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'Shahs Of Sunset'

Slammed by Hot Model ...

I'm the Real 'Persian Barbie'

12/2/2012 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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There can only be one "PERSIAN BARBIE" ... so says a smokin' hot model who claims Bravo's show "Shahs of Sunset" is illegally using HER moniker for one of their cast members.

Niki Ghazian (left) -- FHM model and self-proclaimed "Persian Barbie" -- fired off a cease and desist letter last week to Bravo honchos ... claiming the network has no right to use the term for its newest star Lilly Ghalichi (right).

FYI -- Lilly's co-stars refer to her as the "Persian Barbie" on the show ... which Bravo has utilized in promos and on Lilly's official bio.

Niki says that's not okay -- and while she never applied for a trademark, she says she's the "common law owner" ... claiming ever since 2005, publications like FHM, Kandy Mag, NYLA Mag and more have used it to describe her.

Niki is demanding Bravo stop using the term ASAP -- and remove it from their ads, website and any other press releases ... or else.

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stfnymndz     

She's just a hater!

691 days ago
17.

Gretel    

Impressive. That's akin to a "who is hairier?" contest. Way to go ladies!

691 days ago
18.

KicksandGiggles    

If they want to lose a quick 5 pounds, tell them return the cheap looking weave back to Brittany and KK and chisel the make up off!!

691 days ago
19.

fifi    

They are both butt ugly so who cares?

691 days ago
20.

Majestik    

Good marketing Pr ploy by broad on the left. No one knew who she was till this came out. Now she'll get even more mag covers. She doesn't need to sue, she just hit the jackpot.

691 days ago
21.

DAWN    

Who cares about 'Persian Barbie'!? Call yourself...'Perdashian' or 'Karpersian'...same dif...

691 days ago
22.

Michelle     

The blonde is just plain old ugly! Barbie of what, boo boo? Yuck! She looks old and tired. She needs a nose job stat!

691 days ago
23.

marti    

the blond looks more Cuban than middle eastern
neither look like barbie or princess jasmin for that matter

691 days ago
24.

marti    

I only watch that show for the men and the cute girl with anger issues who loves knives

691 days ago
25.

KnuckleDragger    

...or else what? They'll send another letter?

691 days ago
26.

valentina    

Niki Ghazian is an Armenian that was born in Iran. She is Armenian and has no right claiming she's the real Persian Barbie when she's not even Persian. If my parents are Italian and I am born in Greece, that doesn't make Greek. I am still an Italian that was born in Greece. Niki needs to stop cuz she just looks plain stupid.

691 days ago
27.

Parker    

You both need to get a Brain.......What idiot!

691 days ago
28.

cari    

YOU DUMB WHORES, YOU CANT TRADMARK BARBIE, SHE IS ALREADY! SEND THESE SAND WHORES BACK!

691 days ago
29.

KAY    

Lily is prettier than Niki! Lily needs to eat a few sandwiches asap...she looks like the letter P.

691 days ago
30.

StevenB    

Do they not realize that being called any kind of "Barbie (tm)" is NOT a compliment?

691 days ago
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