Birth Name: Sara Louise Tabrizi
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: September 27, 1980
*English, German, possibly other (mother)
Sara Racey-Tabrizi is an American model. Sara is known for being a contestant on the second season of America’s Next Top Model.
Sara is the daughter of Laura L. (Racey) Bonney and Massoud T. Tabrizi. Sara’s mother is American, and has English, German, and possibly other, ancestry. Sara’s father is from Iran. Sara was raised in Seattle, Washington.
Sara has stated:
Well, I am half Persian from my father’s side and my mother is American (Nebraska!) My mother lived in Iran for two years before and during the revolution in 1980 and both she and my father escaped and came to L.A., where I was born. I eventually grew up in Seattle, Washington with my mom and from there, went to school, graduated from college and came to New York!
Sara’s maternal grandfather was Marvin Dennis Racey (the son of Alfred Henry Racey/Rase and LeNeve Sophia Dennis). Alfred was born in Canada, the son of Herman Racey/Rase and Anna Soeder, who were of German descent. LeNeve was the daughter of Ransom Matthew Dennis and Malvia Mary Bennett.
Sources: Birth record of Sara Racey-Tabrizi – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Sara’s maternal grandfather, Marvin Dennis Racey – http://www.prughfuneralservice.com
Obituary of Sara’s maternal great-aunt (grandfather’s sister), Beverly LeNeve (Racey/Rase) Selvy – http://www.genlookups.com
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