Guy Fieri is an American restaurant-owner, celebrity chef, television presenter and author. Fieri achieved fame after winning the second season of The Next Food Network Star
in 2006 and has since hosted a number of TV programs on Food Network
. Guy Fieri achieved an enormous amount of visibility and popularity in the United States, to the point where he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him the third celebrity chef to be awarded a star, after Wolfgang Puck
and Bobby Flay
Guy Fieri's last name was originally "Ferry", but he had it changed to Fieri in 1995, when he got married. The reason behind this is that Guy Fieri's paternal grandfather had had his surname Anglicized from Fieri to Ferry when he came from Italy to the United States. In honor of his grandfather, Guy, changed his last name back to Fieri.
While Fieri is an Italian last name, the pronunciation and especially the accent with which you pronounce Fieri has become American.
It follows that the correct pronunciation of Guy Fieri's last name is Fyeh-ree
Fieri is pronounced with two syllables, where in the first syllable, the "Fie" is pronounced as -Fyeh
. The second syllable is then pronounced as -ree
, where the "i" is pronounced with an "ee" sound.