Angel Reese Needs a New Name After Joining Chicago Sky in 2024 WNBA Draft

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Angel Reese Wants New Nickname After Being Picked by Chicago Sky in 2024 WNBA Draft

Angel Reese, the former LSU basketball star, is bidding farewell to her “Bayou Barbie” persona as she transitions from Baton Rouge to Chicago after being drafted by the Chicago Sky in the 2024 WNBA draft. Reese took to social media to express her need for a new nickname now that she’s in Chicago, seeking suggestions for something catchy akin to “Bayou Barbie.”

The origin of Reese’s previous moniker, “Bayou Barbie,” stemmed from a fan in Baton Rouge, which Reese embraced and incorporated into her personal brand. She explained that the nickname resonated with her, symbolizing the blend of her Baton Rouge roots with her glamorous on-court presence, characterized by impeccably done nails, lashes, and hair.

Angel Reese
Angel Reese (Credits: On3)

However, the geographical specificity of “Bayou Barbie” limited its relevance to Reese’s time at LSU. With her move to Chicago, where the bayou ambiance is absent, the nickname loses its resonance and effectiveness. Reese acknowledges this transition and is open to adopting a new persona that reflects her new surroundings and identity as a member of the Chicago Sky.

Despite leaving behind her familiar nickname, Reese’s popularity and social media presence suggest that she will have no trouble reinventing herself and finding a new moniker that is equally distinctive and appealing to her fans. As she embarks on this new chapter of her career in Chicago, Reese’s journey promises to be accompanied by a fresh identity that captures her essence in the Windy City.


By Michael Smith

Hi. Hailing from Manila, I am an avid consumer of anime, gaming, football and professional wrestling. You can mostly find me either writing articles, binging shows or engaged in an engrossing discussion about the said interests.

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