Chanel Iman

by ethnic on September 20, 2008

Birth Name: Chanel Iman Robinson

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1990

*75% African-American
*25% Korean

Chanel Iman is an American model and actress. One of her maternal grandparents was Korean, while her other grandparents were African-American.

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midori29 February 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm

@M either you’re blind or you’ve never seen a lot of black South Africans. She could be Nelson Mandelas daughter and everyone knows South African Nelson Madela.
Link to his pic. Nelson Mandela | MY HERO

Multiethnicchick July 26, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Unless those percentages are of a dna test, she’s probably not 75% black(african americans can be mixed anyways).

madman April 22, 2016 at 7:59 am

75% African-American
25% Korean

Devotion October 25, 2015 at 7:34 pm

One of the few pretty women of African-Asian mix.

fuzzybear44 October 25, 2015 at 10:21 pm

one of the few? I say one of the many,I’ve seen a lot of them. Some you might think were just black like miss japan 2015 Ariana Miyamoto . However I see people have a right to their own taste.

xoxo November 4, 2015 at 1:53 am

Amerie, Crystal Kay, Denyce Lawton, Sharon Leal, and Cassie are pretty….so IDK what kind of bullshit you’re on about. A lot of Blasians are pretty as hell.

midori29 February 21, 2018 at 4:50 am

@devotion I think she is average looking. Kind of plain Jane. And I normally think black Asian mixes are beautiful but not her. Compare her to Karuche Tran or Kimora Lee this girl is not nearly as pretty. Models these days just don’t have it like the supermodels of the 80s and early 90s.

andrew February 21, 2018 at 5:47 am


“average looking”? LOL. I’d be curious to see a picture of you.

xoxo August 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Cute girl. Isn’t she good friends with Beyonce?

midori29 March 19, 2013 at 6:57 am
andrew March 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Bushmen are a small indigenous tribe who don’t represent all South Africans

memphis February 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm

The key word is that they are indigenous to South Africa and one of the oldest ethnic groups on the planet. Khoisan and San have seemingly “Asian” faces.

slowdive February 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

True they look pseudo-blasian to me and have very old Y-DNA. They aren’t many of them, though.

fuzzybear44 February 3, 2016 at 9:04 am

No they don’t represent all south Africans, but they are part of South African. Must the same as the Portuguese doesn’t rep all Europeans, but are part of Europe

midori29 February 21, 2018 at 4:52 am

@Andrew who cares about their size????? The fact is they ARE South Africans period and she would fit right into their group.

andrew February 21, 2018 at 5:49 am


Bushmen are known to be dwarfs. She’d stood out among them.

M June 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm

I’ve never seen an African that looked like her, she looks clearly mixed with Asian. She’s pretty, but it’s disgusting to think she’s banging Asap Rocky. He’s so scummy and sleazy looking.

fuzzybear44 June 22, 2015 at 10:13 pm

@ M

Quote(I’ve never seen an African that looked like her )

You should start to see them soon or later. Chinese men are having babies with African women more and more over there in Africa. It is true that the Chinese doctors are trying to make the women have abortions, but it is not working

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:46 pm

You guys have obviously have never looked at the African country, Madagascar! The entire population is made up of people of Southeast Asian and Southeast African descent. It’s a Blasian country and they speak an Austronesian language!

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Also, the country has been that way for years! It’s not recent but they were a land of Blasians (Black x Asian mixes) for centuries! During the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1 million of them were taking to the Americas. Many ended up in Peru, but some also ended up in the United States. Many African Americans could potentially have Malagasy (people of Madagascar) ancestry. I’m into DNA testing. Some of the results I’ve seen have people with maternal haplogroups that came straight out of Southeast Asia and can be found amongst the Malagasy people. It’s very interesting the little things hidden in our DNA and what people don’t mention when talking about the gentics of African American people and also that of people in Africa. There’s even an account in the Slave Narratives (a collection of accounts written by former slaves) where a man mentions running into a dark skinned woman with long, straight hair in Mississippi who called herself a “Molly Gasgo Negro.” Perhaps some of these Native American grandmothers some of these African Americans go on about are really just Malagasy. Who knows.

Mabasei October 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm

lol they’re the oldest group of people brah you can find all kinds of features in them some of them look chinese some look like other africans some look sorta like indians(as in the country) etc. etc. this is genetically established fact.

Alice April 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

She is lovely. You can see both of her ancestries in her.

Tiffany April 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm

She IS 1/4 asian, her dad is African amercian which made her half black plus her mother is HALF black so shes 75% black.

Meg January 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Looks exactly like what she claims to be. Mostly black, partially east asian and 100% beautiful.

Amanda January 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

She is really pretty. My mom and dad say I look just like her. I am of African, Afro-Cuban, English, Scottish, and Native American descent. December 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

The video was ok…i can see why people would think her mother is phillipino…I thinks its becuse the mother is also mixed, Korean and black…and of course with the blood line…the african american or african genes are dominant, soooo….there you have it. In any case, mom and daughter are very handsome women.

Wrong! November 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm

She looks 1/4 asian! I see it. She is still blk though.

nafula November 4, 2011 at 4:14 am

the black race is fading and soon there won’t be a 100% black sad.

memphis February 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Keenan Ivory Wayans just found out that he’s direct first ancestor originated from Madagascar with the Indonesian y DNA haplogroup O…so does Shondra Rhimes.

Shay October 29, 2011 at 7:08 am

Black men get around & sleep with ALL kinds of women , white,black,Asian,Hispanic. That’s why to this day especially now in the 21st century there all so many people that are of mixed race. A Majority are half black !

Tiara October 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. So what white men don’t sleep around? Men are men no matter the race most of them screw you over in the end anyway. So that whole comment is bullshit!

m November 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

i think shay was trying to say that white men don’t have as many interracial relationships when compared to black men

fuzzybear44 February 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

Well Shay was wrong about that. Men are Men, and will jump any woman(black , white , Asian, heck even Green , ask Capt. Kirk)

nafula November 4, 2011 at 4:15 am

thats all black men know.

ana August 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Chanel looks part asian not half and her mother looks filipina

brittanysanchez March 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm

She definitely does not look half. Her black features stand out the most. She’s just black.

It is I January 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I always thought she looked half and half, but thats just me.

mira November 11, 2010 at 7:31 am


Aura September 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm

it doesnt matter how much asian she has if she has it in her then she’s mixed-raceI’m part japanese but doesnt mean it’s recent.

2 cents January 7, 2011 at 7:47 am

So you would say thet Magon Fox is mixed aswell?

Melanie Lombardi January 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Uh, Megan Fox is mixed.

total23 June 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm
ethnic June 23, 2010 at 12:37 am

Nice vid. so thats her mother…

fuzzybear June 23, 2010 at 2:53 am

To total23

So the mom isn’t full Korean either?The mom pretty also

ethnic June 23, 2010 at 7:15 am

Total23, the mother looks half Black and Asian to me.

total23 June 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

The Mother Is Half Korean And Half Balck.

They Talk About It At 2:20.

So Chanel Is 25% Korean!

John Gosselins’ Mother Is Right, Korean Genes Are Strong! But Then Again I Think All East Asian Gene’s Are Strong!

fuzzybear June 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm

To total23

Alright thanks man,I went right by it

IM KIRA January 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Black and asian makes a stunning mix.

Anonymous September 1, 2010 at 10:49 am

not all the time…

moi September 16, 2010 at 5:36 am

stop hating

Bri January 29, 2009 at 8:02 am

She is so beautyful! i love her<3.

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