Leona Lewis

by ethnic on February 5, 2008

Birth Name: Leona Louise Lewis

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 3 April, 1985

*Afro-Guyanese (father)
*Welsh, Italian, Irish (mother)

Leona Lewis is a British singer and songwriter. She is also an animal welfare campaigner.

Her father, Aural Josiah, is Guyanese. Her mother, Maria Lewis, is said to be of Welsh, Italian, and Irish descent.

Leona has said “My mum is Welsh-Italian and white and my dad Joe is Guyanan and black”.

A picture of Leona with her parents can be seen here.

The ancestry of the population of Guyana is East Indian (43%), African (30%), mixed heritage (16%), and other ethnic groups (11%).

Leona won the third season of the British television series The X Factor, in 2006.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk

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midori29 August 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

I know a lot of people think she is pretty but honestly I think she is odd looking. I have seen a lot better biracial women like Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, Mariah Carey etc. but Leona is odd looking, maybe she needs a nose job, her facial structure does not match the rest of her.

fuzzybear44 August 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm

The funny thing is, I believe that is the nose job

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 2:59 pm

she has had at least 2 nose jobs and several skin bleachings

andrew February 17, 2016 at 6:47 am
andrew February 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm
noneofyourbusiness December 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

She is beautiful. but she did get a nose job to look more white. Anyway, it seems that black men and white women always make beautiful children.

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

You can see that she has a slightly hooked nose. Why the hell would she get plastic surgery to get a bone in her nose?

Kimmel August 4, 2016 at 5:35 am

I don’t think it was anything to with ‘looking white’, she just had a big nose that was disproportionate with her face.

fuzzybear44 August 4, 2016 at 2:10 pm


Well looking at pics of her as a child, I don’t think her nose was all that big or disproportionate with her face. I think (noneofyourbusiness) was correct, she probably wanted to look more like her mother(which I am by no means saying anything is wrong with that) . Unfortunately, having a broad nose is looked down on as African , and people seem to try and distance themselves from that heritage. It’s been push into the mindset that looking Caucasian is better(I don’t agree, but it is what it is) . Same thing with skin color and hair.

neiltennant August 29, 2016 at 9:02 am


neiltennant July 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

poor leona

she had plastic surgery to correct her african nose, but her career is over

fuzzybear44 August 31, 2016 at 12:46 am

I think you meant to say Alter her nose. The word (Correct) would imply that there was something wrong with have an African nose. Which I’m sure you didn’t mean

gtlady April 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Yea! she’s half guyanese, which means she’s half-caribbean..big up!

betty boo March 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm


Anita March 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Exactly! Why are these people describing her by nationality when she was born in Britain. Do they not understand the difference between race and nationality?

betty boo April 3, 2013 at 12:28 am

@ Anita- Sometimes when i read these articles,i just cant believe it. Any ways if they googled pics of her parents, then they would soak in that her dad definately is 100% black and the mum is 100% white. Why do they beat about the bush?


David September 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I wish she would Get More Promotion

Rebecca69 April 18, 2012 at 3:29 am

So she’s biracial basically? Didn’t know that. It does explain the exotic blend of her look, very pretty.

DarellDianne April 9, 2012 at 6:51 am

she is an amazing lady..!!

Christian March 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

leona lewis has blue eyes and dark skin, a typical beautiful type of mixed descent

o! March 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm

leona not only is beautiful but she has a gift from god she was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and im 16 ive been listining to her for like 3 years and her songs never fail i love you leona (even though i dont know you)

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