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

Source: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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 

Source: Getty

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 movies, 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 

Source: Getty

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 , this Spanish … 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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