Saturday, April 13, 2013

Kimora Lee Simmons Ethnicity

Just in case you wonder about Kimora Lee Simmons' ethnicity, Simmons (birth name: Kimora Lee Perkins) is 1/4 Korean, 1/4 Japanese, and 1/2 African American.

To be more exact, Simmons, 37, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her Korean mother, Joanne Perkins worked as an administrator for Social Security. Joanne was adopted by an American serviceman during the Korean War and raised in the USA. She now reveals to have been born in Korea but be of Japanese ethnicity, and goes by Kimora's maternal grandmother's Japanese name, Kyoko. 

Kimora's father, Vernon Whitlock Jr., is African American, has worked as a Federal Marshal, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigator, a bail bondsman, and is currently a barber in St. Louis. Her parents separated when she was very young and she was raised as an only child by her mother.

It has to be noted that Kimora Lee Simmons was the target of schoolyard bullying and teasing, because of her mixed ancestry.

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