Dominique Defoe clarified she is of mixed ethnicity, and her name is after Dominica, her father’s place!

Dominique Defoe thanks her parents for always being supportive and is proud of them for being successful persons.


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In a TikTok video, Perfect Match star Dominique Defoe came forward to answer the question about her ethnicity. She cleared the air by openly accepting that she is half-Dominican and half-Filipino.

Following the video, she replied to most comments with stereotypical responses to her revelation. Continuing her talk, Defoe mentioned that her name is inspired by Dominica, not the Dominican Republic.


its always the uber drivers and i’m half dominican and half filipino for the record

♬ som original – SUZY SANTOS

While many already knew that the Too Hot To Handle star had Asian features, they were unaware of Defoe’s roots.

She also once mentioned that she came from a line of healers and lightworkers, thanks to her mother’s side of the family, who came from the Philippines.

Thus, the brunette beauty Dominique Defoe is half-Black and half-Asian, born in England to immigrant parents but mainly raised in Texas, USA.

Dominique Defoe’s parents, mainly her mother, motivated her to join the dating show

Although belonging to a mixed ethnic background family, Dominique Defoe had the most supportive parents, who eventually forced her to join the Too Hot To Handle show, as per her interview with Express. Co.

Internet personality Dominique Defoe, 24, born November 11, 1999, in Boulder, Colorado, is a computer science graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She had a list of professional sales and customer experiences as Defoe initially started as a Social Media Strategist in January 2015 until August 2017, when she switched to Strategy Consultant.

Later, Defoe accepted a full-time job as a Sales Development Representative at Boulder, where she continued till September 2020.

Eventually, Defoe started Content Creation in March 2020 and left her job in 2022. It was when the Too Hot To Handle team contacted Defoe for casting in season 4.

Initially, she was unsure how her family would react when they discovered she was going for a reality dating TV show.

Surprisingly, Defoe’s mom agreed at the first shot, and when the star was unsure if she was fit for the cast, her mom pushed her forward. She even gave her all of the best Bikinis she had so her daughter could have fun.

Dominique Defoe with her mother
Dominique Defoe has rarely posted her family and seems private about their names. (Source: TikTok)

Defoe mentioned that the openness in her family is because she came from two island cultures and that her parents are open about sex and stuff.

Also, she thanks her Dominican and Filipino extended family for instilling all the humor in her.

Additional Information

  • Dominique Defoe grew up alongside her sister, Cris Defoe. Further details remain unknown except for her name and Instagram handle, which she has kept private.
  • The reality TV star announced that she is bisexual through her Instagram and TikTok only after exiting the show Too Hot To Handle.
  • According to 2023 data, Dominique Defoe’s estimated net worth is $100 K, which might have grown afterward as she recently appeared in season 2 of Perfect Match.
  • Defoe is rumored to be dating her close friend Brittan Byrd, who is also openly bisexual. But the star has not confirmed the rumor.
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