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I’ve had Brazilian. I’ve had African-American, the other Latin American countries; Indonesian, Malaysian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Indian, mixed-race, Nepalese.

Hi guys. I went and took my DNA test online on ancestry.com. And I have to admit, the results were somewhat surprising: I’ve had so many different ethnicities and people trying to stab a guess at where I’m from.

Today I will reveal all for you guys who are a little bit curious as to where I’m from. I always get this on my Instagram; people DMing me saying “Hi how are you? Where are you from?

The answer to that is I’m from the UK. I think what they are really trying to get at is where are you actually, ethnically from, because they can gather from my accent I’m from the UK, but they don’t know where in the world my heritage is from.

So a little video to enlighten you guys and to share my experience, and why I would highly recommend you guys to take an ethnicity test too.

So I received an ancestry.com DNA kit for my birthday.

What happens is that you get a kit that comes in a box with instructions and it’s super easy. There’s a little test tube that you get, and you basically have to just spit into the test tube; it’s about an inch worth of saliva.

There’s a tiny little, kind of solution that comes with it. And you screw the top on. And you have to mix the solution and your saliva together and you pop it into the little box that goes back to ancestry.com.

It’s a free post address, so it’s a literally easy-peasy. And all you have to do is go online to ancestry.com, type in an activation code that you get on the box. It basically notifies ancestry.com that they should be receiving your DNA samples soon.

And when they do receive it, you get an email back from them to say “Thanks a lot. We’ve got your DNA results. We are going through the process of analyzing your DNA and your results will be with you.”

The tests came back within two weeks. The way you receive your test results is via email.

I’m curious to figure out where I’m from because I’m from a part of the world where it’s a melting pot, and it’s a hodgepodge of different cultures and ethnicities.

I know the history of my lineage but only so far back — maybe only three generations. Aside from that, I don’t know where my family has come from. This traces your ancestry back hundreds of years.

Drum roll please. Where am I from? I’ll share my results with you: 65% Asia East, or Southeast Asian, 34% Polynesian, and 1% other regions.

But I am Filipino!

I am surprised. I thought I might have some Native American in me, possibly a tiny, tiny bit of African in me.

I’ll tell you why: my mom is Filipino too. But she told me a story about her grandfather, who in effect is my great-grandfather, about him being Mestizo, or mixed-race or mixed heritage. And she said he was Mestizo-Spanish.

So me, doing the math, expected to have some European in me, and this DNA result has completely disproved that, blown it out of the water, and revealed my mother to be a liar.

I was kind of disappointed; I’m not going to lie. The Philippines is just a melting pot of so many different cultures. The original inhabitants of the Philippines, they did have an indigenous population called the Ieta, more so related to the Aborigines of Australia.

But the majority of Filipinos, or what we do classify as ethnic-Filipinos now are descended from either the Indo-Malay countries: Indonesia, Malaysia. And then there’s also European blood into the Philippines, through the Spanish colonization, and then the Chinese trading routes — there’s a huge Chinese community as well.

And more recently maybe over the past 30 years there are some South Asians, so Indians coming there to do business, and also Korean.

Polynesians, I expected as well because you can ask any Filipino sometimes classify themselves as Pacific Islanders.

Interestingly enough, it does say here that I am fourth cousins with a hundred and twenty-seven people who have registered with ancestry.com.

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1. The woman was born and raised in the Philippines. True or false?

2. Does everyone she meets know she is Filipino? What do they think she is?

3. To do the DNA test, you have to visit a laboratory. Is this right or wrong? Do you have to submit a blood sample?

4. Do you get your results on a document?

5. What were her DNA test results? Was it what she had expected? Was she surprised?

6. The Philippines has a history of migrations of different peoples. Is this correct or incorrect?

7. Is she personally related to many different individuals?


A. I have taken a DNA test. Yes or no? Have any of your friends taken a DNA test?

B. Would you and your friends like to take one? What kind of results do you think it would show?

C. What might the DNA testing companies think about all these people buying their kit, taking the test and uploading their results on YouTube?

D. DNA testing is (going to be) a huge, profitable industry. What do you think?

E. What will happen in the future?

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