Birth Name: Anthony Santos
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 21, 1981
Ethnicity: African-Dominican Republic, Puerto Rican
Romeo Santos is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He is the former lead singer of the group Aventura.
His father is from the Dominican Republic and his mother is Puerto Rican. He is bilingual, being able to speak Spanish and English. He has two children.
correction; dominican republic
Both of his parents are of partial or 1/3 African descent. His mother Lydia is in fact Dominican by origin, she was born in Puerto Rico like many Dominicans.
correction his birth name is anthony santos and the group was called aventura
I find labels as African-Dominican Republic quite ridiculous. All Dominicans, unless they have recent Spanish ancestry, are triracial mulattoes. They have substantial Amerindian ancestry, it’s shown in their short/medium height, stocky body and facial features. This guy does not look average Dominican person, no wonder is half PR. Their song “Obsesion” was a huge hit back then. Source: I know hundreds of people from DR and I’ve been among them since I was a kid.
The average Dominican is only 20-40% African, so I agree with you 100%. But I disagree with Romeo Santos not looking dominican. He is a replica of his Dominican father! I have never met a Puerto Rican that looks like Romeo Santos. Dominicans are taller than Puerto Ricans on average.
Puerto Ricans have to be dwarves then because Dominicans are not that tall on avg.