There have been many music stars over the years, who have created an alter ego to go by, rather than actually using their real name and, when they enjoy a hugely successful career, people completely forget what their real name actually is. So when we hear the name Katheryn Hudson being mentioned, some people instantly assume that it must mean Kate Hudson and that it is the Hollywood actress that is being talked about.
This is not the case though and, for those of you who do not already know who Katheryn Hudson is, she is actually the music superstar Katy Perry, who has become a huge global superstar on the music scene. Katheryn has recently been talking about going back to her real name and she has now opened up about why she decided to create Katy Perry.
Hudson explained, "A lot of people are living in fear from something that happened in their childhood, or some form of PTSD they picked up along the way, and I created this wonderful character called Katy Perry that I very much am, and can step into all the time, but I created that character out of protection. I was scared that if you saw me, Katheryn Hudson, the girl wearing the Bioré strip on my nose, you'd be like, 'that's not glamorous.'"
She added, "It was me going, 'OK, I've been upset my whole childhood so I'm going to show the world I am something, that I am going to do something and that I am enough.' I didn't want to be Katheryn Hudson. I hated that, it was too scary for me, so I decided to be someone else."
We do not think it would really matter what name she uses now, as she has a big enough global fanbase and the music talent to keep releasing successful hits for many more years to come.