Melanie Iglesias

2013 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

Iglesias in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Melanie Tiana Iglesias

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 18, 1987

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, African, Indigenous], Italian, some Filipino

Melanie Iglesias is an American model and actress. She has been featured in World’s Most Beautiful, Esquire, and Vibe. She appeared on the World Poker Tour series, and on the shows Guy Code, Girl Code, and Guy Court.

She is the daughter of Maria Concepcion Muniz and Daniel Iglesias. Melanie graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island, New York City.

A DNA test whose results Melanie displayed on her Twitter page stated that her genetic ancestry consists of:

*65% Europe
——–*41% Italy/Greece
——–*16% Iberian Peninsula
*16% Africa
——–*7% Mali
——–*4% Africa North
*12% West Asia
——–*10% Caucasus
*6% America
——–*6% Native American
*<1% Asia

Melanie’s paternal grandparents likely were named Michael D. Iglesias and Theresa Cantafio.

Source: Melanie states her ethnicity –

41 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    So she is 77% white if we assume people from the caucasus are white, whatever, i really cant see the indigenous and black in her, she looks heavily spanish and middle eastern.

    • italiano90 says:

      I think she has minor indigenous features. She doesn’t look 100% european in my opinion. She has a slight asiatic look to her even though she’s only 7%. What I find bizarre is that she is more italian than spanish. I know many Puerto Ricans have Calabrian, Corsican, Sardinian ancestry but it is not as significant as the Spanish ancestry and it hardly ever overlaps it. Realistically speaking her ‘Italian” ancestry is only overlapping her Spanish ancestry because part of it is Sardinian and Sardinians are more ethnically related to Spanish than mainland Italians.

  2. Mixed Kidd says:

    correction: I think you should add her DNA test results. She posted them on her Twitter here:

    It should be Puerto Rican (including Spanish, African, and Native American), Italian and Filipino.

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