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Denise Quiñones

by Manila on January 5, 2017

Birth Name: Denise Marie Quiñones August

Place of Birth: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: September 9, 1980

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish, possibly other)

Denise Quiñones is a Puerto Rican actress, model, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Universe 2001.

Denise is the daughter of Héctor Quiñones and Susana August.

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Stephanie del Valle

by Manila on January 5, 2017

Birth Name: Stephanie del Valle Díaz

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: December 30, 1996

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish, possibly other)

Stephanie del Valle is a Puerto Rican musician, model, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss World 2016.

Stephanie is the daughter of lawyer Jesús del Valle and Diana Díaz.


Monica Puig

by stlucas on January 2, 2017

Birth Name: Monica Puig Marchán

Place of Birth: Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: September 27, 1993

*Cuban [Catalan, possibly other] (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Monica Puig is a Puerto Rican professional tennis player. She was born in Hato Rey, San Juan, to a Puerto Rican mother, Astrid Marchán, and a Cuban-American father, José Puig. She has a brother, Ricardo. The family moved to Miami, Florida, U.S., when Monica was one year old.

Monica’s paternal grandparents were both of Catalan origin.

Monica’s maternal grandparents were Astrid Puras de Marchán and Rafael Marchán Cintrón.

Monica speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Her parents and brother are pictured here.

Sources: (in Spanish) (in Spanish)

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Natalie Morales

by stlucas on December 17, 2016

Birth Name: Natalie Leticia Morales

Place of Birth: Taipei, Taiwan

Date of Birth: June 6, 1972

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Brazilian (mother)

Natalie Morales is an American journalist. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to a Puerto Rican father, Mario Morales, and a Brazilian mother, Penelope. She grew up in Panama, Brazil, Spain, and the U.S.

She speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Her father is pictured here. Her mother is pictured here.


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Oscar de la Renta

by stlucas on December 4, 2016


Birth Name: Oscar Arístides Renta Fiallo

Place of Birth: July 22, 1932

Date of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Death: October 20, 2014

Place of Death: Kent, Connecticut, U.S

Ethnicity: Dominican, Puerto Rican, Spanish (Extremaduran, Castilian)

Oscar de la Renta was a Dominican-American fashion designer. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to a Dominican mother, Carmen Maria Antonia Fiallo Pérez, and a Puerto Rican father, Oscar Avelino Renta Negrón.

Oscar’s paternal grandparents were Juan José Renta López and Antonia López Meletiche.

On his father’s side, his ancestors Rodrigo Ortiz y Vélez and Juan Miguel Sánchez Ortiz were born in the Spanish municipalities of Almendralejo, Extremadura, and Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, respectively, making Oscar 1/4096 Extremaduran Spanish and 1/8192 Castilian/Murcian Spanish.

Oscar’s maternal grandparents were Johanna Peres Yarloop and Juan Jamon Rodriguez Fiallo (the son of José Alfonso Rodriguez Aguirre and Anacleta Fiallo Nobles). Anacleta was the daughter of Gabriel Fiallo and Antonia Nobles.

Sources: Genealogy of Oscar de la Renta –

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