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California woman shocked by unexpected 23andMe DNA test results

California woman shocked by unexpected 23andMe DNA test results

A 25-year-old woman born and raised in Hawaii got a huge surprise when learning the results from a $100 DNA test, but not for reasons people might think.

Shirley Huang, 25, whose parents immigrated from China and currently lives in California, decided that she wanted to learn more about her lineage last month.

In an attempt to receive a comprehensive result, she opted for a 23andMe test and shared her results in a TikTok video.

The video, which has racked up over two million views, revealed that Huang is 100 percent Chinese and multiple generations of her family were from solely the Guangdong province.

Shirley Huang, 25, who immigrated from China with her parents as a child and currently lives in California decided that she wanted to learn more about her lineage last month

Shirley Huang, 25, who immigrated from China with her parents as a child and currently lives in California decided that she wanted to learn more about her lineage last month

Huang later said that she opted for an ancestry test as her parents 'didn't know much' and both her grandfathers had died before she was born

Huang later said that she opted for an ancestry test as her parents ‘didn’t know much’ and both her grandfathers had died before she was born

She later said that she was shocked since she expected to have a mixed Asian heritage due to China’s proximity to other countries.

‘I remember laughing in surprise at being completely Chinese. [I] didn’t know it was possible to be 100 percent anything on a DNA test.

‘It turns out my ancestors were from [Guangdong] and never left, making my parents the first generation to move away from South China,’ she told Newsweek.

After her results went viral on the video-sharing app, others also began to share their hilarious ancestry test stories.

‘I went into 23andMe knowing I was Filipino and white and left knowing I was 50 percent of each down to the exact regions I expected to see,’ one TikToker tearfully shared.

While another said: ‘When my aunt did this it said like 98 percent Irish 2 percent Scandinavian and she started telling everyone we’re Scandinavian.’

She later said that she was shocked since she expected to have a mixed Asian heritage due to China’s proximity to other countries

Huang is 100 percent Chinese and multiple generations of her family were from solely the Guangdong province

Huang is 100 percent Chinese and multiple generations of her family were from solely the Guangdong province

One viewer also laughingly shared: ‘My dad and his siblings are 100 percent Finnish. My mom and her siblings are 100 percent Iñuit. Me and my sisters are 52/48, 55/45, and 47/53 somehow! Haha.’

Some other TikTokers also joked that Huang had wasted money on the test and how she got the ‘perfect grade’.

‘If you’re children of immigrants 23andMe is just a quick waste of $100 Lmaoo,’ a viewer joked.

While another said: ‘BRO SAME, FIRST THING MY PARENTS SAID WAS ‘I COULDVE TOLD YOU THAT FOR FREE’.’

Huang later said that she opted for an ancestry test as her parents ‘didn’t know much’ and both her grandfathers had died before she was born.

She also clarified that her father had also been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as well as diabetes and was keen to know if she carried the same genes.

According to an image of her health results, she did not possess the gene for either chronic illness.

‘I’m really glad I took the test because it gave me valuable information about my ancestry, health and traits that I wouldn’t have known otherwise,’ she said.

Source: DailyMail