Puerto Rican

Bad Bunny

by Manila on August 25, 2017

Birth Name: Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: March 10, 1994

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish, possibly other)

Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican rapper.

Bad Bunny’s father, Benito Martínez, is a truck driver. Bad Bunny’s mother, Lysaurie Ocasio Declet, is a schoolteacher.

Bad Bunny’s maternal grandparents were Francisco Ocasio Santiago (the son of ? Ocasio and ? Santiago) and Isaura Declet Meléndez (the daughter of Antonio Declet Rivas and Juana Meléndez Rosado). Antonio was the son of Antonio Declet y Laureano and Monserrate Rivas y Valentín. Juana was the daughter of José Rey Meléndez y Marrero and Juana Jacinta Rosado y López.

Sources: Genealogy of Bad Bunny’s mother – https://www.myheritage.com

Birth record of Bad Bunny’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Declet Rivas – https://familysearch.org

Birth records of Bad Bunny’s maternal great-grandmother, Juana Meléndez Rosado – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Bad Bunny’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Antonio Declet y Laureano – https://familysearch.org


Kyla Ross

by bablah on August 24, 2017

Birth Name: Kyla Briana Ross

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 24, 1996

*African-American (paternal grandfather)
*Japanese (paternal grandmother)
*Filipino [Pangasinan, Cebuano], 1/4 Puerto Rican (maternal grandfather)
*English, German (maternal grandmother)

Kyla Ross is an American artistic gymnast.

Kyla’s paternal grandfather is Washington Ross, son of Frank Ross and Mary.

Kyla’s paternal grandmother was Shigeko Arai, daughter of Hiromatsu Arai and Maruko.

Kyla’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth K. Tano, son of Venancio Barlaan Tano and Flora Mabida. Venancio was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines to Guillermo Tacata Tano and Tomasa Jiminez Barlaan. Flora was born in Hawaii to Nicomedes Mabida, from Talisay, Cebu, Philippines, and Mary Feliciano who was born in Hawaii to Puerto Rican parents Juan Feliciano and Serafina Sanchez.

Kyla’s maternal grandmother is Dianna Milstead, daughter of Robert Marcellas Milstead and Freda Dierling/Deierling. Robert was the son of William Everette Milstead (son of Robert L. Milstead and Margaret Ellen Davidson) and Estella Dunham. Freda was the daughter of William Deierling (son of Gottileib Deierling and Maria Jane Blurton) and Freda Herboth (daughter of Herman Herboth and Bertha Reuss).

Sources: Kyla’s paternal grandfather Washington Ross on a 1940 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Kyla’s maternal great-grandmother Flora Mabida on a 1940 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Kyla’s maternal great-great-grandmother Mary Feliciano on a 1910 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Kyla’s maternal great-grandfather Robert Milstead on a 1910 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Obituary of Kyla’s great-great-grandfather William E. Milstead – familysearch.org

Kyla’s maternal great-grandmother Freda Deierling on a 1930 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Genealogies of Kyla’s great-great-grandparents William Deierling and Freda Herboth – findagrave.com

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com


Jamila Velazquez

by stlucas on August 22, 2017

Jamila Velazquez – “Criminal” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – AMC Loews Lincoln Square – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PRPhotos.com 

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 27, 1995

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Ecuadorian, Dominican Republic

Jamila Velazquez is an American actress and singer.

Jamila has stated that her father is of part Puerto Rican and part Ecuadorian descent, and her mother is of part Puerto Rican and part Dominican Republic descent.

Source: http://www.vibe.com


Kimberly Guilfoyle

by stlucas on August 19, 2017

Kimberly Guilfoyle – 15th Annual National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association New York Benefit – Photo Credit: Jakes Van Der Watt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 9, 1969

*Irish (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Kimberly Guilfoyle is an American television host, news personality, and lawyer.

Kimberly is the daughter of Mercedes (Gerena) and Anthony “Tony” Christopher Guilfoyle. Kimberly’s father was from Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. Kimberly’s mother was from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Kimberly was previously married to politician Gavin Newsom.

Sources: http://www.sfgate.com

Birth record of Kimberly Guilfoyle – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kimberly’s father, Anthony “Tony” Christopher Guilfoyle – http://www.legacy.com


Bianca Brigitte Van Damme

by madman on August 17, 2017

Ryan Guzman, Bianca Van Damme – 9th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards – Arrivals – The Palazzo Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Bianca Bree Van Varenberg

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 17, 1990

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish), Puerto Rican, 1/8th Jewish

Bianca Brigitte Van Damme is an American actress. She is the daughter of Gladys Elena Portugues, a former professional female bodybuilder and actress, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, an actor, martial artist, screenwriter, producer, and director. Her brother is actor Kris Van Damme.

Bianca’s father was born in Brussels, Belgium, and is of Belgian (Flemish), and one quarter Jewish, descent. Bianca’s mother, who is from New York City, is usually described as being of Puerto Rican descent.

Bianca’s paternal grandparents are Eugène Van Varenberg and Eliana.

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