Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 1, 1984
Ethnicity: Mexican, African-American, Native American, Irish
Naima Mora is an American model. She won Cycle 4 of America’s Next Top Model.
She is the daughter of Theresa Mora, a jazz vocalist and entrepreneur, and Francisco Mora Catlett, a jazz percussionist.
Naima’s paternal grandfather was Francisco Mora Perez. Franciso was born in Michoacán, Mexico, and was a weaver, musician, and painter.
Naima’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Catlett (Elizabeth A. Catlett, the daughter of John H. Cattlet and Mary Carson). Elizabeth was a sculptor, painter, and printmaker. Elizabeth was African-American; she made a black marble bust entitled Naima in 2001, based on her granddaughter. John was the son of David Catlett and Louisa/Louise Jamison/Junerson.
Sources: Naima’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth A. Catlett, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Naima’s maternal great-great-grandparents, David Catlett and Louisa/Louise Jamison/Junerson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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