Snooki

Snooki in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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% 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 (of unspecified ethnicity), Middle Eastern (of unspecified ethnicity), South Asian (of unspecified ethnicity), and East Asian (of unspecified ethnicity) ancestry.

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327 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

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

  2. xoxo says:

    Annoying and hideous.

  3. Capricious says:

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

  4. cwm85 says:

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

  5. Dildo (SE) says:

    Looks chinese-

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