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Mar 18, 2015
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The world is full of beautiful women, and beautiful women whose names are a mouthful to pronounce. What if, by the wish of the gods, you meet one of them in a strange bar during your (imaginary and completely fictitious) vacation to Maldives, and all that's stopping you from approaching is the fear that you might mangle her name and ruin this chance-of-a-lifetime mingling?

We are here to help, tongue-tied traveler. Here's a pronunciation guide to some of the most beautiful women in the world—from Victoria's Secret supermodels to Hollywood bombshells—with such weird names.


1)   CANDICE SWANEPOEL

You might know her as: South Africa's top contribution to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Don't say: Can-diss Swayne-pole / Swan-e-pole

Instead, say:

Image via Candice's Instagram account


2)   MILLA JOVOVICH

You might know her as: Public enemy no. 1 for Resident Evil's zombies

Don't say: Mee-la Jo-vo-vich

Instead, say:



3)   IRINA SHAYK

You might know as: Football star Cristiano Ronaldo's ex-girlfriend (Dumb-ass!)

Don't say: Ee-REE-na Shike

Instead, say:

Image via Irina's Instagram account


4)   HOPE DWORACZYK

You might know her as: A former Playmate of the Year  

Don't say: Hope Du-wo-ra-zhik

Instead, say:  

Image via Hope's Instagram account


5)   ALODIA GOSIENGFIAO

You might know her as: Some cosplayer you saw on the Internet. (Just kidding. She's the Cosplay Goddess!)  

Don't say: Alodia Go-si-yeng-fiyow

Instead, say:



6)   EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

You might know her as: The only thing we'll remember about "Blurred Lines" in a few years.

Don't say: E-mi-LEE Ra-ta-JOWS-key

Instead, say:

Image via Emily's Instagram account


7)   CARA DELEVNGNE

You might know her as: The fashion world's favorite alt-girl

Don't say: Car-a De-le-VING

Instead, say:

Image via Cara's Instagram account

*There's a slight "g" sound as in "vignette" in the last syllable right after the "n," if you're some sort of weird perfectionist.


8)   AMANDA SEYFRIED

You might know her as: That mean girl who could predict the weather with her bewbs

Don't say: A-man-da Say-FREED

Instead, say:


9)   CHARLIZE THERON

You might know her as: Aeon Flux

Don't say: Char-leez Te-RON

Instead, say:



10)   DOUTZEN KROES

You might know her as: A long-time Victoria's Secret Angel, whom Forbes listed as the second-highest earning supermodel in 2014, next to Jee-sel Bund-chen.

Don't say: Doot-ZEN Crows

Instead, say:

Image via Doutzen's Instagram account


11)   NICOLE SCHERZINGER

You might know her as: The Pussycat Dolls' alpha-dog

Don't say: Nee-COLE Sher-zeeng-GER

Instead, say:


12)   SUI HE

You might know her as: That hot chinita at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She's the second Chinese model to do the show after Liu Wen did it in 2009.

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Don't say: Su-wee Heh!

Instead, say:

Image via Sui's Instagram account

Layout and Design Faye Lacsamana

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