Froy Gutierrez

Gutierrez in 2017, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Froylan Gutierrez III

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: c.‚ÄČ1997/1998

Ethnicity:
*father – Mexican/Caxcan Indigenous
*mother – European

Froy Gutierrez is an American model, actor, and musician.

His father, Froylan, is from Mexico. His mother, Heather J. Lee, is a reporter and documentary filmmaker from Stonington, Maine.

He has deep ancestral roots in Mexico and is very proud of his native heritage. He has said:

I am very passionate and vocal about issues facing people of color, so I find it odd that I am often referred to as a white boy. I totally acknowledge the privilege that comes from being “white passing,” but it bothers me when my Caxcan-native and Mexican roots are erased. When people refer to mixed people as white, they are feeding into the same systems of oppression that erase the stories of POC. There’s a lot of pressure to either tokenize or whitewash myself, and I hope I do not do either of those.

Froy’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Jenson.

5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    His father is of Mexican descent (Froylan Gutierrez)

    His mother is not (Heather Lee)

  2. callmecharlie says:

    CORRECTION: It is spelled Caxcan, not Caxan. Also, I believe that he should be listed as indigenous Mexican, as Caxcan people are indigenous people of Mexico.

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