A woman had the shock of her life after she took a DNA test and got a result she really wasn't expecting.

Buckle up, because this is a wild ride...

Now, DNA tests are a relatively new phenomenon.

But they can provide super shocking results.

It's natural to want to know more about our families.

But sometimes, the results are not what anyone expected.

DNA tests used to be restricted to trashy TV.

But recently, things have changed.

People are discovering at home DNA kits.

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Which can help you learn about your ancestry and even genetic makeup.

It's not just about finding where your family originates from, though.

Sometimes, they'll offer shocking results.

As one woman discovered.

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She took a DNA test, thinking it would be a bit of family fun.

But she got a lot more than she bargained for.

Instead, learning that basically, her whole life was a lie.

Cat McDonald shared her shocking story on TikTok.

"My Dad came up with the brilliant idea of giving the entire family AncestryDNA kits last year for Christmas," she explained.

"I have identified as Irish because my last name is McDonald and my hair is bright f***ing red."

"Turns out I'm seventy-five percent Norweigan and the rest is like German and British and there's like zero Irish."

"I found this out on St Patty's Day so I called him cracking up saying, guess what?"

"I'm not Irish at all! He calls me up saying there's no way you're not Irish."

"So with my Dad on the phone, I log into my account to see if I have any DNA matches."

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"And I had an exact paternal match, it just wasn't him."

"I confronted my mom and 2 of my aunts immediately."

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"Everyone including my mother was f***ing shook."

"But even my Dad recognized the name, apparently he was an old family friend."

"So I Googled this guy's name and he's a billionaire."

"He's the CEO for a major company and his 3 daughters work for him."

"Naturally, like the millennial that I am, I drive halfway across the country to his corporate office."

"I tried to give him a letter but when he heard my name he refused to meet with me."


"Basically all it said was thank you, because I'm really happy to be alive."

"You know as much as I do at this point, but I really want more answers."


Us too!

Watch her first video here ...


#stitch with @meezersqueezer This is the first time I have said this on the internet and my soul just sighed. #fyp #Ancestry #ancestrydna

♬ original sound - Cat McDonald

We will definitely be staying tuned to her channel to find out what happens next!