KZ Tandingan

by Manila on April 3, 2018

Birth Name: Kristine Zhenie Lobrigas Tandingan

Place of Birth: Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Date of Birth: March 11, 1992

Ethnicity: Filipino, some Chinese

KZ Tandingan is a Filipino singer. She is the winner of the first season of The X Factor Philippines.

KZ is the daughter of “Tex” Canseco Tandingan, Jr. and Marites Lobrigas.

The surname Canseco is of Chinese origin.


Rene Gube

by stlucas on April 3, 2018

Rene Gube – East West Players 50th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner and Silent Auction – Arrivals – Hilton Universal City Hotel, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive – Universal City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Rene G. Gube

Place of Birth: Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 15, 1979

Ethnicity: Filipino

Rene Gube is an American comedian, actor, and writer.

Rene’s parents are from the Batangas and Pampanga, the Philippines. Rene was raised in Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego, California. He is married to actress and comedian Briga Heelan, with whom he has a daughter.



Angeline Flor Pua

by Manila on March 26, 2018

Place of Birth: Antwerp, Belgium

Date of Birth: 17 April, 1995

Ethnicity: Filipino, some Chinese

Angeline Flor Pua is a Belgian beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Belgium 2018. She will represent Belgium in the Miss World 2018 and Miss Universe 2018 competitions.

Angeline’s parents, Florentino Yuzon Pua, Jr. and Maria Adela Sarmiento, are Filipino emigrants, the aforementioned from Manila.

Angeline’s paternal grandparents were Florentino Ruste Pua and Eldegardes Navarro Yuzon (the daughter of a man surnamed Yuzon and Leonora Bonleon Navarro). Leonora was the daughter of Enrique Navarro and Maximina Bonleón.

The surnames Pua and Yuzon are of Chinese origins.


Birth record of Angeline’s father –

Court record of Angeline’s paternal grandmother, Eldegardes Navarro Yuzon – G.R. No. L-27402 (July 25, 1981)


Catriona Gray

by Manila on March 19, 2018

Birth Name: Catriona Elisa Gray

Place of Birth: Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: 6 January, 1994

*Scottish (father)
*Filipino [Bicolano] (mother)

Catriona Gray is a Filipino-Australian beauty queen and model. She will represent the Philippines in Miss Universe 2018. She was previously the Top 5 finalist in Miss World 2016, representing the Philippines.

Her father, Ian Gray, was born in Fraserburgh, Scotland, who immigrated to Stratton, a suburb in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Her mother, Normita Ragas Magnayon, is Filipino, from Oas, Albay.

Catriona was named after her paternal grandmother.

Catriona’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, John Gray, of Longside, Aberdeenshire.

Catriona’s paternal grandfather was John Gray (the son of John Gray and Mary Will). Catriona’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Gray and Jane Fraser. Mary was the daughter of George Buchan Will and Mary Gerrard.

Catriona’s paternal grandmother was named Catherine Ross.

Catriona’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Magnayon and Ragas.

Sources: Birth record of Catriona’s paternal great-grandfather, John Gray –

Genealogy of Catriona’s paternal great-grandaunt, Margaret (Will) Thornton –

Immigration record of Catriona’s paternal grandmother, Catherine (Ross) Gray –


Nathalie Hart

by Manila on March 15, 2018

Birth Name: Princess Tinkerbell Cristina Marjorie Pedere Snell

Place of Birth: San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines

Date of Birth: April 14, 1992

*English (father)
*Filipino [Tagalog] (mother)

Nathalie Hart is a Filipino actress.

Her father, Keith Hamilton Snell, was born in Surrey, England, and migrated to Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia. Her mother, Cristine Pedere, is Filipino.

Nathalie’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, William Snell (c. 1786-1790, Devon).

Nathalie’s paternal grandfather was Leslie Robinson Snell (the son of Frank Robinson Snell and Marian St Bernard Humby). Frank was the son of Albion Snell and Harriet Jane Robinson. Marian was the daughter of an unknown father and Ellen Humby.

Nathalie’s paternal grandmother was named Elsie Wise.

Sources: Birth record of Nathalie’s father –

Marriage record of Nathalie’s paternal grandparents, Leslie Robinson Snell and Elsie Wise –

Nathalie’s paternal grandfather, Leslie Robinson Snell, on the 1901 England and Wales Census –

Marriage record of Nathalie’s paternal great-grandparents, Frank Robinson Snell and Marian St Bernard Humby –

Baptismal record of Nathalie’s paternal great-grandfather, Frank Robinson Snell –

Marriage record of Nathalie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Albion Snell and Harriet Jane Robinson –

Baptismal record of Nathalie’s paternal great-grandmother, Marian St Bernard Humby –