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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
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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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luledz    

anyone can call themselves anything, the blond needs to calm down cus alot of skinny girls/women call themselves Barbie...we all know who the real Barbie is...wow I call my daughter the Italian Barbie who really cares? As for the show its O.K I have seen better looking Persians in L.A and I think the show is kind of boring!

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32.

kells    

She looks the result of a khloe kardashian

604 days ago
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VNVgirl    

IRAN= Persia. Weird how no one mentions Iran anymore. I prefer it being called Persia as well as the people in and from Iran called Persians. Crazy how people don't see this when they see IRAN. Persian people are lovely - I mean Iranians . :) Wow if Romney made it, we'd be bombing Iran soon. Sad. Love ya Obama! :) Iranians rock - super nice peeps - well..all except for these people on these jerky shows. ;)

604 days ago
34.

kitnplayn    

The real joke is that they are both committing copyright violations by marketing themselves with an association to the patented "Mattel Barbie Doll" brand name.

604 days ago
35.

Dthomas7378    

The one the left DOESN'T EVEN resemble "BARBIE" yet alone a " PERSIAN BARBIE"!!! More like a porn star!!

604 days ago
36.

KnuckleDragger    

The name Barbie cannot be copy written. However, if you make a product that has the name Barbie on it that has the same font/style as Mattel has on their packaging...you're in deep shìt.

604 days ago
37.

ReaderInMI    

If you been using the term since 2005... 7 years later you decide to scream "mines ". Common law usage, get out of here! No lawsuit

604 days ago
38.

Mitzymitzy    

Theyre both disgusting looking and I'm sure they'll understand - dotahshoon jendan.

604 days ago
39.

Duke Steele    

She looks like Persian Beastie.

604 days ago
40.

HAHAHA    

This is a official warning to this site to and remove the phrase "TMZ" from your website ,ads and any other press release as I have ben using the phrase as a refrence to the sound my "actors" make when they choke on my man juice. I must also ask you to take these nasty dark nipple whores off this site because they are forcing me to use Viagra in order to prepare for my scenes.

604 days ago
41.

Alsi    

Is just me, or does the blonde one have a resemblance to Holgan's daughter....... :/

604 days ago
42.

TEAM LAMMY    

I think reza is is the Persian barbie

604 days ago
43.

jimmy d    

the one on the right looks like she needs to cut her arse crack hair with a flow bee

604 days ago
44.

Shaunie    

These men aren't very sexy

604 days ago
45.

Sugar Kitty    

They are Persian Barbies which means they include a Kenhammad doll in the package who will treat them like second class citizens and will come with his very own set of throwing stones should Barbie decide to ever look GI Joe doll in the eye.

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