Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile
Date of Birth: 23 November, 1987
Ethnicity: Chilean [Indigenous, some Spanish]
Snooki, also known under her legal name, Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, is an American reality television personality, television host, author, professional wrestler, and dancer. She appeared on the MTV reality series Jersey Shore, along with Deena Nicole Cortese, Pauly D, Sammi Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, JWoww, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, and Michael Sorrentino.
Snooki was born in Santiago, Chile, and was adopted by an American family, of Italian heritage. She was raised in New York. She has stated that she biologically has Spanish heritage, and that she had then not met her biological parents.
Snooki is a self-proclaimed “guidette” who received her nickname “Snooki” in middle school, after the character “Snooki the Cootchie Crook” from the film Save the Last Dance, 2001.
Snooki is married to Jionni LaValle, with whom she has three children.
A 23andMe DNA test whose results were displayed on YouTube stated that Snooki’s genetic ancestry is:
*61.5% East Asian & Native American
——–*59.5% Native American [Chile]
——–*1.5% Broadly East Asian & Native American
——–*0.2% Broadly East Asian
——–*1.5% Broadly European
——–*0.4% British & Irish
——–*0.4% Ashkenazi Jewish
——–*0.3% Broadly Southern European
——–*0.1% Broadly Northwestern European
Another DNA test, of undetermined reliability, shown on television in 2014, stated that Snooki has Romani, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovakian, Russian, Andalusian (Spanish), Jewish, Iberian (of unspecified ethnicity), Middle Eastern (of unspecified ethnicity), South Asian (of unspecified ethnicity), and East Asian (of unspecified ethnicity) ancestry.