Dayana Mendoza

Miss Universe 2009_5121

Birth Name: Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada

Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Date of Birth: June 1, 1986

Ethnicity: Venezuelan

Dayana Mendoza is a Venezuelan actress, model, and beauty queen. She won Miss Venezuela 2007 and Miss Universe 2008.

“Mendoza” can be a surname of Basque etimology and origin. Mendoza is the name of a village in the province of Araba/Alava, in Euskal Herria (Euskal Herria is the native name of Basque Country), in Europe, under Spanish rule.

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Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. gmillaz says:

    ”correction” her surname is Basque but that doesn’t mean it is her full ancestry.

  2. fbwfeiwb says:

    Um, she would be Mestizo or at least Castizo..

  3. Dismano says:

    I think she’s 90% White(spanish) and 10% Native South american.

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