Anna Nicole Smith’s given identify was Vickie Lynn Hogan. As said by Reuters, Smith later glided by the title Nikki Hart for a time when she was a pupil at Mexia Excessive Faculty. As well as, Texas Month-to-month wrote in 1993 that Smith used the identify Vickie Smith early in her profession previous to adopting the moniker Anna Nicole Smith.
Again in 2021, Frankie Rodriguez, who was an in depth good friend of Smith’s, advised ABC Information concerning the mannequin and actor’s two sides — Vickie Lynn and Anna Nicole. “The minute that digicam left, it was a complete different particular person. She was again to Vickie Lynn,” Rodriguez stated. “I [am] very lucky to have met and gotten to know Vickie Lynn … How she did it, I do not know. However no matter she was doing, it was making all people watch.” The co-founder of Guess, Paul Marciano, beforehand opened as much as Paper Journal in 2017 about Smith’s identify change, which occurred after Marciano found her. “[Smith] had by no means accomplished footage earlier than. I had the children’ photographer shoot her on the spot,” Marciano stated. “I took her to New York and obtained her an agent and adjusted her identify. To me, she was Anna, however Anna Smith didn’t sound correct, so we did Anna Nicole Smith.” Following this alteration, Smith was met with stardom earlier than her tragic loss of life.