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. Melanie graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island in New York City.
She is the daughter of Maria Concepcion Muniz and Daniel J. Iglesias.
A DNA test whose results Melanie displayed on her Twitter page stated that her genetic ancestry is:
——–*16% Iberian Peninsula
——–*4% Africa North
*12% West Asia
——–*6% Native American
Melanie’s paternal grandparents likely were named Michael D. Iglesias and Theresa Cantafio.
Source: Melanie states her ethnicity – https://twitter.com
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.
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.
PR did not receive immigrants from Calabria and/or Sardinia. PR mainly descend to Canary Islanders, mainland Spaniards, Basque, Catalans, Corsicans, African slaves and local Amerindian groups too in the mix.
That’s 100% accurate.
correction: I think you should add her DNA test results. She posted them on her Twitter here: https://twitter.com/MelanieIglesias/status/770693764507545600
It should be Puerto Rican (including Spanish, African, and Native American), Italian and Filipino.
Or remove the Filipino part and add West Asian instead.
Cantafio is an Italian surname from Calabria.