Stefanía Fernández

by ethnic on August 26, 2009

Miss-Univers-2009

Birth Name: Stefanía Fernández Krupij

Place of Birth: Mérida, Mérida State, Venezuela

Date of Birth: September 4, 1990

Ethnicity: Venezuelan (Galician Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish)

Stefanía Fernández is a Venezuelan television host, model, and beauty queen. She was Miss Venezuela 2008 and Miss Universe 2009.

Stefanía is the daughter of Nadia Krupij Holojad and José Luis Fernández. Her father is of Galician Spanish descent. Her mother has Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish ancestry.

Stefanía’s paternal grandparents are Emilio Fernández and Celia Acuña. They moved from Nigrán, Galicia, Spain, to Venezuela, to escape the Francisco Franco dictatorship.

Source: http://www.abc.es

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andrew July 22, 2017 at 10:02 am

Her paternal grandparents, Emilio Fernández and Celia Acuña, moved from Nigrán, Galicia, Spain, to Venezuela, to escape from Francisco Franco dictatorship.

http://www.abc.es/hemeroteca/historico-26-08-2009/abc/Gente/los-orgullosos-abuelos-gallegos-de-stefania-fernandez-miss-universo-2009_1023624684811.html

Anya December 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Guys her Galician side is not Galicia Poland/Ukraine it’s Galicia, Spain… the reason for the similarities in names is because they were both colonized by the Celts ages ago

basquegalician March 14, 2011 at 6:28 am

i see in her more Galician appearance (from NW Spain) than eastern european, but she is too tanned to be a northern spanish woman…

Anya December 16, 2011 at 3:44 am

I have to disagree with you there, yes she does look like her Galician side as well because she has a more western European look to her, but she could definitely pass in Slavic countries regardless of not having fully Eastern European features. Compare here to these Slavic girls:

http://www.mission-beauty.com/gall/Galeria95/IMG_0251.JPG http://209.85.62.24/28020/33/0/p414455/Miss_Ukraine___Olesya_Stefanko.jpg http://img.aktualne.centrum.cz/400/95/4009531-akce-v-lekarne-jany-dolezelove-lucie-smatanova.jpg

Also she’s tanned! I’m Polish and I tan like her… most Europeans tan :\

ethnic April 14, 2010 at 11:01 pm

very exotic 5 stars!

drexxx April 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

omg I didn’t finish my comment; I wanted to say there is a large community of polish people in france but unfortunately i don’t have polish friends, i have some half polish firends but not fully polish lol

zuzanna July 25, 2010 at 9:06 am

thanks for warm words ;)) drexx! Matt Pokora is half Polish :))

drexxx April 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

yeah this is very interesting !!!!!!! i didn’t know so much about galicia and poland, yet there is a largeexcept the fact that your president just died !!! so sad !!!
But like i said before, galicia is also a state in spain, so i wonder if she could have spanish (or spaniard idk) ancestry

marjanel August 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

It is Galicia from Spain , It is obvious that she has Spanish blood, her last name is Fernandez.

zuzanna April 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm

but not everyone in Galicia, btw i am living in old Galicia ;p

zuzanna April 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm

yes, they can have another heritage
see this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szlachta – read about Polish szlachta, many people in Galicia have ‘blue blood’, and this is very possible that she came from Szlachta because many went to the South America before war like owners of my city, the Tarnowscy family live in South America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorals – read about Polish górals, they have very characteristic surnames

drexxx April 3, 2010 at 7:33 pm

btw zuzanna, do you know how different are galician ppl (from poland) from regular polish ppl ???

drexxx April 3, 2010 at 5:29 am

oh funny, because it’s also a state in Spain !!! that could explain her surname which sounds spanish !!

zuzanna April 3, 2010 at 3:28 am

Galicia is a state in Poland.

marjanel August 16, 2014 at 8:46 pm

But , this Galicia is in Spain not Poland

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