Naya Rivera

by ethnic on May 16, 2010

Birth Name: Naya Marie Rivera

Place of Birth: Valencia, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 12, 1987

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

Naya Rivera is an American actress and singer. She played Santana Lopez on the television show Glee.

Naya is the daughter of Yolanda (White), a model, and George Rivera. Her father is of Puerto Rican and German descent. Her mother is of half black and half Puerto Rican ancestry. Naya stated this on the talk show The View. She has described herself as “half Puerto Rican, a quarter German, and a quarter African American”.

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Kimmel April 7, 2016 at 2:58 am

She is one of the most racially mixed people I have seen. She’s a wonderful combination of ethnicities and has a great complexion, but always leaves me asking: What are you?

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

In latín América people would consider her black or at least mulatta.

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm

No they wouldn’t and in most Latin American countries there’s a distinction between blacks and mulattoes (e.g. Dominican Republic, Brazil, etc.) she looks typically mestiza.

Samiiraa July 6, 2017 at 1:11 pm

No they would not. She doesn’t look mestiza either. She looks mixed with black and white with a little more white.

Dogg March 17, 2015 at 5:56 am

She’s multiracial.

me February 27, 2015 at 8:24 pm

latinas are bad represented in USA,Naya Rivera is ugly.

neiltennant April 3, 2015 at 5:51 am

then you have a different definition of ugly :-)()

ohHeyyy February 2, 2015 at 12:15 am


Naya’s father is half Puerto Rican half German
Naya’s mother is half Black half Puerto Rican. she says it about her mother here.

tinasheeeee January 15, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Who’s this girl?

noneofyourbusiness February 2, 2015 at 6:12 am

She’s on Glee. Her character is that lesbian cheerleader. She was also engaged to Big Sean (Ariana Grande’s current boyfriend).

shobohunter April 3, 2015 at 1:26 pm

never like the show

Check7t January 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Looks mestiza.

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Wow ppl calm down. For the record “ihatemostppl” is right brazilians ARE NOT HISPANIC/LATINO!! I do hate when ppl think this! And I do know cause I am 100% pretty af dark skin Colombian mami!yes 100 meaning born in my country of both parents also pure blood natives! Anyhow, naya,..she is not that pretty nor a true blood “Latina” but wldnt day fugly like Mariah Carey. This is what’s wrong w the world today-toooo much dam mixing and swirling going on today!! And when u hv too many races and ethnicities in one, that’s when u get ugly victims like Naya and Mariah.naya she is ehh but Mariah, she is ugly! And I’ve heard on tv naya tries to be like that kim whoredashian-WHY I DON’T KNOW!!!….on another note, nayas body IS NOT ALL THAT! She has a board body(no shape) AND no tetas !!plus she shld really keep her hair down.she has a terrible hairline,actually quite like Kim’s, very far back-it’s ugly!so overall, these 2 itches are ugly and overrated!yes I said it..peace!

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:01 pm

What? Brazilians are latino but not hispanic.

ME June 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

I think she is ugly as hell,this is for the ones who find latina woman attractive. She is not pretty like Jessica Alba,Sofia Vergara,Adriana Lima,Camila Alves,Eva Langoria,Jennifer Lopez etc.This woman has plastic surgery transformations for bad

ihatemostpeople June 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm

She is not ugly whatsoever. I’d like too see what you look like. Your ugly jealous ass over here judging people and their appearances…. I bet you look like shit. Btw Camila Alves is not a Latina. She’s a mulatto from Brazil. She’s African and Portuguese. Adriana Lima is not a Latina either. Brazilians are not considered [email protected]/Hispanics.

ME June 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Brazil is part of Latin-America,so, brazilians are latinos,not hispanic,hispanic and latinos are not the same thing, dumbass .Yes,Naya Rivera is very ugly. You can bet what you want,you’re just a internet’s loser who wants discuss with strangers .Get a life and go study before talk shit

ihatemostpeople June 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

Lnfao you dumbass bitch!!! You can’t even speak English, and you’re telling ME to get a fucking life? Fucking asshole hypocrite. YOU’RE the retarded bitch who’s ALWAYS posting ignorant bullshit on this fucking site. ALWAYS calling people ugly when you’re the ugly ass bitch here. I’m assuming you dropped out of high school since you can’t even type worth a shit. Fuck off. Lmfao it’s funny how some people think they know what the fuck they’re talking about, but in reality they are stupid as shit. Running their ignorant ass mouths, and exposing how fucking retarded they really are. Stupid ass piece of shit!!!!

ihatemostpeople June 10, 2014 at 12:03 am

AND yes you fucking moron, Hispanics and Latinos are the say goddamn thing. Go fuck yourself. You don’t know shit. Trailer trash inbred!!!!

Mary Jane June 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

My language is not english,and I speak the way I know and I want.I don’t will argue with ignorant with mental issues like you. If you want to know how don’t be dumbass, find me in the best university of Europe

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

No they are not the same thing.Not all latinos are hispanic, for examole brazilians.They don’t speak Spanish(then they are not hispanic) but They speak portuguese(making them latino).Although, not all brazilians would consider themselves latino, a real native brazilian would not do it.

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm

When I say native I am talking about indigenous.

Michella Murphy June 17, 2014 at 11:26 am

Brazil is in South America and they dont called themselves Latinas, but preto, you are an ugly bully!

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

What are you talking about? one thing is race and another language.Brazil is in Latín América. They speak portuguese a latín derivated language.Second, not all brazilians call themselves pretos Because Brazil is a multicultural country They have everything, only mulatos in Brazil call themselves pretos , a white brazilian would not say that is preto but whits.Third, nobody in Latín American use the word latino so much. In the same way Americans never say that they are Anglophones and less would say that latino is a race.

WTF June 4, 2014 at 5:59 pm

she kind of looks kim kardashian in some pictures

JasonBaker May 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I don’t think she’s pretty. She might have a good body, but I don’t think her face is pretty (not ugly tho). What I do think is that she is a talented actress. I like her singing skills too.

WTF June 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm

p.s. here is a picture to prove how much they look alike. she didn’t used to look like this? wtf happened to her? she’s basically transforming into the whore kim k! naya used to be prettier.

WTF June 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm

oops i replied to the wrong person lmfao sorry. i meant to reply to the message i wrote earlier.

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