Melanie Iglesias

by Mixed Kidd on August 13, 2014

2013 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Melanie Tiana Iglesias

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 18, 1987

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, African, Indigenous], Italian, some Filipino

Melanie Iglesias is an American model and actress. Melanie graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island in New York City.

She is the daughter of Maria Concepcion Muniz and Daniel J. Iglesias.

A DNA test whose results Melanie displayed on her Twitter page stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*65% Europe
——–*41% Italy/Greece
——–*16% Iberian Peninsula
*16% Africa
——–*7% Mali
——–*4% Africa North
*12% West Asia
——–*10% Caucasus
*6% America
——–*6% Native American
*<1% Asia

Melanie’s paternal grandparents likely were Michael D. Iglesias and Theresa Cantafio.

Source: Melanie states her ethnicity –

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Mixed Kidd March 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm

correction: I think you should add her DNA test results. She posted them on her Twitter here:

It should be Puerto Rican (including Spanish, African, and Native American), Italian and Filipino.

Mixed Kidd March 5, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Or remove the Filipino part and add West Asian instead.

bablah September 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Her parents are Daniel J. Iglesias and Maria Concepcion Muniz.

Paternal grandparents were likely Michael D. Iglesias and Theresa Cantafio.

alexgxo January 22, 2017 at 1:03 am

This girl does not look full European.

mermaid_ May 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Latinas and Asians are pretty

Freerk November 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

@ashash: Sorry if I’m too direct …

ashash December 28, 2014 at 12:28 am

No, you weren’t.

shobohunter November 27, 2014 at 2:34 am

I find her extremely attractive

ashash November 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

She’s stunning. Not even Jennifer Connelly or Sarah Michelle Gellar in their prime can top her. Melanie is perfection.

Freerk November 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

According to this picture, she’s just a little doll …

ashash November 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm

You should Google her and look at more pictures. She’s a goddess.

Freerk November 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I haven’t even heard about her …

Now I have googled her, and she reminds me of a song by Frank Zappa: “Plastic People”. She has a nice body, but she looks more like a girl disguised as a woman. And I still don’t like her pinched smile. Nothing seems real with her.

But in general I don’t like those American/Hollywood standards of streamlined plastic beauty. Normally that doesn’t look like fun, but like starvation.

WTF November 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Wtf this chick is so average looking. There is literally nothing special about her. She looks like every whore on a street corner. I can literally name hundreds of beautiful actresses/singers that look better than her. You must have low standards.

Girll November 28, 2014 at 6:42 pm

She is pretty in a fixed up “party girl” kind of way. Nothing wrong with that. She isn’t average looking. But compared to other hot girls, she’s a dime in the dozen. I prefer the look of her friend Lisa Ramos.

ashash November 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Well, everyone thinks she is so beautiful.

andrew August 15, 2014 at 6:52 am

The chick isnt European looking, clearly part Asian, guess why tons of Italians go to places like Cuba, Brazil to meet exotic women like her..she cant fit in any Southern european country you said

ashash August 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I don’t think she looks exotic, but she certainly doesn’t look European. That’s because she isn’t. She’s mixed. Cypriots, Maltese, Sicilians, and such do not look like her. As far as Brazil goes, there are actually millions of Brazilians who are of Italian descent. Sometimes even German.

Freerk November 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Recently there live 2-5 million people of mainly German descent in Brazil and estimated 12 Million of any German descent, mostly in the south. In Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul 40% of the population is German-Brazilian. The most Germans came after the crushed revolution of 1848, after the crushed revolution of 1918/19, in the inflation years 1922-24 and in the 30s, many of the last probably Jewish who fled the nazi regime.

A study of a Brazilian Institute in 2000 revealed that nearly 28 million Brazilians are of Italian descent, nearly 10 million of them in the state São Paulo. Wikipedia concludes that “São Paulo has more people with Italian ancestry than any region of Italy itself”. :D

In Argentine, 25 million people are of Italian descent – nearly 40% of the population; about 3 million are of German descent.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm

She could pass as Andalusian too.

Alice August 14, 2014 at 6:58 pm

She doesn’t look European. It is very obvious she has other ancestries from outside Europe.

Alice August 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Reply to Check7t.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm

You obviously don’t know what people from the Balkans look like, she could pass as Cypriot, Maltese, Sicilian, or Greek.

Alice August 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I’m actually very interested in phenotype. Places like Cyprus are very heavily middle eastern in genes and looks. Maltese are very similar to Sicilians. While they have their look Melanie Iglesias has obvious Asian heritage (and non-European ancestry) and does not look like the populations you mentioned. Is there something wrong with that? She is a lovely looking woman. She doesn’t have to fit a European look.

andrew August 15, 2014 at 6:53 am


ashash August 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm

While Melanie does not look European, your word isn’t something to go by. For the longest time, you argued that Cheryl Cole and her mother weren’t European even though they turned out to be.

J.J. October 14, 2014 at 6:08 am

Alice is 100% right, this girl is clearly of mixed race and doesn’t look in any way 100% white. The picture above does make her face and nose look narrower which gives her a more european look but if you search her on google images, her asian blood is very prominent in her phenotype. my mothers side is maltese, i assure you no one in my mothers family look anything like this girl, maltese have penotypes that are predominately white with some noticeable negroid admixture, much like most southern europeans whom had arab invasions from north africa. It is true many southern europeans can look mixed race and can have a slight mongoloid appeal as well as negroid in their facial structure but this girl is clearly not of full european blood

Alice October 14, 2014 at 7:39 pm

@ashash – Don’t exaggerate. I did not argue for the longest time about Cheryl. Regarding Cheryl Cole I though her brother looked very Asian influenced and he does. You won’t find many people that look like him in Britain or Ireland. Cheryl and her mother do look atypical but I’m always open to other’s opinions and only obstinate when I feel something is incorrect.

Alice October 14, 2014 at 7:40 pm

@aghash – There is no conflict regarding Melanie as she has known Asian ancestry to nothing to argue about.

Alice October 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Sentence should be “so nothing to argue about”.

ashash October 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm

@Alice I wasn’t arguing that Melanie looks European. She doesn’t. She is clearly mixed-race. I was merely commenting on some things you have said in the past.

WTF August 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm

she’s pretty, but she’s highly overrated just like jessica alba. they both look like any other latina you’ll see in puerto rico and mexico. actually a lot of non-famous everyday latinas look better than them. i’m not saying they’re ugly, but there are prettier latinas than them.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 6:33 am

looks Italian

andrew August 14, 2014 at 7:02 am


Check7t August 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm


Looks Southern Italian, Albanian, Romanian, Greek, Maltese, SE European in general.

If yo

J.J. October 14, 2014 at 6:11 am

Italy and Malta are not SE european, they’re usually just considered southern european as they’re centralised in the mediterranean but if you had to say SE or SW then they’d be considered SW

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