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fake names that skaters have used to check into hotels:

Yuuri: has never used a fake name.  He doesn’t believe anyone is interested enough in him to use one.  

Victor: while skating, always checked in as “Makkachin Nikiforov”, with a big wink to the front desk employee.  As a coach, his current fake check-in name is “Makkachin Katsuki-Nikiforov”, with a big wink to the front desk employee.    

Otabek: he doesn’t typically use one, but when he was training in Canada JJ once checked him into a hotel as “Borat” and Otabek was FURIOUS.

JJ: he used to check in as other famous Canadians but once he checked in as “Justin Bieber” and caused an international incident in South Korea.  So now he just uses “JJ Logan” as a nod to the greatest Canadian superhero of all time (besides JJ himself, of course).

Chris: checks into hotels as “Victor Nikiforov”.  Or “Surya Bonaly”.  Depends on how he feels that day. NEVER Stéphane Lambiel, though.  (Lambiel knows what he did.)

Phichit: he rotates through a series of obscure characters in “The King and the Skater” series, with the occasional famous instagrammer thrown in.  (But never anyone who endorses fitness tea.  Phichit knows it’s a scam.)

Yuri: not old enough to have a hotel room in his name just yet, but he’s already thought about it and likes the sound of “Liger Von Darkness”.  Maybe “Tiger Ovechkin” to mix things up occasionally.

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