by ethnic on February 1, 2010

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 23 November, 1987

Ethnicity: Chilean

Snooki, also known under her legal name, Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, is an American reality television personality, author, dancer, and professional wrestler. She is known for starring on the reality show Jersey Shore.

Snooki was born in Santiago, Chile, and was adopted by an American family of Italian heritage. She was raised in New York. She has stated that she biologically has Spanish heritage, and that she had then not met her biological parents.

Snooki is a self-proclaimed “guidette” who received her nickname “Snooki” in middle school, after the character “Snooki the Cootchie Crook” from the film Save the Last Dance.

Snooki is married to Jionni LaValle, with whom she has two children.

A DNA test of undetermined reliability, shown on television in 2014, stated that Snooki has Romani, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovakian, Russian, Andalusian (Spanish), Jewish, Iberian (of unspecificed ethnicity), Middle Eastern (of unspecificed ethnicity), South Asian (of unspecificed ethnicity), and East Asian (of unspecificed ethnicity) ancestry.

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neiltennant August 30, 2016 at 11:34 am

she could easily fit in a gipsy family from serbia

midori29 November 30, 2017 at 12:18 pm

@Neiltenant Gypsies originally came from India and the Middle East. They were called “gypsies” because the Europeans they first encountered thought they look Egyptian, gypsies is short for Egyptian.

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