Nina Dobrev

by Lil Vacha on April 13, 2010

Birth Name: Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva

Place of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria

Date of Birth: January 9, 1989

Ethnicity: Bulgarian

Nina Dobrev is an actress and model. She is known for starring in the series The Vampire Diaries.

Nina was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, to Bulgarian parents, Michaela (Radeva) and Konstantin Dobrev. When she was two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she was raised. She is fluent in English, French, and Bulgarian.

A picture of Nina with her father can be seen here. A picture of Nina with her mother and brother can be seen here.

Nina once stated “I’m a Gypsy, what can I say…” It is not clear if she was referring to being of the Romani ethnic group, or to the term “gypsy” as it is sometimes used to refer to lifestyle habits. It appears that Nina often refers to herself as a “gypsy” in this latter way.

Two of Nina’s grandparents are named Aleksandr and Efi.


photo by Featureflash /

{ 223 comments… read them below or add one }

bablah February 14, 2017 at 2:51 am

Grandparents (not sure what side) are Efi and Aleksandr.

visokozen May 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

I’m Bulgaria and she doesn’t look Bulgarian at all.

bablah May 6, 2016 at 4:29 pm

You’re a country? Wow, well done.

visokozen May 7, 2016 at 12:06 am

:) I didn’t see that. Sorry.

Hill October 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Huh, weird. Every Bulgarian I’ve met looks like her.

Mika February 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

Some of you are really dense… She’s clearly talking about the gypsy lifestyle.

xoxo October 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm

She looks Mexican.

ArnyDiaz February 23, 2017 at 2:16 pm

You Amerians are calling everything Mexican, lol
Mexican isn’t even a ethnicity.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:12 am

Looks 100% Bulgarian. Shut up already you conspirators…

legez August 29, 2015 at 5:45 am

nina looks like a typical Bulgarian girl. Some are even darker, doesn’t look Romani. Some Gypsies can be ethnically European too ( like the irish travelers)

legez August 29, 2015 at 5:44 am

jesus there are a lot of morons in these comments.

sparkles180 August 20, 2015 at 1:39 am

She never looked full white european to me but she mentioned gypsy which explain it.

andrew August 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Nina’s parents are Konstantin Dobrev and Michaela Levesky. And they’re not Gypsy.

mom and brother

her brother looks mainstream Eastern European

her dad has also a common look for Bulgaria.

andrew May 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

You could add the pics in the profile

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Looks Med or mestizo.

Check7t August 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Mestizos do not look fully Caucasian like Nina.

California July 25, 2015 at 5:19 am

Could pass for a Latina.

M May 31, 2015 at 7:14 am

Looks a bit like Victoria Justice

mermaid_ May 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm
nina April 19, 2015 at 3:42 am

Yeah, nina also looks kind of arab i think it’s because bulgaria is in the east next to the middle east

Rekta April 19, 2015 at 4:34 am

she doesn’t really look arab.. she could pass easily in any balkan countries.

undashing April 28, 2015 at 6:34 am

She could pass as a Turk as well.

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:34 am
eyaeyayooooo June 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

There are a whole lot of Turkish people in Bulgaria, I’m not saying she has some Turkish blood but there might be a possibility.

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Can you use a better picture?


Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

She could pass anywhere in SE Europe, could not imagine anywhere else except Italy.

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Ancient Thracians probably looked like her.

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

She just looks typical Bulgarian to me.

ihatemostpeople February 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Her mom must have cheated on her dad with a Hispanic man. She looks hella Latina.

Gurrl February 20, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Take off her tan and she doesn’t look out of place with her fellow Bulgarians. Seriously.

andrew February 21, 2014 at 8:48 am

how could that happen in Sofia??

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Latina not a race. Does not look mestizo or tri-racial, you’re stupid.

andrew February 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm


100% agree

andrew February 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm


100% agree

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm


She does not look “Latina” in anyway, except a white one of Spanish descent.

marjanel November 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

These people look more than mestiza.Also if they are also from Belize..Belize is not latin country.

Barbara Meek April 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

How does she look Latina? She actually looks very European and has very much European features. She does not look Latina at all.

marjanel August 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Latino is a European word,culture,blood and heritage.Stop using words if you don’t know their meaning.

annfast August 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

She don’t.

Michael January 10, 2014 at 9:25 am

She’s so cute.

dev December 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Sashko December 19, 2013 at 12:54 am

I am 100% Bulgarian and to me she doesnt look white.
We both are from Sofia, all members of my family are much paler than this bitch.
Its insulting me that americans started to classify who belongsto which race, you are one of the most mixed races in the world, look at your president.
Nina Dobreva is a dark skinned slut but i am still proud to be Bulgarian. So dont teach me to which race i belong you filthy mongrels!!!

Olivers December 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I hope you get what you deserve.
A lot of bulgarians have dark features and her skin might be just tan. Your just really stupid

andrew December 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm

quite stupid

scott December 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Ive been to bulgaria and all the people were much darker than her, everyone I met looked arab. It was the very south of the country near the Turkish border though if that makes a difference?

lolbye January 2, 2014 at 2:31 pm

You’re fucking stupid don’t bash on her just because she’s darker than you:she looks fine to everyone else. Lmaooo “dark” my ass, she’s flawless. No one was talking about you wtf do you mean by “teaching you which races”? Are you dumb? Lol she may be darker but she was born in bulgaria who cares if she’s mixed or what not. Gtfo you sound stupid.

lenkastyle January 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

more bulgarians look darker then her because Bulgaria is near Turkey. Bulgarians not a slavic they came from Turkic peope. like tatars. for example in russia was place calling Volgskaya Bulgaria here tatar from and other turkic nations. and Nina very beautiful,smart women. you are stupid asshole.

Sashko January 11, 2014 at 5:33 am

scott has been in the gypsy ghetto and lenka has no idea about history. tatars are mongoloid subhuman invaders who have destroyed everything on their march.
I am not interested about your point of view, I see the antifa scum has united to spred lies und to poison the world with their wrong tolerance.

lenkastyle January 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

i know history. right many gypsy live in bulgaria and i romania and ukraine.i told here what i hear about many people.only crimean tatars are asian. many tatars look tan like irina shayk or alsu.they didnt look asian right? many people told me that bulgarians come from turkic people. why you hate Nina?you think nina are gypsy?

DK1x February 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Here’s a pale version of her
Never judge a person by one pic dumbass.

JasonBaker October 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

Hazel eyes are like light brown, right? I don´t think her eyes are light brown, they´re just brown [and beautiful] IMO.

J.J. October 22, 2013 at 7:32 pm

correction; correct hazel eyes are usually a light brown however it can also be a red-ish brown as a hazelnut can be either a golden brown or red-ish brown, hence why I said her eyes are hazel without adding the light brown in brackets

Alice January 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

None of these people actually have hazel eyes. They are all brown eyed. Light brown eyes are not classified as hazel. The eye colour hazel is actually a brown/gold/green combination. Look up any definition of hazel eye colour and it is not mid brown or light brown eyes. It is a combination eye colour. I think the colour that J.J. says is forest green is actually hazel. All these brown eyed people do not have hazel eyes.

a light golden- or greenish-brown color.

of eyes: of a variable color averaging light greenish-grayish brown

J.J. January 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm

correction; hazel is not meant to be green with gold and brown and grey or a mixture of colours, it’s just a light honey brown resembling that of a hazelnut, some websites will say the ‘colour’ hazel is light brown but ‘hazel eyes’ are a green-ish brown but it’s a load of crap, hazel eyes are meant to be the actual colour ‘hazel’ but somehow people have started misusing it to identify multi-coloured eyes, unfortunately no ones done an actual study on this matter but there are many blogs with people stating what hazel truly is and how Europeans will use the term correctly but north americans and areas exposed to Americanisation have started misusing the term hazel. Research hazel eye misconception and you’ll get your answer, and if you look at blogs about hazel eyes from the UK or other parts of Europe they’ll identify hazel eyes correctly like this one;
and if you’ll look on the Wikipedia eye colour talk page people have tried numerous times to get Wikipedia to change the hazel eye section to saying hazel eyes are supposed to resemble a hazelnut rather than the small line they’ve put in the section sating that hazel is ‘sometimes’ considered synonymous with light brown or gold as in the colour of a hazelnut shell;
however since Wikipedia is an American website they’re bias with the information they put.
The first reference to eyes being compared tot he colour hazel was by Shakespeare (a European) where he compared a woman’s eyes to the reddish brown colour of a ripe hazelnut. I mean there not much more I can say on this matter it requires common sense to understand that hazel being used to describe multi-coloured eyes is an obvious misconception as a hazelnut is just brown and the colour ‘hazel’ refers to the colouration of such.

J.J. January 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm

alice both those dictionary definitions do describe hazel to be a light brown and/or yellowish brown or strong yellowish brown as in the colour of a hazelnut shell and the Wikipedia eye colour page does state hazel can be considered synonymous with light brown or gold as in the colour of a hazelnut shell; which is the true/original European definition

smiley January 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm
J.J. January 26, 2014 at 5:58 pm

and yes smiley I will agree with you on this one, I acted to quickly identifying her eyes as hazel, they’re too dark to be hazel so yes I would classify them as a generic brown

J.J. October 16, 2013 at 2:58 am

correction; her eyes are hazel and her hair is dark brown (brunette)

ectag September 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

The American (i.e. US) left are the ones who have promoted this idea that white = pale/Nordic. For very different reasons, the far left and racist far right (as in skinhead) have a similarly restrcted, revisionist view of ” white”. The far left likes to limit ‘white’ to pale blondes because the more people are considered non-white the bigger their perceived political base is. Neo-Nazis do the same thing, but out of the idea that pale ‘nordics’ are superior to darker whites.

The difference is that skinheads are a tiny cultish fringe whereas the far left types, though small in number, weild considerable influence in academia and media and hence on the culture at large.

The idea that a tan brunette like Nina isn’t white is so nuts it would make Hitler blush. Most whites have brown hair and eyes and are swarthy compared with people from the British Isles and Scandinavia, who are in fact the palest people in Europe and not representative of s typical Caucasian. That is a nordocentric or anglocentric view of whiteness. It’s like saying Vietnamese aren’t Oriental because they are darker than Japanese, or Xhosa aren’t black because they aren’t as dark as equatorial Africans. It’s ridiculous.

andrew September 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Left has no interest in this topic. There is no such thing as “typical caucasian” and people from Scandinavia (North Europeans) are different from the ones of British isles (Western Europeans). The first has a small homogenous population because of hard climate conditions, the second (England in particular) is over populated and heterogeneous in phenotypes

ectag February 7, 2014 at 5:09 am

People from Scandinavia and the British Isles have virtually identical DNA.

none April 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

i am convinced that many people who comment here must be mentally retarded. the Bulgarians are related to Greeks, Italians, Armenians etc.. she is White and dark like the overwhelming majority of Whites. She doesnt look Hispanic because if you concentrate on structural features, you can see she is obviously Caucasian. only in North America, Australia and northern Europe are the Blondies more predominant, no where else in Europe, sorry Neo-Nazis!

andrew August 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm

man Italians aren’t related to Armenians who aren’t themselves related to Greeks and Bulgarians (neighbours but with different culture). What a bunch of shit

Me myself and I August 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

Are you crazy? Bulgarians are related to Bosnians, Serbs, Montenegrins, Russians, Croats and other Slavs. Romanians are related to Greeks and Italians. But yes, she is white and and the majority of whites isn’t blond/blue eyed, pale. Plus original Hispanics are white (Spaniards), nowadays it’s a culture of the Spanish speaking world, not a race -.- the word you are looking for is Mestizo (half white half Asiatic including NA)

fatkat August 25, 2014 at 10:11 am

Bullshit! Romanians are NOT related to Italians and Spaniards. Just because they are part of the same language group it does not them make ethnically alike. They are of the same ethnical make up just like other Balkan nations. All Balkan people, especially Croatians and Bosnians are mixed and cannot be considered “Slavs”. They also don’t look anythig like typicall Slavs (Polish, Czech) and lack their flat faces and undefined features. They have slavic influence yes, but also many others like Illyrian (Croats), Turkish (Bosnians), Venetian (Croats) and so on

fatkat August 25, 2014 at 10:12 am

no they are not. Bulgarians are related to their neighbouring Balkan nations: Serbs, Croatians, Turks. You have absolutely no idea what you are on about

nina April 19, 2015 at 3:46 am

That’s not true lol there are also blondes in north africa and in south africa,

DK1x March 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm

She’s white obviously look at the following links
In case any of you haven’t noticed she looks like Victoria Justice. Victoria is only half hispanic.

andrew March 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

she’s from Bulgaria, Bulgaria is in Europe, Bulgarians are European people. So according to American Census she’s “white”.
End of story.

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Obsession “white-or-not-white” again

Eternise-Moi15 March 5, 2013 at 1:31 am

omg! some of these comments i see here are so stupid!
who really knows if you are 100% pure of one race?
because she’s tanned it means shes a gypsy? wtf! well she could have anything in her blood from Persian to Mongolian. And in Europe we don’t all look Swedish (light hair ,eyes and skin!!)
u can’t just call someone non-European because they are darker etc…
that’s due to so many wars and rulings in Europe and especially Bulgaria it was a part of many empires and ruled by the ottoman Turkish empire for over 200 years.

andrew March 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

how can you pretend Americans who never left the country can know something about the indigenous European people, this girl is simply a pretty brunette as many Bulgarian girls

me October 17, 2012 at 6:43 am

she looks Puerto Rican or Brazilian,I have seen thousands of girls like that.

andrew March 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

because most of Puerto Ricans are of Spanish ancestry, and both Spaniards and Bulgarians have predominantly a Mediterreanean look

nnnnn March 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

Yes, you right, but not completely. Bulgains were predominantly slavic. Their meditiranian look is a result
of long wars in their country

TheHelper September 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

What Race or Ethnicity?:


The above needs to be corrected. Bulgarian isn’t a Race, it’s a nationality.

Her Race or Ethnicity is Caucasian/White.

Me myself and I October 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

yes, her race is White/White European but her ethnicity or ancestry is Bulgarian that’s actually the meaning of ethnicity.. that’s where you originally come from :D so race and ethnicity aren’t the same..

rickyflo March 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Me…: you are right on that matter because ethnicity is created as culture rather than genes. It is like Hispanic/Latino, that is a set of ethnicities, not race. Some hispanics are european purely and that makes them caucasian.

rickyflo April 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

I should have said more for this, but I did not get to it, and now I am. However, don’t mix ethnicity and heritage together because they are not the same terminology for such. anyone that receives any origin is race and mostly heritage, but someone taught traditions and culture is ethnicity. A bit confusing but if a person learns the real meanings, they will understand by then!

theropod June 26, 2013 at 1:41 am

Her nationality is AMERICAN.

Her ethnicity is Bulgarian.

Her race is is Caucasian/white.

Race, nationality and ethnicity aren’t the same thing.

“American”, “Australian”, “Canadian”, “Argentinian”, “Brazilian”, etc are not ethnicities because they’re new world countries. Those in Europe, Africa and Asia ARE ethnicities.

andrew August 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

finally you wrote something correct

Svetlana123 August 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

You could also say that her race is Slavic, and Bulgarian is an ethnicity.

fatkat August 25, 2014 at 10:13 am

Slavic is not a race you idiot and Balkan people are not pure Slavs obviously

francescorivi May 21, 2012 at 5:54 am

i have spent many summers in greece since i was 9 months old and i have met many bulgarian people who came there for vacays as well. anyway i have a bulgarian friend in particular who looks exactly like her, not that beautiful of course lol, but she’s dark features as she does and has no romani blood in her. so i dont get whats wrong with her being and looking perfectly bulgarian.

DA X mann April 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

She defenetly looks Gypsie. In bulgaria their are millions of gypsie’s. Soon it will be a country full of them.

anon April 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I see a little Gypsy/Roma in her. She doesn’t look typical European I mean she’s far from Swedish. She’s gorgeous though.

bvision April 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

nina’s not part gypsy and neither of you have been to bulgaria

her look is typical there

and you’re a fucking idiot for thinking all europeans look swedish

dumb asses galore on this site

chicks823 May 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

lol too funny. like i said b4 ignorance unbelievable!

bvision April 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

you think all europeans look swedish?

you are by far the most ignorant poster i have ever encountered on this site

nnnnn September 26, 2012 at 1:08 am

BTW, not all swedish people look “swedish”

Svetlana123 August 24, 2013 at 11:50 am

How the fuck doesn’t she look European?
Obviously you haven’t seen many Slavic people as many of them have a similar facial structure to Nina Dobrev, and being tanned does not make you a gypsy.
Unless you know what you’re talking about, i suggest you don’t make idiotic comments like that.

Bobatu March 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Clearly Swedish

Ricki March 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

Ethnic arent we all *supposed to originally come from Africa* That is what most say on here all the time anyway,Some left and adapted to different climates and surroundings so that would mean we have all been around the same amount of time wouldnt it.You comment is confusing,

Over9000 May 20, 2012 at 1:25 am

Yeah, all homo-sapiens originally come from Africa. Fact.

TheHelper September 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm

It is not a fact, it’s a theory. It was disproven months after the Human Genome Project aired on tv.

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

she defenetly looks gypsie. in bulagaria there are millions of gypsies.
soon it will be a country full of them

Wow March 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm

i agree.

Doruntina April 7, 2012 at 11:04 am


millions?? 1% is the total populations of gypsies there and which probably add up to 200.000 gypsies in total which hardly mix with other and speak another language to Bulgarians. Nina is Bulgarian and she also speaks the Bulgarian language unlike the gypsies there.

bvision April 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

there aren’t millions of gypsies in bulgaria

there isn’t even half a million gypsies in bulgaria

what is up with the ignorant ass posters on this site?

Yolo March 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I believe that all bulgarians are considered macedonians. Macedonians developed are thought to have expanded in the region during the post-Roman period, although the exact mechanisms of this linguistic expansion remains a matter of scholarly discussion. Such lineages are also typically found in other South Slavs, especially Bulgarians, Serbs, Bosnians, Montenegrins, but also to the northern Greeks.

BRAZIL March 16, 2012 at 6:43 am



Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

Yes. They are.

*-* March 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Well,she can pass for mixed easily!

yes February 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

she is mixed. she is too pretty to be white.

Bella March 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

To yes..

How about these white people:

Rita ora
Cheryl cole
Antoniette Nikprelaj
Megan fox
Angelina Jolie etcetc

Are they all ‘tooo’ pretty to be white? Coz hun, they’re all white ! !

lopac March 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

this person is a complete retard. he or she defends ‘ssouthern europeans on being white. know he or she said’s they’re hidious and gross. how can this person is being allowed on this site.

BRAZIL March 16, 2012 at 6:43 am





Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 6:44 am

How can you be allowed on this site? You make the same comments, only you target Southern Europeans specifically.

iii April 2, 2012 at 5:42 am


megan fox is half native american

she is mixed

you are an idiot April 2, 2012 at 9:26 am

half native american, your are an idiot seriously,

Doruntina April 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

to iii

megan fox is less than 1 percent native. she even claimed that herself

DK1x March 29, 2013 at 10:01 am

Rita Ora is not white. She’s black and bleached herself to look more white and immigrated to England.

Bella February 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

By the way my last message was intended to ‘taylor.’

eMI February 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm


lol February 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

She is white she has this lips and is skinny white girl.

maria February 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

she’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!

TRUTHIE January 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Nina is Bulgarian Canadian. She moved to Canada at the age of 2 and was raised there. Place insert that in the article.

Me myself and I November 18, 2012 at 6:30 am

this is about ethnicity! not about nationality.. it’s not important if she lives in Canada or in Germany or in Australia.. she comes from Bulgaria, her blood is Bulgarian her mom is Bulgarian everything about her is Bulgarian.. and if she wants she can go to Mars she’ll always be 100000% Bulgarian so.. shut the fuck up! :D

Taylor January 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

So basically, what all of you are saying is that, everyone who is “bulgarian” or from “bulgaria” is white. Not true. I’m almost positive that there are black or mixed Bulgarians out there. If anyone is being ignorant, it’s
The people saying that all Bulgarians are white. The whole thing about race
Is stupid anyway because just because you look white, black, asian you are not fully that whole race because somewhere in your family tree, an asian had a kid with a black or white person or vice versa. No one is fully one race. And honestly, why should it matter what race people are, God
Made us all equal anyways.

storm January 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm

This site clearly says ETHNICITY. Nina’s ethnicity is Bulgarian. A black man from Bulgaria is only Bulgarian by Nationality not by ethnicity. So you are incorrect. A black man from England ain’t English ethnically now is he?

I agree that everyone is mixed but your argument was pointless. We are talking about ethnicity, not nationality.

Angantyr February 12, 2012 at 2:04 am

Depends on your view on ethnicity. But most would agree with you….however, it should not be used for racism. Black Bulgarians are equally Bulgarian because they would be part of the Bulgarian culture.

Also ”white” is quite loose. Slavs share a lot of genetics with Altaic people, same with Uralic people (and Scandinavians due to the mixing with Uralic) so who really cares about colour codes?

Angantyr February 12, 2012 at 2:06 am

Also, I disagree with you, Taylor. No one is more than one race. Everyone is one race. Ethnicity exists, races don’t.

Everyone is mixed, ethnically, far enough back but that does not mean they are ”mixed-race”, unless they have some Neanderthals in their family tree.

Elina February 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

In that case must every one identify as mixed?? :/ NO obviously not, people tend to identify with the most dominant race. With Nina, I highly doubt she is mixed, she definitely looks European BUT even if she did have some non-white in her down the line, what major difference would it make? Besides, its not about what we think, it’s her words. She says bulgarian so we should respect it.

Bella March 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

Europeans are not only pale! Seriously, look beyond the stereotypes! It shows just how narrow-minded and ignorant you are! Its like me saying that Kerri Hilson is too light to be fully black. Are you out of your mind?

Bella February 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

If it was a black women that looked slightly non-black you wouldn’t be saying that now would you?

Sarah March 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

There aren’t many black or mixed people in Bulgaria now and what about 20+ years ago.These are the Balkans not USA or South Africa. So yes it’s correct to say that bulgarian=white.

blanca March 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Ah yes Bulgarians are white – what the fuck a black Bulgarian? We are talking about a country that is still trying to eradicate Neo-Nazi ideologies the only reason there would be blacks there would be from the French.

Europeans have so much more phenotypic diversity than Africans, our hair colour ranges from blonde, to brown, to black, to red. Our eyes from blue to green to brown to almost black. Our skin from pale white in the north to olive in Mediterranean.

The pure black can be found Sub Saharan Africa (because he never migrated, his geographical region demanded no more from him) and west africa – all sharing the darkest hues of pigmentation, flat wide noses, full lips, prognatheous jaws, occipital buns, and relatively similar cranial measurements. The blacks in North America like Keri Hilson, whether you want to admit it or not, have European, Amerindian or Asian admixture somewhere down the line, which have resulted in their lighter skin hues, finer features and even lighter eyes, like in the case of Vanessa Williams.

ethnic March 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

I believe Africans have a far more diverse gene pool than any other race as their race has existed far longer than any other.

fuzzybear44 March 30, 2013 at 2:49 am


Well you might as well grab a banana,because you kind descends from monkeys to.Also stop speaking for god,I seriously doubt anyone was made inferior to anyone else.The only reason things are the way they are now is because ,over the generations certain groups wanted peace,why others took what they wanted through violence;and having the superior weapons at the time.If all thing weapons back in the day were even,no telling who would be on top right now

fuzzybear44 March 30, 2013 at 3:25 am

*while others

SUZ January 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm


BRAZIL March 16, 2012 at 6:45 am






DK1x March 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

There are two types of Gypsies – Roma Gypsies and Irish Travellers. Both have a nomadic lifestyle but are separate ethnic groups.

Just a gal January 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Her surname is Dobreva. If you are a girl born in Bulgaria your name is changed to female version. Her father’s surname is Dobrev, so her name is Dobreva. If she was born in Canada,where she grew up, it would be Dobrev. Many Europeans who’s countries do that, change their names to the American/Canadian version. Dobreva would sound too cultural for hollywood. Her middle name is also “Konstatinova” that is a Bulgarian surname. My good friend’s surname is Konstantionva (she is Bulgarian). Her middle name also follows the rule with adding an A at the end. For example, Anna Pavlova’s name has an A too. Her father’s name was Pavlov.

anen January 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Most ignorant comments here are from Americans and believe me they’re like the new Nazis. Nina looks lighter than Victoria Beckham who is a full English woman!

Over9000 May 20, 2012 at 1:27 am


me January 13, 2012 at 11:57 am

I did not say she was not white, I thought she was white with portuguese ancestry when I saw her in roommate, she had lighter skin. In this photo with natural hair she looks mixed.

Reitaa 'Latina' Rodriguez January 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Portuguese is white!

Misaaaaaa January 18, 2012 at 2:33 am

For the record, I agree that they and the rest of Southern Europeans are white.

I am just mocking those who think you have to be from Iceland to be white.

Elina February 15, 2012 at 9:58 am

To me:

Portuguese is WHITE!

Nicole January 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Nina Dobrev is bulgarian. Many bulgarians are white, but some ( the darker ones like nina dobrev ) come from a culture called gypsy, gypsies are people that traveled to many counrtries in Eastern Europe awhile back. But originally gypsies come from Egypt and India. :)

Acadiana January 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Nina is not a gypsy. So I have no idea why you would say she is one.

Nicole January 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Lol i never said she was a gypsy i said she looked like one….lol

Me myself and I November 18, 2012 at 6:43 am

Have you ever need a goddamned gypsy? what is wrong with all the Americans on here! She is a typical White girl! your stereotypes about White Europeans are so stupid that it hurts! No, we’re not only Icelandic or Swedish.. just like Blacks aren’t so dark that at night you could see them only because their white eyes and teeth.! Educate your fucking selves! your stereotypes about skin colours and your stereotypes about religion (Christians are a religion, Jews, Muslims and Hindu’s are a new race within the Human race blah blah blah) make me believe what Einstein (R.I.P.) said:
“The Universe and the human stupidity are endless. Only that I’m not sure about the first one” -_-

Me myself and I November 18, 2012 at 6:44 am

met* not need
what da fuck is wrong with me :D

Acadiana January 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I noticed you made the same comment below. She is not
a gypsy, and she does not look like one. There are millions of olive-skinned Bulgarians. They are not gypsies.

esther January 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

she is not darker than other bulgarians. and she is NOT gypsy. Just ordinary white eastern european girl.

what? February 19, 2012 at 12:09 am

IDIOT. You don’t know Europeans.. if she is a gypsy than most of Eastern Europe is Gypsy. Stupid ignorant fat fucking Americans. Do you think Europeans are all blonde barbies REALITY CHECK WE AREN’T SO STOP PRETENDING TO BE SOMETHING YOU AREN’T BECAUSE YOUR ANCESTORS BACK HOME DON’T FIT YOUR ALBINO DREAMS.

JENNIFER ANISTON IS NOT WHITE March 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm


Roger Is My Lover March 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

That was not nice at all.

Me myself and I November 18, 2012 at 6:46 am

you.. what am I going to say about you..?
YOU ROCK you just made me LMFAO! so true!
PS: stop reading my mind ;)

me January 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I thought she was Portuguese

me January 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm
COMMONSENSE January 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

yeah. she regards herself as a white woman like Ali Landry, Minka Kelly, and Catherine Zeta Jones? she should look in the mirror. They all should look in the mirror. Advice from the ever wise Me/Quinn.

me January 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

leave me alone

COMMONSENSE January 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Then leave me alone.

Alice January 13, 2012 at 3:24 am

She is white. All the women you quoted above are white. Do you think that Europeans are all blond and blue eyed? Blue eyes and blond hair are recessive traits. In Europeans you can have brown eyed brunets, blue eyed blonds and green eyed redheads all in the one family. My family is like this. Are you saying the brown eyed brunet is not as white as the siblings with the recessive genes? It really does my head in that people claim a Welsh lass like Catherine Zeta Jones is not white!! Nina comes from Bulgaria she is not Roma. You all need to read a bit more.

Alice January 13, 2012 at 3:26 am

Commonsense I’m not sure whether you were being sarcastic??

what? February 19, 2012 at 12:10 am

They are obviously all white women. People here are retarded

Pricesszz January 4, 2012 at 8:34 am

She is sexiii girl

Chloé January 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Hem. Chrissy, I’m sorry but you’re wrong when you say french people have a darker-colored skin than bulgarian people … Most french people are light-skinned sometimes even paled-skinned. I know it because I’m French and I’m white light-skinned. Nina Dobrev is indeed white caucasian, as european people are, as french, english, german people are. But we can say she has an olive-skin. But seriously, these conversation becomes quite ridiculous, do you really have to yell and argue for nothing ?

wrldgrl January 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm

They say that French “belong to the Latin” …

anen January 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Latin is an ancient language and yes French derives from that language. But what is your point exactly?

nicole September 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Wow, um ok? Everyone that doesnt agree with me then thats ok. But oringinally gypsies came from Egypt and India and Ethopia, therefore she could have came from any of those. Also she is not white, please lets not try to focus on skin tone just look at hair facial features.

panko October 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Ok, i personally am Bulgaria- are you saying that i’m not white, because i have the same skin tone and hair as her, or just because you are ignorant as fuck… I’m glad that there are people like you who finally told me that i’m black or asian- good to know…

chrissy October 22, 2011 at 2:27 am

just ignore stupid ignorant people… they only embarrass themselves… im bulgarian too and i find this completely ridiculous!! we are white caucasian and educated people know that.

Nicole January 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I’m sorry, but your the stupid one, actually i mean who insults people online i mean what did i ever do to you, NOTHING! So take your low life ass and go out and learn something…K?

chrissy October 22, 2011 at 2:25 am

omgg… seriously!! go read a book and educate yourself because you sound like a complete idiot… and that goes for absolutely everyone that thinks that bulgairans are not white!! being white Caucasian has NOTHING to do with the color of your skin do you know how dark most french people are … muccchhh darker than nina… i am bulgarian and we are WHITE CAUCASIAN!! all of us!! you will never hear a person from anywhere in Europe say bulgarians are not white!! lmaoo you are sooooo dumb!! shutt upppppppp!!! ohh and what exactly about her hair and features are not whiteeee… her features are completely Caucasian … and what are you talking about her hair for she has smoothe brown hair wtf is so non-white about that… lmaoo you are crazyy and soooooo uneducated … really stop embarrassing yourself

Nicole January 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Um… lol i find it funny how you come on here to insult me, gosh you really need to go out and get a life, i didnt do anything to you and you shouldn’t be offended so you need to shut the hell up….GOT IT?

Nicole January 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Btw….I am not dumb, I am educated, and your the stupid one coming on here insulting me i was stating a opinion…A OPINION…danggg and plus you dont know, what she is she could be gypsy, she might not, you never know, but the thing is that was stupid of YOU to insult me like that!!!!!:P

DK1x March 29, 2013 at 11:44 am

There are also Romanian gypsies and Irish gypsies. Although Irish people don’t like to be called gypsies. They prefer to be called “Travelers”. Don’t just focus on facial features but also the mentality and diseases in her family. Like for example Tay-sachs disease is disproportionately high among Jews then white non-Jews.

Nina lover September 23, 2011 at 4:16 am

Hey Guys Calm Down nina is not White and her colour isnt black or very Dark she is Tan Or Olive Who Cares about nina’s Colour as long as she is Talented ,Cute, Caring and funny with a Sexy Body then she is liked

Ariana decir-gracias! October 9, 2011 at 9:01 am

She is white. People from bulgaria are white. Who says white people MUST be pale skinned and blue eyed? Thats a stereotype and should make you feel dumb for thinking it!

BTW Im darker then nina and guess what? Im white!

Hate Me January 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

This site says you have to be pale, blonde, and have blue eyes to be white. You also have to be as “pure” as the driven snow.

Just look at Daniel’s comment on Megan Fox’s page. According to him, only Swedes and Danes are white.

Nina lover September 23, 2011 at 4:09 am

I agree with You she is not White cant u see the skin of the Salvatore brothers if u see elena and stefan colour she is plain but stefan is white she isnt black bt not white anyway who cares about her colour yh she is skinny funny caring and cute and she has a sexy body right she is talented to :)

lol September 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Last i checked White is a race not a skin tone.

lol September 23, 2011 at 8:30 pm

If you can’t accept the fact she’s White, maybe your racist butt should move onto another actress.

nina April 19, 2015 at 4:31 am

Stefan said that she had ‘this beautiful olive skin’

Katz September 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

She’s Bulgarian. Bulgarians are white Europeans. Not every white person has to necessarily be pasty.

And I doubt she’s a gypsy, gypsies don’t usually mix. And gypsies are originally from India, not Egypt.

nicole September 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Nina Dobrev isnt white i mean look at her, does she look white to you? She is gyspy a group of people that oringinated from Egypt long ago. They moved to different countries in Eastern Europe and then quickly became european. So everyone that thinks she is white is wrong…

VampireDiaries fan September 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Well I can tell she’s not white too, and I too wonder why people think she is, but she is from Bulgaria, but that too doesn’t mean anything

Serpent September 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

How stupid.

I have seen actual gypsies. They come from India and look absolutely nothing like Nina. Personally, she looks very white to me. I am not seeing the debate. You are aware that plenty of white people have her skin tone, right?

lol September 23, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Please link me to where she stated she was a Gypsy.

Oh wait, you can’t.

tara August 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

First off, love Nina, she is beautiful.
Second, I have NEVER heard anyone say that hispanic is not a race.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but it is.
Thirdly, Nina is not asian, and deff not black. She has a pale olive skin tone which makes her look white. But I’m sure if you asked Nina what race she is, she’s not going to say white, black, or asian, she’s going to say she’s bulgarian. Oh, and she was not born in Canada, she moved there when she was two.

Selene-The-Immortal August 8, 2011 at 2:19 am

I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but it is not, and those who say that it is are ignorant. Alexis Bledel and Zoe Saldana are both Hispanic. They are not of the same race. You can try to prove that Hispanic is a race, but you’ll be unsuccessful and you will fail because it’s simply not one.

Last but not least, Nina is white. She will say her race is Bulgarian? Bulgarian is not a race, just like Irish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian are not races either. They are ethnicities.

Delnegro August 8, 2011 at 2:23 am
Selene-The-Immortal August 8, 2011 at 2:25 am

Why are you causing trouble? I see you going back and forth on Pauly D’s board. You are silly.

Delnegro August 8, 2011 at 2:30 am

This kid jiffy or sum shyt was talkin head

Ariana decir-gracias! August 14, 2011 at 10:45 am


You are sadly mistaken and missinformed!

1) Hispanic is not a race, ( i’ve heard plenty claim it)

2) Nina is white, as the other person said, Bulgarian is not a race. If you ask her for her ethnicity she will obviously say Bulgarian, but if you ask her for her race she will obviously reply with ”white”

KL GIRL! August 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Whenever you see a beautiful white actress, singer whatever who has a tan she is immediately doubted for her race! :S I guess its the non-whites wanting her to be of their race. I mean, why else would there be an argument. And in all honestly, this always happens with the tanned whites. Its annoying. Its a stereotyoe that whites are blonde,blue eyed and pale skinned. There are many many naturally tanned whites and BTW Bulgaria is a hot country during summer and thus they may seem non-white. For me though, they look white. As for nina, she is bulgarian. She is white! And south europeans are also white. Im southeast europeans and dayemm im white! No 1 try tell me different!! People need to learn how to respect us!

susanna July 16, 2011 at 9:27 am

if you don’t know SQUAT about culture, don’t make stupid comments. just because she is T-A-N doesn’t make her less white than Germans, etc. Eastern Europeans are in fact Caucasian. BUT, they have the ability to tan naturally, unlike, “white” Caucasians, i.e. German, Swedish… I’m Romanian, so I know this. But, honestly, S T F U IF YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CULTURE.

Edinchovek July 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

She is brunette, thats why you think she isnt white? There are white people with brown (or even black) hair and blue eyes, or blonde hair and brown eyes, but they are still white. She doesnt look black or yellow to me, i dont believe that i am color-blind

Bella June 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Dude all those pl who think she isnt white, your all fuckin dumbasses EVERYONE and EVERYONE who is european is WHITE white is caucasion its not the color of a skin tone its a race yellow is asian black is most of africa and white is every where else then hispanic etc., whatever!! shes white and what the fuck is “oh italians greeks bulgarians theyr olives” where the hell did u get that bullshit lorraine there is no such race how dumb can you get its just because shes tan but shes still white damn how dumb do you get??!

ava June 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

i always thought she was either hispanic or brazilian.
shes very pretty though, love her on tvd

Selene-The-Immortal August 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm


She’s not, but she could be and still be of Eastern European descent. Hispanic and Brazilian are not races.

BRAZIL March 16, 2012 at 6:50 am



Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

It’s not one.

V123 June 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

I am Bulgarian and Bulgarians are all white. There was literally no way for them to mix their blood with other races, given the country’s cultural background. Only non-white people here are the gypsies, who don’t really mate with ethnic Bulgarians. She might be dark-tanned, but I can definitely recognize she is white. Some people here, like Lorraine, are ignorant and retarded. Bulgarians are a lot more light-skinned than Italians, Turks and Greeks, who are also white.

anonymous March 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm

People race is a social construct…it’s how you see it. Lol.
For example, to me she is “white” to others maybe not.
Because it’s a social construct.
I’m Romanian, and I think I am quite, but some might not say Romanians are white, it’s all your perception.

anonymous May 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

aaahhh somebody SMART :) i agree. also i am romanian too!!! :)

Nina lover September 23, 2011 at 4:22 am

I am Really White But Idc about color as long as sm1 is Cute talented loving and caring funny with nice feautures anyway i think Nina isnt white her colour is matching with her everbody has a colour that matchs with him

Ray March 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

@me myself and I..Its not that serious, who cares about her race! N I wasnt gonna say nuttin but i notice that ur sittin here copy n pasting a whole bunch of shit u got off the internet!! All that is irrelevant. Kiki has the right to say whatever she feels like saying but is it necessary to call her all sorts of bitches??!! NOT REALLY!! Ur probably them type of ppl who are scared to run ur mouth in person so u sit here behind a keyboard actin tough for nooooo reason because u kno ur identity is hidden. whether Nina is black, white, hispanic or asian doesnt matter; ur causing trouble over a gurl U DNT KNO!!!!!! so get ur panties out of that bunch u got them n relaxx

Nina lover September 23, 2011 at 4:26 am

Well You’re Right am a White European British , Who Cares about Colour of skin as long as nina is talented cute funny and caring with a Sexy Body Its fine whether she is black white tan or olive

ash March 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

ooo her character as katerina pertrova is from bulgaria too.. i wonder if they chose bulgaria just for her

Pearl March 5, 2011 at 3:22 am

Everyone needs to shut the fuck up. You guys are all dumbass cunts! Who gives a fuck if she’s white, black, Asian, or Spanish! That doesn’t make her any less gorgeous! The point is that Nina dobrev is fucking beautiful so get the fuck over what race she is! you arrogant pathetic bitches! If she were white or not does it fucking matter? I bet she’s still more beautiful then any of you bitches will ever be!

Anonymous March 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Spanish is not a race.

Melanie January 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

There are as many diverse looking white people as there are any other race but if you’re european descent (if im not mistaken) then you are white….sorry!

Adam January 11, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Great-looking girl–a Slavic beauty, like my mother. The Vampire Diaries is, from a man’s perspective, a ghastly show, which should only be watched by men with the volume off…

Rachel November 5, 2010 at 6:22 pm

How the hell are Bulgarians not white? You people are literally RETARDED.

Kiki November 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm

She’s actually born in Canada but she is sooooooo pretty. I knew she wasnt white, it’s not very commomn you see WHITE people with baby hair

LIL VACHA November 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm


Lorraine November 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

lol, bulgarian isn’t white exactly. not all people from europe are white, for example, turks, spaniards, southern italians, greeks… i wouldn’t class those races as white. i would say olive to be honest

LIL VACHA November 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm


Me myself and I January 7, 2011 at 4:04 am

yes all Europeans are White stupid bitch!
all people from those countries:
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Northern Ireland
San Marino
Wales.. if you are White and if you live somewhere, where it’s always Summer you would probably tan.. bitch people from south Europe are White (Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Spain…e.t.c) they tan.. and Whites are named after their skin colour and it’s logical.. but if they tan then they are not White any more.. and skin is not all what matters.. Whites have typical facial structures.. you stupid Americans have never left your country and you want to talk about Italy, Spain e.t.c come to these countries and when you see how White they are you’ll shut you fuck up! when ever a Spaniard lefts Spain and goes to England 2 months later he/she is the Whites person in the world..BYE bitches she is White you wish that she is not but she is..! DUH

Me myself and I January 7, 2011 at 4:06 am

there is no Olive race.. only White, Black and Yellow (Asian).. you jealous bitch you wish that she is not White but she is DUH look at her face

nina April 19, 2015 at 4:38 am

And what colour are hispanics and arabs then?

Ariana decir-gracias! August 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

Your stupid. there is no such thing as the olive race. Show some concern to your race and not ours, we are quite knowledgeable about our culture and we know what race we are. I’m south european and i’m white! You seem very interested in us, why not study on our race?

pachina November 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm

She was born in Bulgaria, she moved to Canada when she was two.

Me myself and I January 7, 2011 at 3:57 am

and I knew that you are stupid.. Bulgarians are White as all other Europeans! all people from:
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Northern Ireland
San Marino
Wales are White

Manny March 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Calm the fuck down! Some misinformed individual calls her something else and you go haywire. You must be a darker skinned European..insecure much?

Anonymous March 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I have to say this . . . you are literally retarded.

Sound_Soldier September 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

she’s a sublime woman !!

nicole September 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm

wow she is beatiful

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