Christina Aguilera Reveals She Was Advised To Drop Her “Ethnic” Surname

Published: Tuesday 30th Jun 2020 by Sam

Christina Aguilera is a name that became iconic in the Pop sphere. And still is today.

But the singer has revealed that, at one time, industry figures wanted her to use a stage alias instead.

Full story below…

In an interview with Billboard to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ‘Mi Reflejo’ (her first and only Spanish album), Xtina unpacked how concerns over her surname being “too ethnic” almost saw her presented to the world sans her heritage:

“I remember when I was first coming up, there was a big debate around me on changing my last name because all the businessmen around me thought it was too long, too complicated, and too ethnic.”

She went on to add:

“‘Christina Agee’ was an option, but that clearly wasn’t going to fly. I was dead set against the idea and I wanted to represent who I really was. Being Latina, it is a part of my heritage and who I am.

There was another time in my childhood when I was being asked to legally change my name to my stepfather’s to be legally adopted and I was again dead set against it. I’ve been fighting for my last name my whole life.”

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Kudos to her for fighting for hers.

Difference is what makes us dynamic and that should always be celebrated not diluted.

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  1. Clarkson June 30, 2020

    No one cares white girl

    • Only Farts June 30, 2020

      onlyfacts the loser spotted 😂

  2. J June 30, 2020

    That’s interesting. I still remember the first time I saw her video on MTV and wondering how to pronounce her last name lol

    • Teresa Sanchez June 30, 2020

      Shes very Beautifully and makes a great example to be proud, to stand up for you are. The more people hate the more they need The Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Teresa Sanchez June 30, 2020

    Be True Be U, God dont make No mistakes. God her that name n its a precious jem just as shes beautiful as is.

  4. Avril Lavigne June 30, 2020

    I’m glad for her standing up for her right. Christina Aguilera is an icon and a legend. She is here to stay. And her voice is terrific. And her catalog is great and huge. More power Xtina!

  5. TtTt June 30, 2020

    She is the first person I knew this a Latin last name…

  6. PinotNoir June 30, 2020

    I always cringe when it’s pronounced aGWEElera.

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