Vanessa Lachey

by ethnic on August 20, 2008

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Birth Name: Vanessa Joy Minnillo

Place of Birth: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

Date of Birth: November 9, 1980

Ethnicity:
*50% Filipino
*25% Italian
*12.5% Irish
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish

Vanessa Lachey, previously credited under her birth name, Vanessa Minnillo, is an American television personality and host, beauty queen, model, and actress. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and is famous for hosting Total Request Live on MTV from 2003 to 2007. Vanessa is married to singer Nick Lachey, with whom she has three children.

Vanessa’s father, Vincent Charles Minnillo, an American Air Force officer, is caucasian, and is of one half Italian, one quarter Russian Jewish, and one quarter Irish, descent. Vanessa’s mother, Helen Ramos (Bercero), is a Filipina from Manila.

Vanessa’s paternal grandfather is Vincent John Minnillo (the son of Christopher R. Minnillo and Ann Theresa Defelice). Christopher and Ann were both born in Pennsylvania. Christopher was the son of Italian emigrants, Francesco Minnillo and Maria Carolina Federico, from Matrice, Campobasso, Molise. Ann was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Savino Defelice/di Felice, from Rivisondoli, Abruzzo, and Maria Ramicone.

Vanessa’s paternal grandmother is Marilyn Edith Levy (the daughter of Julius Levy and Anna Beatrice Collins). Julius was born in Ohio, to Russian Jewish parents, Henry Levy and Mary. Anna was also born in Ohio, to Irish immigrants, James Collins, from Mayo, and Bridget Agnes McGinty.

Vanessa’s maternal grandparents are Froilan Bercero and Julita Ramos. Froilan and Julita are both Filipino.

Sources: http://web.archive.org

Vanessa’s birth record – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Vanessa’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Vanessa’s father – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Birth record of Vanessa’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Francesco Minnillo – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Vanessa’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maria Carolina Federico – https://www.familysearch.org

Vanessa’s paternal great-grandparents, Julius Levy and Anna Beatrice Collins, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Sol March 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm

Initially thought she was 100% Filipina because she looks very Filipina like her mother, she does not look at all eurasian. Then her daughter was born and looks very blond with dark brown eyes. So that explains the theory of mixed genes. She has mixed caucasian gene from her father who is dark haired dark brown eyes, but she does not look caucasian for her mother’s gene stronger than her caucasian father’s gene, so she has her mother’s look. Then she married Nick Lachley dark haired dark brown eyes, so husband gene and her mixed caucasian genes produced first born son who looks eurasian with brownish hair dark brown eyes, but it’s her daughter, second born looks really caucasian with blond hair but dark brown eyes due to both parents have dark brown eyes. Another case point is Ruth Ann Wong Miles. Mother Korean, father blond British. But Ruth looks very very asian, not one bit of eurasian look; her mother gene stronger than her father’s caucasian gene. Then she married a blond blue eyed caucasian man Jonathan Blumenstein, and her first born daughter was very blond with blue eyes. Same theory, husband caucasian gene and her mixed caucasian gene from her father’s lighter gene side awaken to produce very blond looking child with blue eyes. The theory is if one is of mixed caucasian (eurasian) marries a caucasian, chances of having blond child is high. But if one partner is asian marries a caucasian, chances of having blond child is very unlikely. The first born will takes after the stronger gene, the asian gene. Black hair black eyes yield dominant gene than blond blue eyes gene.

bablah November 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDGP-LH6
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDGP-2NW

They were from Matrice, Molise.

Savino di Felice was from Rivisondoli, Apulia.

bablah November 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Sorry, I wanted to write Rivisondoli, Abruzzo, and then my mind got sidetracked. Hey, it both starts with an A ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Manila August 29, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Christopher was the son of Italian immigrants Francesco Minnillo and Maria Carolina Federico. Ann was the daughter of Italian immigrants Savino Defelice and Maria Ramicone.

neiltennant July 31, 2015 at 5:51 am

there is a one drop rule among africans and asians

there is nothing wrong about it.

If some has asian descent some can see it in their faces the same with african

but of course there are a small amount of people on which this theoriy would not fit

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Typical of her to marry a white man, most Filipinos and half Asians worship white men.

cwm85 July 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Oh boy… another stupid stereotype.

neiltennant July 31, 2015 at 5:49 am

but thats true

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:11 am

funny and very true. stereotypes are formed for a reason.

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 4:12 pm

I thought she was Spanish, central American mestiza. Nope. Filipina and Italian, Irish and Jewish. Cool

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 2:00 am

she is the same type girl like SUMMER GLAU, BROOKE BURKE etc.

but those people deny that they have asian roots

its a fact that some looks asian must have asian roots

For example i know people from russia, who have blue eyes, blonde hair but obviously asian eyes
if i go further i find out that they have mongolian roots

thats pointless to deny it

i know people from france, germany or Italy, who have names from those countries but asian eyes and if i ask them about their roots, i found out, that all of them have or had asian roots

neiltennant July 9, 2015 at 6:25 am

AGAIN one proof for the point, that one drop ASIAN makes some looking asian :-)

and again another case of asians who have only european names

and her grandchildren who might look asian can deny to be of asian descent

like the guy from TWILLIGHT

M May 31, 2015 at 6:47 am

She looks a bit like Vanessa Williams, I thought she had some black in her.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

These ethnicity combos are perfect for Kourtney Kardashian.

California July 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Kourtney doesn’t look Asian at all, are you blind??

Dogg March 17, 2015 at 6:10 am

Half Filipina women are always pretty.

Manila March 15, 2015 at 4:03 am

I have found her birth record as well as her parents’ marriage record.

The full name of her father is Vincent Charles Minnillo while the full name of her mother is Helen Ramos Bercero.

Her paternal grandparents are Vincent John Minnillo (the son of Chris R. Minnillo and Ann Theresa Defelix) and Marilyn Edith Levy (the daughter of Julius Levy and Anna Beatrice Collins). Anna was born to Irish immigrants James Collins and Bridget Agnes McGinty.

Her maternal grandparents are Froilan Bercero and Julita Ramos.

Lastly, kindly transfer this from Vanessa Minnillo to Vanessa Lachey because she is now currently using her married name.

Also, I am not sure of Julius Levy’s ethnicity. I don’t want to assume that he was Jewish. Kindly trace his ancestry. Thanks.

Sources:
* Vanessa Minnillo’s birth certificate: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27158-1412-9?cc=1410394&wc=3MG4-GPX:25277601,25277602,25268203,25611501
* Vanessa’s father Vincent’s birth record: http://birth-records.mooseroots.com/l/9371193/Vincent-Charles-Minnillo
* Vanessa’s parents Vincent and Helen’s marriage certificate: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27264-19072-26?cc=1410394&wc=3M57-6TT:25277601,25277602,25431201,25590101

Manila March 15, 2015 at 4:31 am

Additional information: Helen Bercero came from Manila, not from Pampanga.

Manila March 15, 2015 at 4:33 am

You have already transferred from Minnillo to Lachey. I thought you did not transfer yet due to its web link.

follers March 15, 2015 at 11:44 am

Thank you very much for all this research. It is appreciated.

And yes, Julius was Jewish.

WTF August 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm

the fuuuuck. she does NOT look straight up filipino. i actually thought she was mexican.

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 6:34 am

She looks straight up Filipino to me. Most mestizo Filipinos (those with a white parent) look either Mexican or like Spaniard (picture Julio Iglesias).

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 6:34 am

Oops I meant ENRIQUE, not Julio. LMAO

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 6:35 am

I mean even Michael Copon (who people claim he looks 100% Filipino) looks more mixed than her.

roman2886 January 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm

He is a German Filipino there is a Filipinos with German and Italian blood the closet i think of Italian Filipino mix is a Italian Chinese Spanish Chinese Spanish Filipino mix Keanu Reeves has Italian Irish and Chinese in him he is the closet i can think who has a similar mix too her.

roman2886 January 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

The closet i think of a German Filipino mix is a Chinese German mix like Bruce Lee his mum was 1/2 Chinese 1/2 German making him 1/4 German 1/4 Chinese i never heard of any German Japanese mixes but German Filipino mixes and German Chinese mixes are the closet i think can of.

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