Thats the case with Jaymz Tuaileva, the latest dancer to boogie off last Thursdays (July 6) episode of So You Think You Can Dance.
Jaymz, emphasis on the -ymz, wants to be known for his contemporary dancing style on the show, but its the strange spelling of his name that gets as much attention. His given name is James, but Tuaileva has been using the phonetic spelling of his first name since elementary school.
As Tuaileva tells it, When I was little our teacher told us we could learn to spell our names if we just sounded them out, and J-A-Y-M-Z is what I came up with. And its stuck ever since.
Tuaileva admits that folks regularly tease his spelling gaff, but hes considering a legal change to the Jaymz spelling not just out of habit, but also because hes hoping it will help define his burgeoning career in show biz.
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