Hello Kitty, the beloved cat who's captured the hearts of millions around the world, is not actually a cat! This information was uncovered quite accidentally when Christine R. Yano, an "anthropologist and Hello Kitty scholar," had finished gathering various Hello Kitty pieces for a special upcoming exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. After contacting Sanrio, the company behind the non-kitty for approval, she was informed that Hello Kitty is not a cat...Hello Kitty is a LITTLE GIRL!

Mental collapse yet? It get's better! So according to Sanrio, Hello Kitty is actually a little British girl named Kitty White who lives "outside of London," has a pet cat named Charmmy Kitty, absolutely "adores apple pie," and is a Scorpio. She also has a twin sister! Sanrio went on to point out that "...she's never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature, and she is a friend."

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Heart of a ninja, she hid her true self for years:

Sooo, basically for the past 40 years we've all been naive in thinking Hello Kitty was a cat! But the truth is, Hello Kitty is just some creepy little third grader who's become THE BEST COSPLAYER IN THE WORLD!

Now that Hello Kitty's true identity has been revealed, do you still find her cute as a kitten, or is she now just a major creepster?

KrisE! @K_Kisses_KrisE