Think of a celebrity. Any celebrity. Odds are they're called something entirely different in China, thanks to translations and a love of wordplay. And some of the nicknames the Chinese media and internet gives them are ~amazing~.
For example, Nicki Minaj is known as 麻辣鸡 / Ma La Ji — which literally translates to "Numbing Spicy Chicken." A flubbed interview with a Taiwanese newsperson led to Leonardo DiCaprio being called "Pikachu." And James Franco has the less than appealing nickname of 腐兰兰 / Fu Lan Lan — or "Rotten Orchard."
Here's some of our favorite of those nicknames. Scroll all the way down to figure out what your Chinese celebrity nickname would be!
Fruit Sister (水果姐 / Shui Guo Jie)
Curly Blessing (卷福 / Juan Fu)
Mold Mold (霉霉/ Mei Mei)
Boss Jia (贾老板/ Jia Lao Ban)
Dick (丁日/ Ding Ri)
So what's yours? Find out here!
Beimeng Fu is a BuzzFeed News World Reporter covering China and is based in New York.
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