Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Girlguiding Big Gig 2013 London - Arrivals

Pinnock in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 October, 1991

Ethnicity: African-Caribbean [Jamaican, Barbadian], some English

Leigh-Anne Pinnock is a British singer, songwriter, and fashion blogger. She is a member of the British band Little Mix, along with Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, and Jade Thirlwall.

She has stated:

That is such a personal thing, isn’t it: ‘What do you identify as?’… I do identify as black. I have two mixed-race parents… So I have always identified as black growing up. I feel like I was identified as black in the public eye as well. The public would call me the ‘black girl’ in Little Mix and that’s what I was and I owned it, but it is such a personal thing to say… I get scared to offend people as a mixed-race person [saying] that I identify as black because I know how bad colourism is and how dark-skinned people are not represented enough in the media at all.

It appears that Leigh-Anne’s paternal grandparents are black, though likely also have white ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was black, and her maternal grandmother was white. A picture of Leigh-Anne with her mother can be seen here.

A picture of her maternal grandparents can be seen here.

Leigh-Anne’s maternal grandfather was named Leslie J. Thornhill.

Leigh-Anne’s maternal grandmother is named Valerie Faulkner.

Sources: https://www.theguardian.com

Family background of Leigh-Anne Pinnock – http://www.allaboutlittlemix.com

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27 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    so:

    Leslie J. Thornhill – black
    Valerie Faulkner . white

  2. Kimmel says:

    Been wondering what her ethnicity was. I suspected some small amount of indigenous blood like Taino, which is probably, or could very well be the case given the places listed for her ethnicity. Pleased to see she isn’t another full on mixed race woman.

  3. ProjectViral says:

    Here’s a cool link that shows how to get Leigh-Ann’s stylish look from one of her recent Instagram pics: http://fashioncelebstyle.com/fashioncelebstyle/leigh-anne_pinnock_printed_skirt_and_crop_top

  4. WTF says:

    mixed girls are the prettiest

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