Jessica Sanchez is not Half-Mexican?

Jessica Sanchez is 100% Pinay? How true?

Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez, born August 4, 1995, is the first female contestant to receive the judges’ save on American Idol. She is currently among the Top 4 in the ongoing 11th season of the reality singing competition.

Her father, Gilbert Sanchez, a Mexican American originally from Texas, is a U.S. Navy veteran who fought in the Iraq War, served in Afghanistan, and will soon be deployed to Singapore. Her mother, Editha, is pure Filipina and originally hailed from Bataan province in the Philippines. They are currently residing in Chula Vista, San Diego, California.

Being half-Filipino half-Mexican (or 1/4 Mexican?), Jessica is gaining tremendous support from Filipinos and Mexicans in and out of the US by voting for her every week during the performance show on American Idol.

Mexican-American host/actor Mario Lopez, who also grew up on Chula Vista, admitted that he is rooting for his hometown girl and expressed relief when she was saved from her almost elimination. Glee star Jane Lynch said the judges was right to save her from elimination and expressed admiration to her singing prowess despite her age.

If ever Jessica wins the show, the 16-year-old singer will become the first ever American Idol of Filipino-Mexican descent.

However, there’s a rumor which originated from San Diego, California, that Jessica is not half-Mexican and in fact, she’s 100% Filipina. How true?

Meanwhile, the remaining four contestants on American Idol–Jessica with Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips–will again perform two songs this Wednesday (Thursday morning in Manila): California Dreamin’ or songs written and/or popularized by bands/singers from California and Songs They Wish They’ve Written.

With only three performance shows left this season, let’s hope Jessica will choose the right songs for her. And let’s also hope that Filipinos will still vote for her, more so if the rumor is true.

21 Comments on Jessica Sanchez is not Half-Mexican?

  1. Actually Bobby sheS 100% Filipino, there’s been numerous sourced saying that Gilbert is her Stepfather

  2. Bobbyrunner // May 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm //

    Actually 3/4 Mexican and 1/4 Filipino

  3. i saw a baby pic of her with her dad, i think she is not even a year old on that pic (mga 6-8 months lang sya dun) may hawig naman sya sa mga younger brothers nya. sana huwag na lang i brought up kung anuman ang ehtnicity/nationality background ng bata. kung sinabi na half mexican half filipino sya, un na lang un period. wag na gawan ng issue ang tao. 

  4. Nilorivera13 // May 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm //

    how nice that jessica sanchez is a half filipina :)))))

  5. Philam2127 // May 16, 2012 at 12:15 am //

    Korek.,! Let’s not be lost here.,,! Come on.,!

  6. Ems0713 // May 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm //

    So what, does it matter?!? True or not she is a great singer; talent does not differentiate race or nationality – this piece of non-info completely irrelevant!!! 

  7. Why is this site brought that issue??? Can’t u see she’s in the middle of a competition??!! She’s fighting for her dreams and then you wrote an article that can affect her votes??!!!  ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF FILIPINO CRAB MENTALITY!!!!!…  YOU’RE NOT HELPING HER STARMOMETER!!! THIS STORY IS ALL FOR YOUR BENEFIT… WHAT A SHAME!!! People in US are not after the race but the talent and making an issue of her identity RIGHT NOW is sooo LAME thus can hurt her mexican roots (one of her solid fan and voter)!!! remember that!!! DOES STARMOMETER FEEL SUPERIOR OF WRITING THIS??!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!

  8. Very well said since this issue on her full nationality will only stir negative reaction from the other people…

  9. Kay Skylar ako!

  10. boracay2012 // May 8, 2012 at 9:58 am //

    come on pinoy people lets set aside the race quality of Jessica where she roots from…whether she s half/half race..what important s…the best quality of performace she s showing at Ai

  11. Cristina BiqueCalvo // May 8, 2012 at 9:34 am //

    She is said to be pure pinay and her dad is a stepdad

  12. sinopakaya // May 8, 2012 at 8:13 am //

    tumpak ka sam. 

  13. sinopakaya // May 8, 2012 at 8:10 am //

    relaks lang tricia.  baka ang maiboto mo ay ang tatay.  don’t forget ‘ne, si jessica ang dapat natin iboto, okay?

  14. sinopakaya // May 8, 2012 at 8:08 am //

    napansin mo rin pala zap.  bakit kaya ang hilig ng mga pinoy sa ganyan?  susunod niyan ikukumpara na si jessica kay charice.  tapos niyan away na.  hay naku, bakit kaya may mga filipino na ganyan ang mentalidad.

  15. as far as i know, jessica is a pure blood filipino coz her father is not really her biological one. she is just blessed with her talent.

  16. Sorry but I don’t think this thing shall be brought to as an issue. What for? The most important here is we are all in total support for her. This move may just ignite trouble or hatred from the other side. It’s nonsense. 

  17. TANGASISTARMOMETER // May 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm //


  18. Zapcruz10 // May 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm //

    ayan nanaman ang mga pinoy claiming! mahilig lagi magclaim half filipino half mexican si jessica!

  19. Gwapo nung tatay niya. Pero si Jessica mukhang pinoy na pinoy talaga, walang halong latina sa itsura niya

  20. buhay p c hollie alang kwenta

  21. Anecito Ibay // May 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm //

    Even though Jessica is half Filipina/Mexican or not…? without a doubt she’s the best singer in “American Idol season 11″…I’m not saying this because I’m a Filipino, no. In fairness, she’s good,the best singer like a pro at a tender age of 16 yr. old. So, if you want her to win…we must unite & vote for her till the final night…? Mabuhay kayong lahat.

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