Snooki in 2011, Helga Esteb /

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. She is 4′8″.

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 had not met her biological parents at least as of the late 2000s.

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% Siberian
——–*0.2% Broadly East Asian
*31.2% European
——–*20.6% Iberian
——–*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, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and East Asian ancestry.


Curious about ethnicity

341 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    @Neiltenant Gypsies originally came from India and the Middle East. They were called “gypsies” because the Europeans they first encountered thought they look Egyptian, gypsies is short for Egyptian.

  2. phaedra says:

    If you throw her in those uncontacted tribes in the Amazon, they’ll happily take her.

  3. xoxo says:

    Annoying and hideous.

  4. Capricious says:

    She is pure Amerindian. Native Chilean. Or whatever the hell they’re called. She doesn’t look like she has European blood.

  5. cwm85 says:

    She’s not even Italian! I always thought she didn’t look ethnically Italian. My hunch was right.

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