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, actress, and fashion blogger. She is a member of the British band Little Mix, along with Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, and Jade Thirlwall.
Leigh-Anne has two children with her fiancé, professional footballer Andre Gray.
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.
Family background of Leigh-Anne Pinnock – http://www.allaboutlittlemix.com
Leslie J. Thornhill – black
Valerie Faulkner . white
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.
her paternal grandfather was English, making her mother of mixed-race background:
*maternal grandfather, sorry,
Her grandfather was born in England, but his own parents may have been immigrants.
It’s possible that she has recent English ancestry
Okay, distant enough for me though.
english acenstry,irish, and….. nobody search this
Her mother is mixed-race, black father white mother. Btw her own father has some some Euro ancestry too, this explains her look (source: Instagram).
yea, black and mixed race, leigh anne! andrew
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
mixed girls are the prettiest
@WTF, Black girls are the prettiest, she is BLACK
she is without a doubt mixed. Her hair texture and features are clear indicators
There is nothing in her description that says she has a white parent. Both parents are black.
Doesn’t matter if a parent is white. If their is ancestry other than African than she can’t be 100 percent black african. My grandfather was white and native. So my father carried those to me. My parents aren’t whole black because they are mixed too. Some people are a quarter of things because of a grandparent or two grandparents.
@WTF have you seen all?