Armenian Sighting: Dita Von Teese

December 18, 2009 at 10:41 pm (Armenian-ness) (, , , , , )

A nice bit of Armenian investigative journalism by Artmika over at Unzipped: Gay Armenia revealed yet another Armenian hiding in our midst.  It all started with a casual tweet at twitter.com/DitaVonTeese:

“At eurovision, The Armenians are killing me with their hair and especially the fierce cateye liner! LOVE! I am part Armenian, in fact.” 

Inga and Anush Arshakyan

Dita Von Teese

Going a step further, Armika pressed Von Teese on her Armenian-ness at a book signing event in London:

She said to me that unfortunately she does not know much about her Armenian roots.  She said that it’s from her grandmother’s side saying that her grandmother was “adopted Armenian.”

Good enough!  As my Armenian studies idol, Ron Suny, says – we’ll taker her!

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