Leona Lewis

Lewis in 2008, Joe Seer/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Leona Louise Lewis

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 3 April, 1985

*African-Guyanese (father)
*Welsh, Italian, Irish (mother)

Leona Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model, and activist. She is an animal welfare campaigner.

Her father, Aural Josiah, is Guyanese. Her mother, Maria Lewis, is said to be of Welsh, Italian, and Irish descent.

Leona has said “My mum is Welsh-Italian and white and my dad Joe is Guyanan and black.”

A picture of Leona with her parents can be seen here.

The ancestry of the population of Guyana is East Indian (43%), African (30%), mixed heritage (16%), and other ethnic groups (11%).

Leona won the third season of the British television series The X Factor, in 2006.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk


Curious about ethnicity

66 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    I know a lot of people think she is pretty but honestly I think she is odd looking. I have seen a lot better biracial women like Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, Mariah Carey etc. but Leona is odd looking, maybe she needs a nose job, her facial structure does not match the rest of her.

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