When did Claudia Conway start singing? Here's a look at her childhood and how she became a TikTok sensation
The-16-year-old TikToker is the daughter of American political consultant and pollster Kellyanne Conway
‘American Idol’ Season 19 is all set for its premiere on Valentine’s Day on ABC network. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will be resuming their judging duties along with the mentor Bobby Bones. We will also see Ryan Seacrest taking over his hosting responsibilities for the 19th time.
The judges have been making waves across the Internet but contestant Claudia Conway is also making headlines for her audition on the singing reality show. Yes, the popular TikTok star has already faced the judges in her audition as she took to her TikTok profile to reveal the big news after she was spotted in the official promo. The 16-year-old social media personality is also known for being the daughter of American political consultant Kellyanne Conway and attorney George Conway. Kellyanne served as senior counselor to the president in the administration of Donald Trump from 2017 to 2020.
Claudia Conway may have a high profile life thanks to her parents but that doesn’t mean it has always been a cakewalk for the teenager. According to multiple reports, the ‘American Idol’ contestant has faced a lot of alleged abuse from her parents and especially from her strict mother. Claudia, during her audition also spilled the beans on her love for singing where she said that she has been singing all her life. Despite all the troubles she has faced since childhood, her parents have been supportive of her passion.
According to People magazine, Kellyanne earlier said, “We are proud of Claudia for entering the arena and sharing her beautiful voice and inspirational message about mental health with others.” She also added that her daughter's musicality has a long and colorful family history. “Claudia was born singing, five minutes after her twin brother ... or rather actually, screaming, but it had a certain sweet tone to it. She has been belting it out ever since.”
Raising eyebrows for liberal views
Claudia Conway started getting noticed due to her political opinions. Her criticisms of Trump which apparently went against her parents’ opinion got her a lot of attention on social media. She also raised a lot of eyebrows when she came out in support of Black Lives Matter which apparently did not go down well with the Trump supporters.
According to the website Hollywood Life, the aspiring singer is also a mental health advocate. She had earlier revealed in her Instagram post that she has had run-ins with mental health issues. “I am normal. YOU are normal. i’m here to tell you that it is OKAY to NOT be okay. millions and MILLIONS of people are going through the same thing you are. 1 in 4 people will suffer through at least one mental disorder throughout their lifetime. (World Health Organization) you never really know what someone else is going through. be kind.”
Finding fame on Tik-Tok
Claudia Conway first began posting videos on the app called Musical.ly in 2015, before it was purchased by the Chinese company ByteDance in 2017 and merged with TikTok. The young lady, who is now a prominent social media influencer, first got everybody’s attention in June 2020 when the users discovered her political and anti-Trump content. The teenager apparently had different political views from her mother's politics due to which she faced a lot of heat from the social media users.
According to Hollywood Life, she had earlier said, “Believe it or not, you can have your own opinions not influenced by your parents at all.” Claudia currently has more than a million followers on the Tik-Tok app. She was most recently in the news when her topless image was shared on mother’s Twitter account. The entire situation caused a stir on the Internet. Claudia’s mother had allegedly shared the images on Twitter’s “Fleet" feature, which automatically deletes posts after 24 hours.