Amber Rose

by ethnic on October 17, 2009

Amber Rose

Birth Name: Amber Levonchuck

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 21, 1982

Ethnicity: Cape Verdean [African, Portuguese], Irish, Italian, Scottish

Amber Rose is an American hip hop model, hip hop artist, fashion designer, and actress. She was previously married to hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa, with whom she has a son.

Amber has said:

I’m Black/ Portuguese/ Irish and Italian.

Her father is said to have Italian and Irish ancestry. Given the surname “Levonchuck”, he also may have Eastern European ancestry. Her mother, whose name is either Shauna Soares or Dorothy, has Afro-Cape Verdean, Portuguese-Cape Verdean, and Scottish ancestry.

Amber has also said

Wow!!! I used that DNA kit on and my results just came in!…. my family is from…. Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Italy, Ireland, England, Part European Jewish, Scandinavia, Polynesia, Iraq, Iran and Kuwait. Damn I knew I was mixed but this is Awesome!

Cape Verde is a group of islands located off the coast of West Africa. It’s interesting to note that most of the population (about 71%) of Cape Verde is a mix of Sub-Saharan Africans and Europeans usually from Portugal and Spain. Another celebrity of Cape Verdean descent was the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes.

Amber’s paternal grandparents were Francis/Frank J. Levonchuck (the son of Philip Levonchuck and Eva Tarnaske) and Rose.

Amber’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Rose.

A picture of Amber’s maternal grandfather can be seen here. A picture of Amber’s grandfather, and her son, can be seen here.


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madman February 24, 2017 at 9:59 am

I think it should still say “likely Eastern European”. Both “Levonchuck” and “Tarnaske” sounds like versions of Slavic surnames.

bablah February 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

She claims to have done that ancestry DNA test and that it came back as part Jewish. She didn’t post the exact results though.

andrew February 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm
madman February 26, 2017 at 2:14 am

If she has Eastern European ancestry it would’ve probably showed up on the DNA test (assuming she didn’t leave any group out in that post), so maybe her paternal grandfather was Jewish.

Anyway, I suggest adding “possibly other” to her father’s ethnicity.

follers February 26, 2017 at 3:32 am

I doubt her Jewish ancestry is that recent. She probably just got something like the usual 1% Ashkenazi Jewish that many people are tested as. “Levonchuk” isn’t a Jewish surname, either.

Perhaps there is something involving a step-grandparent or some such to explain why Rose never mentions Eastern European ancestry. Assuming she actually exists and wasn’t invented by this website.

andrew February 26, 2017 at 3:29 pm

why isn’t she tagged as Polynesian, Iraqi, Iranian etc?

follers February 26, 2017 at 3:41 pm

My policy on tagging based on DNA tests is only to tag the African countries for people of black descent, since in almost all cases it is impossible to actually trace their ancestry to Africa, so a DNA test is just about the only way to determine their exact heritage.

When someone gets “1% Baltic” or “3% Iberian Peninsula” I tend to report the results but not tag it unless it’s been traced.

I seriously doubt Rose has even a relatively recent Kuwaiti ancestor.

fuzzybear44 February 24, 2017 at 1:41 am

What she said about that creole stuff in the bio, I can believe. When Cape Verdean people first came to the U.S., they wanted to be seen as White people(of course the U.S. didn’t agree). Some Of those different types of Creoles do have superiority issues(thinking they’re better than darker skin people even when sometimes they’re just as dark as the people they dislike). Even my paternal grandmother who was very light was like that(couldn’t stand darker skin blacks)

madman February 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm

“I’m Black/ Portuguese/ Irish and Italian.”

“I found out that my 10th Great Grandfather is James III, King of Scotland Stewart & My 10th Great Grandmother is Margaret of Denmark, Queen Consort of Scotland Oldenburg”

alexgxo December 17, 2016 at 12:49 am

Amber is probably only 25-10% ssa given her mothers ancestry. Also Amber spray tans like crazy. I saw her young pics and her skin tone now looks like that bronzer stuff used during the Victoria secret fashion show. Anyways with the tan and I think her hairs naturally somewhere curly, she looks off white to me, but if she stopped with the spray tanning she would no doubt pass as “white” to many others.

fuzzybear44 February 24, 2017 at 1:28 am

I’d up the SSA range to about 35%

andrew February 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm
Adamina September 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm

She is really sexy. I love how well her thighs support her butt. Kim Kardashian’s thighs are suspicious looking

Kimmel July 19, 2016 at 11:05 am

One of the most intriguing looking women I’ve seen. I cannot make her out. I wonder if she tans?

crunty March 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Certainly an exotic looking hybrid of a woman.

madman March 24, 2016 at 9:56 am
follers March 18, 2016 at 2:47 am

She looks like Pauly D.

Greyface March 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

bald no name thot

andrew February 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm

It would be better to write “Amber is said to have Irish and Italian ancestry”. All we know is that “Levonchuck” is some kind of Slavic (likely Polish) surname. Where did you find his paternal grandparents’s names?

andrew February 8, 2016 at 5:48 am

people with surname “Tarnaske” are listed as being born in Poland, Russia, Ukraine… maybe her dad is a Catholic of half Polish and half Irish/italian descent.

andrew February 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm
andrew February 3, 2016 at 4:04 pm

follers, what about these Russia-born “Levonchuck”?

andrew February 4, 2016 at 5:31 am

“Levonchuck” name is unquestionably Slavic. It does look altered a bit, possibly from “-chuk” or “-czuk” rather than “-chuck”, and maybe “Levon-” would more properly be “Levan-” or even “Lewan-” (which like “czuk” is more Polish-style). Nevertheless, it is certainly Ukrainian/Russian/Belarussian (or possibly Polish as “Lewanczuk”)…

noyb February 2, 2016 at 9:19 am

Are you KIDDING me with this crap. I am so sick of this white racism sh*t. So you assume every white person is a blonde with blue eyes and from England or Scandinavia. White people come in a VARIETY of color of hair, eyes and skin
black ppl keep talking sh*t about us appropriating their crap culture and yet any HINT of anyone being not paper white and they are all over that sh*t. the white race cover a broad range of ppl and is classified not by skin color but by skeletal differences in anthropology. American Indians and Asian are the SAME RACE. Indians from India are Caucasian even though they are DARK BROWN. Arabs and Jews that are actually from the middle east are BOTH Caucasian. English ppl many times are darker swarthy skinned. Many Polish people are dark skinned. Welsh ppl are fair a lot with dark hair. My family is both Polish and Danish/Welsh and they are ALL what you would I guess call “swarthy” and look like this “supposed” black father of hers. No one in my family is black on my grandmothers side they are PURE Polish with perhaps some Russian as borders changes. They are Slavic and they are ALL olive skinned and dark haired though my grandmother had platinum blonde hair when she was around 5 years old. On my Danish/Welsh side they are still as dark as this supposed black father of hers but not as dark as my Slavic side. Then my father is German, PA dutch and so are my cousins father. We are the only blonde fair haired ppl in my family but I have known a pure German with Black hair and white skin. I have know Swedes with Black hair . This guy is CLEARLY frigging white. stop trying to claim everything for yourselves. The white race is HUGELY diverse. She may have a bit of African blood but its small and it’s on her mothers side

fuzzybear44 February 3, 2016 at 9:36 am

(black ppl keep talking sh*t about us appropriating their crap culture )

Please stop it, you know darn well you guys have been sampling from the African American culture for generations now. From Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop etc.
Turkish Rapper(Ceza)
Dutch rapper (Ali B)
Romanian Rapper(Puya)
English Rapper(Lady Sovereign)
German Rapper(Sido)
Russians Twerking
Here you guys are doing the Dougie:
Also yes AA have sampled from other people, however it’s usually from other black cultures

abbracci October 17, 2015 at 6:13 pm

She’s ugly. Mulatto kids look weird.

athelya December 17, 2015 at 5:24 pm

are you kidding me? her face looks gorgeous

andrew October 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm
follers October 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm

The second link isn’t a reliable source.

andrew October 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm
andrew October 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Amber’s mother is Shauna Soares.

M July 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Why the hell is she bald though? Bitch would look better if she had some hair.

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Her dad is clearly European. She has african ancestry just not a lot. She definitely has more african ancestors on her mothers side. Her dad does not look half black, he looks like a tanned white guy. You guys think everyone is mix with african. It would be ok, but sometimes is obvious when someone is NOT part black or have low african percentage in terms of individual ethnicity.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:56 am

She’s actually pretty, but she acts and looks like a complete whore. If only she would grow her hair out.

Wanted to add that her dad does not look 100% white, he looks mixed himself.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:59 am

Her dad with her ex-husband. He looks like a lighter Mestizo Mexican to me.

memphis October 5, 2015 at 9:05 am

That is not the best picture because it is darkly lit. If that is Amber’ s dad, he does look like a mix of Irish and Italian. Because Italians have there own mix of distant Arab and Berber ancestry, they can appear to look more exotic but it just that they are Mediterraneans.

Mafia888 March 10, 2015 at 4:59 am

She’s a quadroon. I though she was Puerto Rican or Cuban when I first saw her.

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