The Chinese are very poetic. Not to mention inventive and extremely observant. Behold just some of the nicknames they have blessed certain celebrities with. And, just in case you're eating lunch at your desk, you could very well guffaw half your burrito on top of your monitor (especially when reading the logic behind Maria's moniker), so be prepared.
We'll kick off proceedings with women of the moment Katy Perry. Apparently during her halftime Super Bowl performance, Chinese social media (they have their own) was alight with the term 'Fruit Sister.' That's pretty self-explanatory given Perry's predilection with performing with fruit and generally embodying a packet of Starbursts.
Next on the list is another obvious (if a little crude) choice. They have co-named Jennifer Lopez 'Luo Ba' The Chinese translation for 'Lord Of Butt'. "It's actually a bit of a pun. 'Luo ba' sounds similar to how Chinese people transliterate J-Lo's last name, "Luo pei zi."
Keeping with obvious; the luscious locked Benedict Cumberbatch is 'Juan Fu', or 'Curly Blessing'. Naaaaaw.
Now, here's where things get a bit weird. They call Mariah Carey 'Niu Jie', or 'Cow Sister'. Why 'cow sister'? Well, seemingly there's a phrase which translates to 'f*cking awsome' and that phrase is 'cow's vagina'. To put it another way, Mariah Carey is the Dog's Bollocks.
As for Ariana Grande, of course her nickname is 'Xiao Niu' or 'Little Cow' - "because her voice reminds them of Mariah Carey's (Cow Sister)" of course...
They also have pet names for Jennifer Lawrence, which is just as confusing, Justin Timberlake, and it'll come as no surprise that they refer to Leonardo DiCaprio as Pikachu.