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

*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.


Vanessa’s birth record –

Marriage record of Vanessa’s parents –

Birth record of Vanessa’s father –

Birth record of Vanessa’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Francesco Minnillo –

Birth record of Vanessa’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maria Carolina Federico –

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

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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

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.

* Vanessa Minnillo’s birth certificate:,25277602,25268203,25611501
* Vanessa’s father Vincent’s birth record:
* Vanessa’s parents Vincent and Helen’s marriage certificate:,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.

monster August 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I agree with What, what have said “confused Dawn’s comment, is not mix half white and Asian.” Dawn is illogical!
Look at Vanessa Lachey, where she fact born in Philippians it completely is “ASIA” is because of her dark skin, brown eyes, black hair, African mouth, and shape of skeleton face.

You are wrong your comment. You are not mix is because of colour skin is permanently. If your husband is Irish, you have a son have swap your skin is not your husband looks. If you have a daughter swap your husband’s way looks.

What’s comment correct, is because the Irish and German are full white permanent, is not mix with Asian’s skin it cannot be “white” skin. That is because Philippians people are their permanent strong dark skin.

Sol November 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

i do not think VMinnilo is 100% of mixed race. Her face is truly filipino face. I am very sure her real father is a filipino, but she got adopted by the Italian/Irish father. She looks very much like her mother and other filipino woman that of low class.

christianz June 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

very nice looking young woman

the fiance of nick lachey ?

she looks more asian and latina than german or irish

JLuciano June 12, 2012 at 12:25 am

Yes, I agree. You can absolutely tell that she has some Filipino features. She has a Filipino nose and eyes. I absolutely can see the Italian in her as well. She looks almost EXACTLY like my mother. My mother is half Sicilian and half Filipino. I am Filipino/Irish/Sicilian/French. Not many people can pinpoint what ethnicity I am. Does she look 100% Asian? Answer in my opinion is, not by a long shot. I have seen 100% full-blooded Filipino ladies in my family. They look nothing like this girl. I love her mix. I think that mixed races are beautiful. My grandfather is 100 percent Sicilian. He is not so beautiful…lol! He is in many other ways. My grandmother is 100 percent Filipino….she was a prettier in her teens but again….not so hot. My mother on the other hand; she is 50 and she still looks 25. Guys are always after her that are in their 20’s. I wanna age like her. Hands down. I think that some like to insult the beautiful due to jealousy. Don’t hate…appreciate.

vava June 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

you’re right, mixed people often have nice/exotic features, plus it’s good to have mixed genes! I wish I could claim a very various heritage like Vanessa or yourself, I envy mixed people! (I’ve just started doing researches…).My grandfather was also 100 percent Sicilian, he was beautiful in many ways, like your grandfather , but he was also a beautiful man with very striking features (Sicilian are very mixed btw), one of my cousin who was lucky to have inherited his features (his spitting image) was a model for a while. So, just to say that you may also be “100%” something (of course “100%” doesn’t exist) and look beautiful. (sorry English is not my mother tongue), Regards

me April 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

she looks fully asian.

christian April 1, 2012 at 1:56 am

she is beautiful

i always knew that she must have some asian in her

without her eyes she would like more southern european

Da X mann April 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

Southern european? are you on something? she looks asians with no mix. oh well.

M5T March 31, 2012 at 10:17 pm

She is my mom’s cousin :]

M5T March 31, 2012 at 10:17 pm

She is my mom’s cousin :]

Jackie March 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

She looks more Asian to me than anything.

littleman March 31, 2012 at 11:07 pm

sometimes they say they’re all that to become famous. but clearly she’s just pinay.

Dawn January 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

First of all, anyone who is not proud of her heritage should be ashamed of herself. I am mixed. Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese and America. My husband is Irish/German so our son gets all the mixed. It’s idiotic to think that everyone who marries an air force in Clark came from the red district. That’s just people being ignorant. Same way with people saying the country is poor. Maybe you should do your research cause that is not true. The country may not be perfect but it’s far from being poor. I come from a well-off family in the Philippines and I met my husband in the US. It’s not always what people think. Same thing having whores in the US, girls that work to go through college. Are you saying that they don’t deserve anything good!! Filipinos that are embarrassed of their race, they should be ashamed of themselves. No one can even guess my race and I always correct people telling them I am a Filipino!

What? February 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm

White is white. Obvi, u r confused b/c you are half white and asian. Your husband is white idiot! Irish and Germans……are WHITE!

JLuciano June 12, 2012 at 12:30 am
Rob June 15, 2012 at 12:50 am

Irish and germans arent the same looking. You dont know what youre talking about.

Thalia January 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm

“Spanish” and the country is considered third world fyi so I’d get my facts straight.. and honey American is a nationality. if that were true then everyone living in America is half “American” LMAOO. Btw why did you come to USA. A lot of Filipinos I know only came here to escape the country and for a better life.. proof that life in the Philippine’s isn’t perfect but people get use with it!

aps January 12, 2012 at 4:27 am

Her mother is also Spanish.

Raff November 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm

What the hell, why are most of your post suggest that filipinos are embarrased of their nationality? I am filipino and am very proud to be one. If I where in the states I would identify myself as filipino rather than chinese, pacific islander, japanese or any asian for that matter. I adore our culture, food and christian upbringing.
Those filipinos who deny their nationality or embarrassed by it all I can say is SHAME ON YOU.

Cherryl October 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

NO..Ana,,Filipinos are just so popular in the world…dont you get it…let stop this all nonsense comment about heritage..lets all be proud that we are all human,not a dragon….Peace ya’ll…Mabuhay Philippines!!!!

Ron Ng September 22, 2011 at 6:13 am

Vanessa is a pathetic D-list famewhore anyway. Who cares what she thinks? All she wants to do is have her name in magazines.

hmmm August 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

My husband is Filipino. It is interesting that many people consider the Philippines as a Poynesian Island. I don’t know that she’s embarassed by it, maybe she’s just ignorant that there is a difference. I’ve even heard other Asians say the Philippines is polynesian, not Asian, because it is not connected to the main continent. But, if that were the case, Japanese would also be polynesian! Alot of it is ignorance. I hope to raise my children proud of their Filipino ancestry.

Lyn August 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Most famous and even just mixed filipino women always downplay their filipino heritage because they are ignorant and embarassed.

Lyn August 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

You cant be more filipino than clark air force base. LOL. bar girls etc

Cherryl October 4, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Hey People,You should not embarrased of being a half-Filipino because we have the most beautiful skin color in the world,the perfect tan you can ever imagine,the think black hair you can imagine. Just remember,most of the Miss Universe winners are Filipino Beauty..Philippines is Pearl of the Orient…I am Filipina my husband is white american I have two beautiful children a girl and boy..and yes I took them to Philippines four times now…dont be embarrased your heritage be proud of it…..

luis November 6, 2011 at 6:53 am

Most Miss Universe winners are Filipino??? What are you talking about??? Dont throw mis-information out there cause thats not TRUE…

liar liar August 19, 2011 at 8:35 am

maybe the mom was a former prostitute that’s why she’s afraid to admit she’s filipino. i mean, look where she was born… clark air base. the mother must have worked one of the bars in the red light district of angeles, di ba?

Quit lying your face gives it away August 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm

yes, a lot of Filipinos and some Japanese will lie and say they are Hawaiian or polynesian. Tia Carera is Filipino and says she is Samoan. So many Vietnamese will lie and say that they are Filipino Thai , or Cambodian. So many Chinese will lie and say they are Malaysian, Thai, indonesian.

Thai or Siam, Filipinos, Indonesian, Cambodians, Laotians , Malaysian, Singapore and Burma are the true Malayan asians and they can spot chinese when they see one.

Iranians call themselves Persians because they don’t want people to know they are Iranians, and tell people they are French or Italian too.

Because, whites cannot tell the difference and they know this,so they lie.
So glad to come across Japanese, Chinese or Koreans who are proud to say what they really are.

Common you look it , so your not fooling anyone except the whites and blacks.

Delnegro August 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Whatever helps you sleep

koontaface July 31, 2011 at 11:19 am

It is sad that she appears embarassed about admitting to her race, I have Filipino friends that feel the same way and often say they wish their ethnicity contributed more to society like Chinese, Japanese, Koreans etc. Most of them even dislike their own food and would prefer food from other cultures. I have spoken to my Chinese and Japanese friends and they are proud of their culture, food, ethnicity everything. Perhaps one day in my lifetime Filipinos would have the same pride but I was told not to hold my breath.

lyn July 29, 2011 at 7:19 am

i’d be humble, i know the fact that Phils is a poor country but with big efforts to progress and be one of the highly respected countries in asia. We have great potentials but we do not mainly benefit from them. I know that there are a lot of problems here—poverty, low quality education in cheap schools, low standard living, corruption, etc but i don’t find them reasons to degrade my own race. try to learn our early history way back before Spaniards came, and let us dedicate our blood and sweat for this country, because in turn it is for our own families and the glory of our nation. peace y’all.

ana July 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

@Lalaine my father is filipino and he is part negrito but looks chinese with light browns skin , my friend he is filipino and his grandmother is negrito and he looks mexican and he is proud of it.In Spain many spaniards consider filipinos mulattos because their skin color and part negroid feautures yes in spain you are a mulatto , buy the way where filipinos got their brown skin? and the original malays are black my friend is from malaysia he is a native and he is black . I am multiracial women from Spain i also have spanish blood i can prove it , many filipinos don’t have spanish blood and alot of them told me they were part spanish only 5% of filipinos have spanish blood .Filipinos want to be mexican too , you were told by your spanish masters that black is inferior and white are superior get over it we are all human .

ana July 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Adna was taken from the negritos it said they originated from east africa thousand years ago .My dad is filipino mixed with everything and he is part negrito and priud of it.I am ashame of being half filipina i had been called a filipina whore at a restaurat because i had a white military boyfriend at that time my white ex was very angry and wanted to defend me and i told him to leave it alone .I am multiracial i am also part african , my grandpa is a white european from my mom side , i also part chinese , part latian , north african , ect.

Amber Berg July 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Me and you share a lot of the same philosophies and facts on race Im proud to meet someone who knows what they are talking about- Ive been studying about the negritos for a little while now- I learned that there DNA was connected to Asians (well they are the original asians)- but I recently found out that they were actually the first people to start sailing and they went to the pacific islands coming from east africa- they are a wonderful group of people.

ana July 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Fijians said their ancestors were from east africa

Kimberly July 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Their are so many irish italains im just saying!!

amber A. July 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

i wonder why the majority of Filipino women are not proud & dn’t embrace there country and culture like other women do .. i mean where i stay i find a lot of Filipino women dating other races .. and they never seem to b dating frm there men … it’s jst sad to see tht there not as proud and it doesn’t seem to be bothering them .. i mean i won’t be suprised a few years from now tht they’ll be no ”pure filipino”..

Amber B July 26, 2011 at 4:45 am

well actually right now what is a pure filipino? There was already a lot of mixing going on in the philipines- first there were the melanisians and polynesians that inhabited the island then came the spanish conquerers, there are also a lot chinese, then there are the indentured servants such as native americans, mexicans (mestizos), blacks and so much more it is a beautiful big melting pot over there!

james July 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

to everyone who’s talking about polynesians and asians or whatever
polynesians originated from native taiwan and i would know that because im tongan and native hawaiian and when i got my dna test
and it came out 100% asian so look it up

CC July 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Funny that you mentioned Austronesian but you mistakenly categorized filipinos to be polynesian. Polynesians are those who came from islands in the Pacific Ocean. Geographically, Filipinos are not polynesians nor are they pacific islanders. They are not in in the pacific ocean nor are they in the pacific plate. Philippines has it’s own tectonic plate called the Philippines Plate..and in the east of the Philippines, it’s the Philippine Sea..which eventually becomes the pacific ocean.

I will take your Austronesian argument though since that is more of an accurate description. Austronesian migration is theoretically thought to have started from indonesia or taiwan. That’s up for a debate. But either way, the migration went from the indonesia or taiwan to the Philippines, and after a couple thousand years (give or take) the migration to the pacific ocean happened, and those people who migrated to the pacific ocean are called polynesians/pacific islanders.

Amber Berg July 16, 2011 at 5:05 am

Actually I think the firs filipinos were melanisians- very dark, short people that looked like africans- but dont have any african blood in them

Lalaine July 18, 2011 at 3:46 am

We filipinos do not have african blood lines. Most of us are mixed malay, chinese and spanish and now a days some even have american. The dark skined filipinos you see in pictures are probably aboriginies or those filipinoes who stay in mountainous areas far from the main cities. Please come and visit the Philippines so you can see what the majority of filipinoes really look like. Please research first before you comment. It is insulting sometimes.

Cat July 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Are you saying it is insulting to have african bloodlines? you would be so luck it is a honor and I am half filipino and black.

Amber Berg July 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Exactly I said they are not African, however they look identical to Africans, some call them melanisians, or negritoes! I did research type in the original people of the phillipines and see what you come up with! See what they looked like they gonna look like Africans, however like I said they are not Africans, they are black though, you dont have to be African to be black!

Kat June 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm

It’s not true that filipinos don’t want to identify themselves as non-filipinos. I am in a filipino group at my school and we all are like family. Yes, there are certain groups that gossip and are annoying but this is so for ANY ethnicity. And the reason some may believe that they are ‘POOR, no quality, no class’ is because they see us as just the definition of a 3rd world country. It is not like that. Filipinos are just as hard-working as any ethnic group. The individuals are different, and you can’t classify a whole race based on the few you ‘know’.

Kat June 26, 2011 at 12:08 pm

sorry I meant “It’s not true that filipinos want to identify themselves as non-filipinos.”

Amber Berg July 15, 2011 at 4:25 am

plus filipinos can be aby race, they are so mixed and it is a lovely and beautiful culture! And Vanessa is very beautiful as well

danewyork May 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I am Filipino and thats good that she said she is Polynesian. because here in Unites states all Filipino hates filipino..Filipino nevers associates with fellow filipino..sad to say..
thats why a lot of filipino here not only Vanessa dont want to indentify as filipino, and when they say Filipino in Unites States meaning POOR people, no quality,no class,nothing…only gossiping about the fellow filipino.
Indian,korean,Mexican,japanese,chinese but when it comes to Filipino…very ,low treatment..and thats the truth..

bluesurf808 July 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Really? Where do you live? I find that statement to be inaccurate. Filipinos pull through for each other. “POOR. NO QUALITY? NO CLASS?” Excuse me, would you consider yourself to have all these? You must be rich, opinionated, and nieve (I didn’t want to say stupid cause you know, I wouldn’t want to leave you an impression that I was one of no quality and no class) Are you filipino? I am. I am very respectful towards everyone. I have many filipino friends, and when someone asks me my nationality, I tell them I am filipino. I have not experienced any low treatments…

garnet earth April 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Di bale na ayaw nya matawag na part Filipino Di lang maganda palaki dyan tsaka Di naman maganda reputation nya kaya oks lang hello.

garnet earth April 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Di bale na kung ayaw nya tawaging Filipino. Di lang maganda palaki dyan. And besides Di naman maganda reputation nya kaya Oks lang yan.

danaeSUCKS February 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

i know this has nothing to do with it but omg she was born in 1980? I seriously thought she was born in 1974, 1973. she looks way older.

Manila Boy November 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm

From the way she looks, I bet she’s also part Igorot, or is it Igorota.

jennifah September 17, 2010 at 6:02 am

She is a pig regardless of her heritage. I’ve seen her in action. She is a total bitch to anyone NOT a celebrity-yells at servers-and fu*ks any celebrity to go on Total Request! Ha Josh Lucas was on and she fu*ked him the second the camera shut off! Skank of the century!

JSCG July 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm

How could she deny being Filipino, it shows it all over her face! She looks alot like a friend of mine and she is full Filipina. She should be very proud to be part Filipino. I personally don’t even see the Italian or Irish in her?!?! Shame on her or anyone else for not being proud of their race.

ethnic July 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Yeh its odd that she says Polynesian rather than Filipino.

Shell November 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

No one wants to be Filipina have you thought about that maybe.DUH!! Get over yourself

ddcom March 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

to shell: why would no one want be filipina? u must be a fool. some of the most beautiful women happen to be Filipina. not only that, filipinos are hard working people,fun,caring and very motivated.

jojo June 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

da joy being a middle name gives it AWAy

Fuzzybear May 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

What do you mean?

meagan May 7, 2010 at 3:27 am

I guess I just misread what it said,because I thought it was saying that her mom is also mix with polynesian but then I read it again and realize it was saying that basically shes calling her mom polynesian rather then asian I guess.

meagan April 7, 2010 at 11:51 am

maybe Vanessa Minnilo is saying she is also polynesian too,I dont know just guessing not saying that she is but thats probably what she was saying

VeRoni February 28, 2010 at 7:12 am

how stupid of her to deny her heritage

ethnic September 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

maybe she thinks Polynesian sounds more exotic and unusual compared to Filipino.

Mandrake September 8, 2009 at 5:44 am

“Berecero?!” That last name ain’t Polynesian, it’s Filipino. She’s probably ashamed to tell the whole world she’s part Filipino.

Anonymous October 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Filipino falls under Polynesian or Asian. Look it up!

Char January 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Berecero is Filipino! No way is it Polynesian or any other Asian last names!

CC July 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Filipinos don’t fall under Polynesians, Asians yes.

Polynesians are those who came from islands in the Pacific Ocean. Geographically, Filipinos are not polynesians nor are they pacific islanders. They are not in in the pacific ocean nor are they in the pacific plate. Philippines has it’s own tectonic plate called the Philippines Plate..and in the east of the Philippines, it’s the Philippine Sea..which eventually becomes the pacific ocean.

Austronesian migration is theoretically thought to have started from indonesia or taiwan. That’s up for a debate. But either way, the migration went from the indonesia or taiwan to the Philippines, and after a couple thousand years (give or take) the migration to the pacific ocean happened, and those people who migrated to the pacific ocean are called polynesians/pacific islanders.

Culturally, Filipinos have been trading with the chinese for pearls for metallurgical items, and some of our food came from the chinese. Even the theorized migration of the early settlers such as the negritos, indonesians, and then the malay are more from west to east than east to west direction. With that said, the Polynesians/pacific islanders didn’t settle in the Philippines, the direction of the austronesian movement is more west to east if anything.

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