Why the Name Change.
To be honest, which I always try to be, I've gone back & forth too many times about what I wanted my "Brand Name" to be. Initially, I wanted to use my full first & middle name--Cheyenne Ridgely. I hold my middle name near and dear to me because it's a family name that dates back to slavery. Ridgely is symbolic of strength and an unyielding sense of
When I moved to Los Angeles, I really wanted to act. Like really, really, REALLY badly. One of my acting advisors suggested that I shorten my name & use Chey Ridgely--it's unique & catchy. I got my first audition not too long after moving here, & to my surprise, I didn't love it. I thought I would since that I've taken theater before, but, it didn't set my soul on fire the way dance & writing did. I truly believe that if I do something, I have to fully commit & put all my love & energy into it. I wasn't doing that with acting. So, Chey Ridgely ultimately died with my extremely short LA acting career.
In the wake of that death, I discovered that my name I wanted to be remembered for is my legal name.
My last name is already known in various parts of the world because of relatives & their legacies. But my name, my name will build its own legacy & stand on its own two feet because God & I have already spoken & agreed that it be so.
Allow me to reintroduce myself.
Hi, my name is Cheyenne Pajardo. How do you do?
May your day be ever filled with love, light, and of course, an abundance of chicken tenders💜🌻✨