Puerto Rican

Shalim Ortiz

by madman on October 22, 2017

Shalim Ortiz – People en Espanol Celebrates 12th Annual 50 Most Beautiful Issue – Arrivals – Mansion New York – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: February 26, 1979

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Dominican Republic, Spanish, distant French, Russian, and Montenegrin (mother)

Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican singer and actor.

Shalim is the son of Charytín Goyco, a singer, television hostess, and actress, and Elín Ortiz (María del Rosario Goico Rodríguez), an actor, comedian, and producer. His father was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. His mother is from the Dominican Republic, and has a Spanish mother and a Dominican Republic father, who has Spanish, French, Russian, and Montenegrin ancestry.

Shalim is married to Leslie Ann Machado, with whom he has a son.

Shalim’s maternal grandfather was Salvador Goico Morel (the son of Felipe Augusto Goico Martínez and Isabel Emilia Morel Bobadilla). Felipe was the son of Genaro Goico Cebollero and Matilde Martínez. Isabel was the daughter of Emilio Morel Peguero and Isabel María Bobadilla Resoller.

Shalim’s maternal grandmother was María del Rosario Rodríguez. María was born in Asturias, Spain.

Shalim’s Goyco line can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Gerónimo/Guennadiy Goicovich, who was born in Yugoslavia, of Russian and Montenegrin descent, and to his wife, Dolores Cebollero, who was Spanish, from Aragón, Spain.

Another one of Shalim’s fourth great-grandfathers, Emilio Morel Peguero, was born in France, and was a poet, lawyer, and journalist. Another one of Shalim’s fourth great-grandfathers, Juan Morel Doñac, was French.

Sources: Genealogy of Shalim Ortiz – https://wiki2.org

Notes on Shalim’s ancestors – http://www.idg.org.do


Travis Pastrana

by stlucas on October 8, 2017

Birth Name: Travis Alan Pastrana

Place of Birth: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1983

*Puerto Rican, Swiss-German (father)

Travis Pastrana is an American professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer.

Travis’ uncle (father’s brother) is American football quarterback Alan Pastrana. Travis is married to skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins.

Travis is the son of Deborah Ann “Debby/Debbie” Williams and Robert L. Pastrana. Travis’ father has Puerto Rican and Swiss-German roots.

Travis’ paternal grandfather was Charles Adolph Pastrana (the son of Juan/John Diaz Pastrana and Julia Miro). Travis’ grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Puerto Rico.

Travis’s paternal grandmother was Elise Ruth Buser (the daughter of Henry R. Buser, Jr. and Elyse/Elise/Elis Mohler). Travis’ grandmother Elise was born in Maryland, to parents from Switzerland.

Sources: http://www.capitalgazette.com

Travis’ paternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Travis’ paternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Travis’ paternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com/


Kevin Corrigan

by stlucas on October 5, 2017

Birth Name: Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan

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

Date of Birth: March 27, 1969

*Irish (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Kevin Corrigan is an American actor.

Kevin is the son of Carmen (Leon) and Kenneth Patrick Corrigan. Kevin’s father was of Irish descent. Kevin’s mother is Puerto Rican. Kevin is married to actress Elizabeth Berridge, with whom he has a daughter.

Kevin’s paternal grandparents were John Corrigan and Rose Smyth. John and Rose were born in County Meath and County Cavan, Ireland, respectively.

Sources: http://kevincorrigan.net

Obituary of Kevin’s father – http://obittree.com

Photo by vonora/www.bigstockphoto.com


Rico Nasty

by ethnic on October 1, 2017

Rico Nasty – “The Fate of the Furious” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Radio City Music Hall – New York City, NY, USA -Photo Credit: Lisa Holte / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: May 7, 1997

*African-American (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Rico Nasty is an American rapper. Her father is black and her mother is Puerto Rican. She stated her ethnicity in an interview. She also stated that she is not able to speak Spanish, despite her mother being fluent in the language.


Kiara Belen

by stlucas on September 30, 2017

Kiara Belen – 1st Annual “Legends Beyond” Gala – Arrivals – Private Mansion Estate – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kiara Nativity Belen

Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 16, 1990

*African-American (father)
*Puerto Rican, Colombian (mother)

Kiara Belen is an American model and athlete. Kiara is most known for being a contestant on the nineteenth season of America’s Next Top Model.

Kiara has described herself as “Puerto Rican, Colombian, and black”. Kiara’s father is African American. Kiara’s mother has Colombian and Puerto Rican roots. Kiara was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, by her mother and stepfather, Erik Proctor.

Kiara is the daughter of Ana Maria Belen and Stanley “Stan” A. Reid III.

Kiara’s paternal grandmother was Edith Maxine (the daughter of Evelyn Constance Browning). Evelyn was born in North Carolina, the daughter of Winlow Walford and Lucille Browning.

Kiara’s maternal grandmother is Ana Maria Belen Senior. Ana was born in Colombia.

Sources: http://www.newuniversity.org

Birth record of Kiara’s paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Constance Browning – http://www.familysearch.org

Kiara’s paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Constance Browning, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kiara’s paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Constance Browning – http://www.legacy.com