Eva Marcille

by ethnic on January 6, 2009

Birth Name: Eva Marcille Pigford

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 30, 1984

*Puerto Rican (father)
*African-American (mother)

Eva Marcille is an American actress, television host, and model. Her father, Evan Anthony Pigford, is Puerto Rican. Her mother, Michelle Yvette Smith, is African-American.

Eva was the winner of the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She was the first African-American contestant to win the program.

Her middle name, Marcille, is a combination of the names of her grandmothers, Marjorie and Lucille.

Sources: Marriage record of Eva’s parents – https://familysearch.org

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neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm

her nose, her cheeks, her nose, her smile, her teeth, her gums, everything is perfect

Multiethnicchick October 8, 2017 at 7:57 am

Why does her wikipedia say that both her parents are African American? And how she the first African American we she’s also Puerto Rican. So sick of America’s racism in not recognizing mixed multi-ethnic/multiracial people.

bablah June 13, 2017 at 5:52 pm
midori29 December 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

@ysla East Africans ARE NOT CAUCASIAN. That was a racist theory that has been disproved years ago. The fossils in Ethiopia are the oldest on earth they have the same bone structure and they came before caucasians.

Multiethnicchick October 8, 2017 at 7:56 am

They have Caucasian DNA. And that has been proven. There still East Africans who look West African but there are also the mixed east Africans. All you have to do is look up history. Jewish and Arab people mixed with many east Africans over 1000 years ago.

ysla January 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm

in world caucasian is not race because there are black caucasian(like east african people),asian caucasian(indian,pakistanese) and european caucasian but i know in USA this word is use for white people only!!!

bray_192 July 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Eva Pigfor is not mixed. Her father is not Puerto Rican of Taino descent. Her father is Puerto Rican of African descent. Which means he is descended from African slaves. He is no more mixed than African Americans. His hair is real coily. and course.

Here’s a picture to all you non blacks he like to claim nice looking black people

This is her father


Her mother which is black


so to all you haters trying to claim somebody who’s black as mixed need to go sit some where.

jstiger September 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm

CLASSIC!! Discredit Dark skinned Puerto Ricans, and promote Lighter ones by claiming that were are 2 separate people!
I guess you own DNA glasses huh?

I don’t know if you’re a wannabe or a just a ignorant person but you are wrong!!!

Guess What, WE ARE TRI-RACIAL (trinity)!!!!
Just about EVERY Puerto Rican Has some African, Some Taino, and Some Spanish blood, just in different amounts regardless of looks.

I have people in my family that look like Ricky Martin, Sammy Sosa, and Rosie Perez.
Genes express differently in each person, That’s why Vanessa Williams is only around 30 something % Euro and look more Euro that Obama whom is 50% Euro!!!

To prove my point, my cousin studied genetics at Columbia University.
Here are the genetic FACTS!!!!:

Average Puerto Rican Gene Samples:
•AIMs (53.3% Eur/29.1% West-Afr./17.6% Natives)
•mtDNA (12.5 % Eur/26% West-Afr./61% Natives// 53% Amerindians)
•Blood markers (45% Eur/ 37% West-Afr./ 18% Natives)
•Y-Chr ( 80% Eur/  20% Afr.)
•Others (60% Eur/25% Afr./15% Natives-Simulated)


Soy puertorriqueño!!!!!!!!!!
And I would change that for anyone!!!!!

jstiger September 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Pardon my english readers its my second language.
However in addition I want to show list some examples:

George Lopez – 55% Euro, 32% native, 9% asian, 4% African.
Jessica Alba – 0% asian, 0% african, 13% native, 87% european.
Charles Barkley – 0% Asian, 14% native, 11% Euro, 75% african.
Snoop Dog – 0% asian, 23% native, 6% euro, 71% african.
Larry David – 63% euro, 37% native.

In general if you are over 60% you tend to look like the 60% but not always.

ooo February 27, 2012 at 1:48 am



What? February 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

This woman is BLACK. Puerto Rican is not a race idiots. Her parents are BLACK! She stated that she was BLACK! It is obvious that she is not mixed.

lauren January 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Scienfically the father genes is domaint so that makes her puetro rican.

Jae February 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

Bullshit! Scientifically you’d be african american and pretty rican dumbass

bre February 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

no she is biracial you can’t look at some an just assume their race anymore..

LMFAO September 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm

People are so ignorant ! Why is it so hard to understand that just because you have black in you that doesnt make you black ! It makes you mixed or multi racial…leave it to ignorant African American to try & claim everybody for there race not trying to put yall down because its not everybody but wake up. You let white people brain wash you for so long that you actually believe that once you have black in you thats it…give me a break cabrons ! So what your saying is if your black & puerto rican you are black. So you cant claim the Puerto rican side do you know how hurtful & disrespectful that is to the other parent. smh we live in such a ignorant society. All of yall should visit PR sometime it aint like America. When you in PR you r puerto rican no black no white just puerto rican leave it to america to catagorize people

LMFAO Too September 22, 2011 at 8:15 am
Afro_Nerd5 November 14, 2011 at 6:02 am

If you know more you’d know Puerto Rican is not a race. I have seen Eva’s father before living in LA and he is just as black as her mother he just happens to be from Puerto Rico which is another place where both Europeans and Africans went. The people their are descendants of Europeans and Africans just like the US. Some are black some are white others are somewhere in between do your research before you post next time.

LMFAO November 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Like i said go to PR sometime we do not have this white and black shyt ! & all you have to do is ask someone who is Puerto Rican & they will tell you that that is their race so take yur know it all shyt somewhere else cause I aint tryin to here it. Do you even know someone who PR ? Thought soo.

MandaChick! January 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

How dare you post such an IDIOTIC, USELESS and RACIST comment! “Ignorant African-Americans trying to claim everybody for THEIR race?” Who the hell are you to call anyone ignorant? In regards to Eva’s ethnicity, I wasn’t surprised at all. In my opinion, she definitely appears to be of mixed hispanic & black heritage, but at the same time I’ve only heard her refer to herself as “Black.” No one’s saying that she is SOLELY of Black heritage, because in most cases NO ONE’s (especially if you’re American) ethnic background consists solely of any 1 race. My mother is Black and my father is Black & Blackfoot N/A. I consider myself “Black” all the same, as do many ppl of mixed heritage. Eva happens to be one of them. The only person acting “IGNORANT” is you!

monica August 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

i can’t stand this puta, she’s so rude, where is she now? lol

onesmartcookie May 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

God only made one race, and thats HUMAN RACE…lol

tonysosa November 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm

thats funny cause last time i checked i have blue eyes and white skin and my blood cuusins are brown with tough hair and brown eyes sorry too tell you its really not about color always but its always about race i look caucasian but as soon as they find out im hispanic im suddenly treated different hmmmmm mayb you just need to stop lieing to yoself…

whteva September 18, 2010 at 12:25 am

I agreee, very good analogy…black is BLack.

Anonymous September 17, 2010 at 9:34 am

ignorance is bliss..at the end of the day who cares… if she gets pulled over she is black, she even stated that on the show..btw..puerto rican/hispanic is not a race..there are 5 races, black, caucasian, pacific islander, asian and other..there are black, white and amerindian hispanics..knowledge is power ladies

Zari November 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Actualy there are only 3 races.




unless you count subraces, for example Caucasian subraces are Nordic, Mediterranean, Slavic. Some Lebanese people would also fit in this Caucasian category. Really to be quite honest, the term “Race” has been fucked up due to American influence on the world. Heh i miss the days when there was really no such thing as “White or Black” back in ancient times, if you were Greek you were just Greek, if you were Egyptian you were just Egyptian, there were no categories. White/Black are recent terms.

If only modern day people could be as smart as they were.

kathleen April 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

wait, i thought there were 4 races
east asian/mongoloid
and indigenous/native

although east asians and natives might look a little similar, and could sometimes come up as the same race. their features are very different

native guy http://bit.ly/lBtls1
asian guy http://bit.ly/kVk1hI

Wtf April 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm


They are no multi-races anymore,there’s just one,I don’t know why after all this time they still teach crap.African are of multi-facial types not just negro,it always have been.East Asians are of multi-racial groups,have been for at least 3000yrs now,not just mongo,Asia was full of different types of little black people for thousands of years,but thats not taught.Also which natives are you talking about?

mids March 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

your half right. Puerto Rican is an ethnicity, but there is only one race and that is the human race

boobboo May 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I agree

ChemE Girl June 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I agree…. why is it that people can say they are Jamaican (which has mixed heritage) but others can’t say they are Puerto Rican or Bahamian or Cuban (which are all of more mixes)… you can’t count one and not the other.

Anonymous September 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

eva is BLACK!

Anonymous August 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm

All the people who say “Puerto Rican” isn’t a race are DUMB ! If you’re saying that then African isnt a race ! Niether is African American ! That’s what you guys are saying ! RETARDS ! What’s the difference really ? Puerto Rican is a race !! Get over yourself .

justop January 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

that’s right African American is not a race
Eva is a black woman. end of story

Multiethnicchick October 8, 2017 at 7:58 am

She’s obviously mixed race. You probably hate black features so you latch on to mixed women claiming them as black

ooo February 27, 2012 at 1:51 am








Who Cares July 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Puerto Rican ain’t a race.
And just because her eyes are light doesn’t mean she’s wearing contacts.
Hell I was born with blue eyes then it changed to green and then to gray and now i have a hazelish color with strands of green. Yet my father is a dark brown and my mother is just brown. Who would you guess my eyes came from?
The answer is my fathers side because my grandmother was slightly mixed but still predominantly AA. Wherever i go with my siblings they do not think i am related to them or that my mom had me by a different man. And they always ask are you wearing color contacts.
I say no but i do wear contacts to see.

Duh its Nai!!! July 15, 2010 at 10:23 am

U guys are silly that is her real eye color look at antm if u will they always show baby pics n ish and she clearly has the same eye color and same features so she did not alter her features or anything like that and she isnt 100% black. One thing i hate about ppl is that theyre always so stuck on some1 being “100% black” my gawsh over 70% of america is multiracial hell even white ppl arent just white.. Get over urselves and accept the fact that multiracial ppl are beautiful too as well as AA and caucasians and asians and hispanics and etc. Everyone is freaking beautiful! The white man didnt do it to ur head, u did bcus u listened and u analyzed it and accepted. It takes 2 to lie sweeties

Multiethnicchick October 8, 2017 at 8:12 am

No, most white people are white and nothing else. Please stop spreading misinformation. Most Americans are multiethnic, as in a white person is often English and German or something else, but most Americans have parents of the same race or non mixed parents so the only one spreading lies is you.


Anonymous May 10, 2010 at 10:39 am


ChemE Girl June 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

So why is it okay when people say they are Jamaican, when just like every other places in the Caribbean, it is of mixed heritage/cultures?

Joy April 14, 2010 at 7:47 am

She’s Puerto Rican (father) & African American (mother)

ap February 22, 2010 at 9:46 am

all AA have white or other thing in them that why we come in so many different colors

ap February 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

her eyes are not green stupid (contacts) AA are mixed by definition.

Multiethnicchick October 8, 2017 at 8:14 am

No they’re not.


Most are 20% in average and 20% admixture does not equal mixed

KristinaUA February 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Her eyes are green!! She’s got to be mixed with something!!! She should do a DNA test on George Lopez tonight :) That would be interesting!!

Crazylike dat January 29, 2010 at 10:36 am

Eva is not 100 %percent black tale dat lie to a fool she mixed with sum elze

Lauren January 29, 2010 at 4:54 am


Anonymous May 13, 2010 at 6:57 am

ur a stupid b****

Micro June 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Actually my dad has those same color eyes, and same complexion and both of his parents are black. NONE of them are biracial, not even triracial or a “quadroon”. Skin tone and eye color can be passed down from an ancestor long ago. It’s called GENETICS.

Multiethnicchick October 8, 2017 at 8:15 am

Her hair texture, and facial features indicate heavy admixture. Yes, you can be 1/8 white and have green eyes but what about your fathers facial features and hair texture?

Anonymous July 6, 2010 at 10:41 pm

no actually some scientists think that traits like that started from africans in the 1st place. If u look it up you will find straight african people with blue and green eyes.

Porshae August 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

shut the fuck up you have no idea what the hell your talking about…… (YA’LL THAT THINK U CAN BE BLACK AND LOOK LIKE THAT ARE DUMB?????????????)

My younger cousin is dark skin and has blue eyes and so does her little brother…. and guess what their black, people always think I’m Hispanic or mixed and i’m not i’m light skin and have light brown eyes with curly hair and both me and my parents are black so don’t flatter yourself and watch what you say because I find your comment extremely offensive .

Eva the diva January 29, 2010 at 1:53 am

I thought she was of somali origin like imani whatever she is let her be. But bottom line ur hot pretty and hope you tamed your acts from Antm

Lala October 17, 2009 at 9:35 am

Which is why I said “background”, KD. Approximately 35-40%(yeah, I’m pulling numbers out my a**, more or less though) of AA and Black Caribbeans have another race in their background.

What! October 11, 2009 at 3:14 pm

This mixed crap was started by CAUCASIANS as a way to separate blacks from each other. Have the lightskinned and dark skinned blacks hating each other. But they do it today to try to claim black people, esp. black women can’t be beautiful unless their mixed. Every beautiful black woman, white people desperatly try to find out and disclose every shred of ethnicity other than black. But they don’t do the same with mixed people who are unattractive, like Tiny. The idea is to make black women feel inferior and subliminally separate our men from us (by making them falsely see light skin or more caucasian features as more desirable) because of the white races inborn inferiority complex.

Multiethnicchick October 8, 2017 at 8:16 am

But eva is obviously mixed. You sound like a racist that just hates mixed people.

Be Quiet May 24, 2009 at 2:46 am

One thing about Black people I can’t stand is when they ask another, “Are you mixed?”. They try to argue you down that you’re not. Stop asking the question then! You know the one drop rule so I wish everyone would just shut the f up, especially the ones that look 100% pure African. You know most of us have something else in us but who would ever know since most of us don’t have a family tree we can trace. Its always the ones who don’t look mixed that want to start this nonsense.

LovelyonE May 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm

”especially the ones that look 100% pure African. ” how ignorant u sound, what is wrong with being 100% African? Is it a disease or if ur African automatically ur ugly? Don’t tell me u feed into wat white people make u believe that black women (especially African) are ugly. OMG if u want to be recognised as white or mixed so BE IT u r free, let the dark skinned ones alone ain’t nothing so special about being mixed urgh and this is coming from an extremely mixed mulatto person. I just had to say something after reading ignorant comment. Since everybody and their mamas want to be everything but BLACK, let us the ones who accept being black alone, don’t insult us for being black, tchip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous July 6, 2010 at 10:46 pm

hahahaha! get it girl! Africans are a beautifull people group coming in all shades. We are very diverse and are a beautifull people. Some need to just accept that! :)

cory April 19, 2009 at 9:45 am

i know y cant she just be black black ppl come in all colors high yella and dark black like the sky

KD March 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Why can’t she JUST BE AFRICAN AMERICAN? I am AA and have a light complexion and curly hair and people always ask if I’m mixed with something or if I’m half hispanic. I am 100% AA. My grandfather was Creole but I am still considered African American. So it is VERY POSSIBLE that she is only African American.

Lorna February 10, 2009 at 12:53 am

I was under the impression that she was mixed (Hispanic and African American)

ethnic January 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Nice post Lala. Yes she does look like she has other ethnicities but after some investigation on the net I didnt find anything other than African American.

lala January 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

YAY! I submitted this!
I love me some Eva!
I however strongly believe that there’s another race in her background!

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