Melody Thornton

Thornton in 2009, image via Featureflash /

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 28, 1984

*African-American (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Melody Thornton is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and television personality. Also known as Mel and Baby Doll, she was part of The Pussycat Dolls, a band whose members also included Carmit Bachar, Kaya Jones, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Sutta, and Kimberly Wyatt.

In an interview, she stated:

A lot of people are not aware that I am 50% Mexican America[n] and my dad is African American. My mom was born in Sonora, however; I do not speak Spanish. I grew up on all the Mexican American cultures though and I embrace that part of me… At times I wish I did speak the language, because there are so many interviews and networks I could be talking to, to represent the Pussycat Dolls and my Latin descent. However, it is a goal of mine, before I have children, to learn Spanish.


Curious about ethnicity

21 Responses

  1. lauren says:

    What I thought she was just blk

  2. izzy says:

    very bonita (pretty)! :)

  3. izzy says:

    very pretty!

  4. cortney :) says:

    I think shes gorgeous! but none of the girls can really sing in the group.

  5. ethnic says:

    I agree. In many cases it seems that mixed people inherit the best features of each race.

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