Kat DeLuna

by ethnic on August 22, 2008

Birth Name: Kathleen Emperatriz DeLuna

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, United States

Date of Birth: November 26, 1987

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Kat DeLuna is an American R&B/pop singer, songwriter, and dancer. She was born in New York City, to Dominican parents. She grew up in the Dominican Republic until the age of nine, when she moved back to the States.

She is fluent in Spanish and sings in both English and Spanish.

Sources: http://www.dominicantoday.com
http://www.nydailynews.com

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Adamina September 14, 2016 at 12:16 am

She looks like a cat, which I think is cute and adorable. Her face is very childlike

Mdelacruz16 January 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm

She’s Dominican get fucking over it, they cannot say she’s black because she is not, they cannot say she is white because she is not, they cannot say she is Asian or Indian because she is not, her ethnic background is most mixed, which is what makes a Dominican she’s fuckin Dominican get over it.

Same way Italians say they’re Italian, Nigerians say they’re Nigerians, Filipinos say they’re Filipinos, why the fuck do yall think Dominicans cannot say they’re Dominican? explain that shit?! fuck outta here

shes Dominican get over it

luckystar October 28, 2015 at 12:44 am

Is Dominican a new race? she is definally african, native american and euro, I CAN SEE IT.

cwm85 October 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

Dominican isn’t a race. Its where people are born. Most Dominicans are a mixed with spanish, african and native ancestry.

kristent225 November 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Agreed. I hate it when people say a country is an ethnicity. If she’s Dominican, she has African and Hispanic blood and possibly some white mixed somewhere in there.

andrew October 23, 2015 at 5:51 am

In this pic she looks like Eric Stoltz in “Mask”

Devotion October 23, 2015 at 12:30 am

1987? She looks like she’s born in 2001!

ilovecherlloyd October 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Dominicans are predominately Spanish. Lol @ Blacks thinking they are basically Spanish speaking Blacks. I saw Dominicans who look just like Mexicans.

fuzzybear44 October 8, 2015 at 12:08 am

Their culture is Latin, and I’ve seen Dominicans that look like they came right from the congo

WTF August 15, 2014 at 2:09 am

she looks like a dominican version of devon aoki. but this chick is way prettier.

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

She is a mixed woman of Latin America. And I like her songs :p very talented!

MiMi December 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

There is a lot of confusion about latinos and racial idenity… Kat Deluna is a black woman of latin descent people… Latino is not a race… There is no such thing as “looking latino” or “having latino blood” because it’s not a race, but an ethnicity filled with many races. Being latino is not different from being from the united states or europe in terms of racial diversity. There same way there are white americans and europeans, there are white latinos. The same way there are African americans and black europeans, there are Afro latinos(which is what Kat is. She’s a black woman from latin america). There same way there are asians in the united states and europe, guess what? There are asian latinos. Asians all over latin america who call themselves Brazilian, Dominican, Puerto rican ect. Because just like anywhere else in the world, Latinos are DIVERSE. There is a huge misconception about what a latin american is and theres even those ignorant to the fact that latino isn’t a race so there is no one way a “latino” can “look”. The United States media further adds to the confusion of latino diversity by only casting the whitest latinos they can find in movies over latinos who resemble italian… Yo very rarely see black latinos on television and in movies other than Chris Tucker(Dominican) Zoe Saldana(Dominican and Puerto Rican) Christina Milian(Cuban) and Kat Deluna(Dominican). Then the majority of the time when an afro latino is shown in the media people who are ignorant about latinos get confused about their race. They either Get confused and ask why the latino looks black(Chris Tucker) because a lot of americans are just ignorant about latino racial diversity. Or they get confused and deny the latino is black(Kat Deluna) and when she says she’s black it leads to even more confusion about the way she looks because black diversity is also over simplified in american media, so people are unaware of all the ways black people can look.

AnonymousPerson January 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Um no Kat Deluna is not just black. She’s a multiracial Dominican. Zoe Saldana is a black Dominican. Can you not see the differences between them? Zoe has more African features and Kat has mixed features. I consider Kat a mixed Dominican.

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 8:37 am

For me both are mixed zoe and kat, one is lighter than the other but they are not full black, Zoe looks like more b&w or mulatto (not a preferred term for many but used for some of Latinos for identify themself )… But I’m agree with you when you said that kat look multi racial.. More than 2 races.

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

I yes they difference between zoe ans kat and yes zoe is more black (but not full black)….. And kat is obviously mixed race…. I don’t see the problem with accept that kat de luna is mixed. It’s like people doesn’t want to accept that races can be mixed.

arjanguelsk August 11, 2014 at 8:49 am

theres a difference between zoe ans kat and yes zoe is more black (but not full black)* sorry autocorrect but I’m part agree with u ;) she is Multiracial, born in DR and Latina

Jello February 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Dominicans are mostly multiracial. Both Kat and Zoe are multiracial, just like Michele Rodriguez. Some have more European, while the others have more African and a little of something else.

noneofyourbusiness February 3, 2015 at 2:02 am

Zoe Saldana looks just as mixed as Kat. In fact Zoe looks a lot like Thandie Newton (who is half black, half white). I consider both of them mixed.

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Hold up, when did Chris tucker become a Dominican?

andrew June 25, 2015 at 5:49 am

Also Vin Diesel was Dominican..

fuzzybear44 June 25, 2015 at 9:38 am

Oh cut it out

Lala March 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

In the What it’s like to be Black and Latina/Hispanic interview with Christina Millian and others, Kat mentioned that yes, she’s hispanic, BUT she is BLACK. I see mostly Latina in her though. Yes, of course there’s African blood in her. But, I look at her and see mostly Latina. But, heyyy, it’s what she identifies herself with.

grace December 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

diablo, pero tu ta ciego, tu no ve la foto de ella, ella es dominicana pura.

ethnic February 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm

In this article it says she is Dominican and she is wearing the Dominican colors.

http://www.nydailynews.com/latino/2007/08/08/2007-08-08_verdi_to_bachata.html

nani February 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm

are you sure i have sources that say shes cubana

uhmmm June 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm

shes dominican,

kia April 20, 2009 at 4:02 am

yay ilove her shes so pretty she my herritage

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