Grigor Dimitrov

by wanderer on September 16, 2016

2013 Tennis - The Boodles 2013 Tennis Challenge - June 21, 2013

Birth Name: Grigor Dimitrov Dimitrov

Place of Birth: Haskovo, Bulgaria

Date of Birth: 16 May, 1991

Ethnicity: Bulgarian

Grigor Dimitrov is a Bulgarian professional tennis player. He is the son of Maria and Dimitar Dimitrov. In addition to his native Bulgarian, he speaks English.

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Poli Genova

by Manila on March 7, 2016

Birth Name: Poli Plamenova Genova

Place of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria

Date of Birth: 10 February 1987

Ethnicity: Bulgarian

Poli Genova is a Bulgarian singer. She was placed 4th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. She previously represented in 2011, but did not qualify to the finals. Her father is Plamen Genov.

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Dilma Rousseff

by Manila on September 25, 2015

Dilma Rousseff

Birth Name: Dilma Vana Rousseff

Place of Birth: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Date of Birth: 14 December, 1947

*Bulgarian (father)
*Brazilian, including Portuguese, possibly other (mother)

Dilma Rousseff is a Brazilian economist and politician. A member of the Workers’ Party, she served as the 36th President of Brazil, from 1 January, 2011 until 31 August, 2016, when she was impeached from office. She was previously Minister of Mines and Energy, from 1 January, 2003 to 21 June, 2005, and Chief of Staff of the Presidency, from 21 June, 2005 to 31 March, 2010.

Her father, Petr Rusev (later Pedro Rousseff), was born in Gabrovo, Principality of Bulgaria. Her mother, Dilma Jane da Silva, is Brazilian. Dilma is married to Carlos Franklin Paixão de Araújo. She was previously married to Cláudio Galeno Linhares.

Dilma’s paternal grandparents were Stefan Rusev Stoyanov (the son of Rusi Stefanov) and Tsanka Petrova Kornazheva (the daughter of Petr Kornazhev).

Dilma’s maternal grandparents were Odilon Silva and Ana Coimbra.

Source: Genealogy of Dilma Rousseff – http://www.geni.com

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Ivi Adamou

by Angelalibohova on August 6, 2014

Place of Birth: Paralimni, Famagusta, Cyprus

Date of Birth: November 24, 1993

Ethnicity: Greek Cypriot, Bulgarian

Ivi Adamou is a Greek Cypriot singer. She was born in Paralimni, Famagusta, Cyprus, to a Bulgarian mother, Mariana, and a Greek Cypriot father, Adamos Adamou.

Ivi represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, with the song La La Love.

Source: http://www.youtube.com

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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.

Source: http://www.nugget.ca

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