-shape his eyelids, giving him a more “Western” appearance. His real name is Chan Kong-sang as he is Chinese.

Rita Hayworth

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Her real name is Margarita Carmen Cansino as she was raised in a Spanish family. To be accepted for the roles in Hollywood , Rita Hayworth changed her name and agreed to plastic surgeries like painful hairline electrolysis and skin lightening.

Oscar Isaac

Source: filminquiry.com

 Oscar Isaac, who was born Oscar Hernandez, changed his name in order to avoid being “typecast” as Hispanic.

Lindsay Price 

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Korean actress Lindsay Price attempted to look more Caucasian and underwent several surgeries for fame and career.

Bruno Mars

Source: grammy.com

Bruno Mars (born Peter Gene Hernandez) explained why he changed his name. “[Their response would be:] Your last name’s Hernandez, maybe you should do the Latin music, this Spanish music… Enrique [Iglesias] is so hot right now,” said Mars.

Mindy Kaling’s brother pretended to be black

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Source: New York Post

Mindy Kaling’s (an actress) brother, Vijay Chokalingam, posed as a black man to have better chances to be accepted to the university in US. He decided to change his name to JoJo Chokal-Ingam, ChokaIingam and applied to 22 different colleges.

Eventually, he accepted by St. Louis University Medical School.


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