Snooki

Snooki in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 23 November, 1987

Ethnicity: Chilean [Indigenous, some Spanish]

Snooki, also known under her legal name, Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, is an American reality television personality, television host, author, professional wrestler, and dancer. 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, 2001.

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

A 23andMe DNA test whose results were displayed on YouTube stated that Snooki’s genetic ancestry is:

*61.5% East Asian & Native American
——–*59.5% Native American [Chile]
——–*1.5% Broadly East Asian & Native American
——–*0.2% Siberian
——–*0.2% Broadly East Asian
*31.2% European
——–*20.6% Iberian
——–*1.5% Broadly European
——–*0.4% British & Irish
——–*0.4% Ashkenazi Jewish
——–*0.3% Broadly Southern European
——–*0.1% Broadly Northwestern European

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

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323 Responses

  1. stlucas says:

    23andMe Test:

    61.5% East Asian & Native American
    –59.5 % Native American (Chile)
    –0.2% Siberian
    –0.2% Broadly East Asian
    –1.5% Broadly East Asian & Native American

    31.2% European
    –20.6% Iberian
    –0.4% British & Irish
    –0.4% Ashkenazi Jewish
    –8.3% Broadly Southern European
    –0.1% Broadly Northwestern European
    –1.5% Broadly European

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbU3Snfwcoo

  2. neiltennant says:

    she could easily fit in a gipsy family from serbia

    • midori29 says:

      @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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