Alessia Cara

by abbracci on December 20, 2015

Q102's Jingle Ball 2015 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia - December 09, 2015

Birth Name: Alessia Caracciolo

Place of Birth: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: July 11, 1996

Ethnicity: Italian

Alessia Cara is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Her parents, Enza (Ciccione) and Vincenzo Caracciolo, are both of Italian origin. She has three siblings, Dario, Danica, and Dante.

Alessia has said:

Both my parents are Italian. My mom was born and raised in Italy. My dad was born in Canada, but then they moved to Italy. He moved back and forth, but he’s first generation Canadian because both of his parents were born and raised in Italy. My mom moved to Canada with my dad after they got married. I’m really in touch with my Italian roots. My mom’s whole side of the family is there…. [I spoke Italian] when I was younger, my mom didn’t speak English, so she always spoke to us in Italian. I had a weird accent when I was kid. I didn’t really know how to speak English because they’d always speak to me in Italian. I didn’t learn how to speak English without an Italian accent until kindergarten.

A picture of Alessia’s father can be seen here. A picture of Alessia and her mother can be seen here.

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neiltennant August 9, 2017 at 6:57 am

if i read here ITALIANS do have distant african roots

i will be get mad

because it is true but on the other hand you will never find one native italian with distant african looks

thats bullshit

Italians look european although most of them have black hair and brown eyes

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 11:06 pm

She looks like a typical northern African (Algerian, Tunisian, Moroccan).

Pure Italians don’t look like that.

neiltennant August 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

yes but i would go further

she looks like 1/2 african and half white

she does look black

alexgxo February 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

By that I guess Alessia’s just really exotic looking. Or she could have distant african ancestors. Anyone’s guess.

alexgxo February 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm

She looks just like this HALF Jewish/half Western European descent girl, Jade Ramey. Everyone thought she was mixed but her 23andme DNA test revealed that she was 97 percent European/european Jewish, 1 percent middle eastern and 2 percent black/Africa which is pretty normal results (minus the half euro Jewish) for “white people”. I guess Alesia’s cara may Be one of those people.

phaedra February 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm

She looks part black. One side of her family must have black ancestry. Italians rarely look like this.

She can easily pass as Iraqi or a Gulf Arab though. She’s even dark for a Levantine.

stlucas February 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Her father is pictured here:

She actually looks much darker than her parents… throwback maybe?

stlucas February 8, 2017 at 6:23 pm

BTW, her parents are Enza (Ciccione) and Vincenzo (Caracciolo). Her siblings are Dario, Danica, and Dante.

alexgxo February 24, 2017 at 11:56 pm

I think she has a lot more MENA DNA than the average European. She looks kind of like Jade Ramey, whose been mistaken for biracial but according to DNA results, is about half Euro jewish and half Western euro.

Her being a quadroon is possible though.

xteena January 28, 2017 at 2:01 pm

She is obviously part black

neiltennant August 9, 2017 at 6:55 am
alexgxo January 28, 2017 at 12:22 am

My brother told me at one point a site use to say her bio mother was Afro-Canadian descent. Then it now changed to full European descent. I think someone is in her families line. They have a lot of pseudo mulatto features.

lelo4 November 1, 2016 at 11:24 pm

She’s got an old world look to her, like Egyptian or Gazan Palestine.

Adamina September 9, 2016 at 10:26 pm

She is very underrated. Her voice is amazing

Gurrl September 3, 2016 at 12:19 am

looks like an afro influenced Peurto Rican or Moroccan.

andrew June 5, 2016 at 1:13 pm
follers June 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm

What is the proof?

andrew June 6, 2016 at 3:15 am

not a definitive proof. But a clue.

fuzzybear44 June 7, 2016 at 1:47 am

The only clue I saw, was that they had nothing else better to do

ashash November 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm


midori29 August 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

She needs a DNA west I bet 100% percent there is West African in her dna her brother looks biracial black/white and her features are heavy nose and mouth, rounded face, etc. I can say up to 20 percent West African.

midori29 August 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm

He mother lied to her thats not her real daddy she is trying to pass lol

alexgxo December 14, 2016 at 7:11 pm

Midori i actually agree. She looks a quarter west african. Like she has very recent West african ancestry. She doesnt have to say shes black she’s not, but at least own up to it!

Same with Melissa Gorga and Mike Tricio (this guy could actually pass off as african american or looks at least 60% black). Melissa Gorga looks like an east african!

Why is it sometimes the italian immigrants tend to be some of the most exotic looking people? Those 3 i have mentioned scream to the heavens their italian descent but look like they have signifcant ssa.

fuzzybear44 December 15, 2016 at 1:19 am

Wait a minute, Mike Tricio says he’s not even part black?

This guy:

If he’s not recently part black, then he has some serious throwback

alexgxo December 15, 2016 at 4:02 pm

It won’t let me press reply to your comment Fizzybear, but yes Mike Tricio has never claimed to be part black or the dude can even pass off as the child of two African Americans!

He once said his skin comes from his Italian ancestry but he says his father left him when he was young. So his mother either cheated, is lying about his parentage, or adopted him.

Either that or a throwback gene happened.

Hill July 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Lol actually suggesting her mom cheated just because you want her to be black. Your insecurities are showing. She’s Italian, get over it.

ashash August 5, 2017 at 12:24 am

Her mother is prettier than she is.

Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:51 pm

ha okay!

Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm

no do you?

Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:49 pm

i did think this girl was trans at first, her features look masculine to me

Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm
Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm
Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm

pirate life!!

Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:46 pm

arrgh matey!

Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:46 pm

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