Claim To Fame Season 2 Episode 1: Prediction & Clues (Spoilers)

Claim to Fame season 2 brings together 12 A-list celebrity relatives who are hiding their identities from each other to win a $100,000 prize, but there are many clues to help figure out who they really are. Hosted by Kevin and Franklin Jonas, the reality competition series premiered last year to much acclaim. The Claim to Fame season 1 winner was Keke Palmer’s sister, Loreal Chanel Palmer, while the runner-up was Jason Aldean’s cousin, Logan Crosby. Third-place finisher Pepper Martin was Dean Martin’s granddaughter.



Like last season, in Claim to Fame season 2 episode 1, the contestants introduced themselves with a game of Two Truths and a Lie, during which they shared one false and two factual things about themselves. They also participated in a talent show, which allowed them to showcase their talents and personalities. In addition to these clues, the Clue Wall is back for Claim to Fame season 2. It’s filled with objects that could be hinting at the 12 celebrity relatives’ identities. However, some clues are totally meaningless.

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12 Carly

During the Claim to Fame episode 1 of the Two Truths and a Lie segment, Carly revealed that her celebrity relative was her uncle, who’s a musician and Oscar winner. In her confessional, she admitted that he’s one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, who has had a long career since the 1980s. When the contestants first viewed the Clue Wall, Carly was worried because there was a model of a bench that looked exactly like the one from Forrest Gump. Tom Hanks’ name was mentioned by the contestants as they viewed the wall.

During the talent show, Carly went all out and sang, rapped, and danced to an original song she wrote. In the lyrics, she mentioned that her celebrity relative has been on TV, on Broadway, and in magazines. She said to look at her and her talent because “it’s a hint for free.” At the end of the performance, she even twerked. Chris said that Carly reminded him of Jim Carrey. Gabriel thought her relative was completely fearless like her. J.R. predicted Carly’s relative might be a comedian because she’s funny.

Later in the episode, Chris said in his confessional that he noticed Carly deflected when Tom Hanks was brought up. Carly told him that Tom would be too big and easy of a guess. Chris then told the camera, “Tom Hanks may be too famous for this house, but his celebrity relative isn’t.” Hugo also noticed Carly’s reaction to Tom’s name. Because of this, when he was chosen to be the guesser, Hugo correctly guessed that she was related to Tom. Carly was revealed to be Tom Hanks’ niece. She was upset she was eliminated and screamed that her clues were too obvious.

11 Chris

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Chris shared that his celebrity relative has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the Claim to Fame talent show, he revealed that singing is his main talent, which is also true of his family member, who’s a singer. He added that he looks a lot like him and even sings like him. Chris sang and played guitar very well, but Carly thought he chose that as his talent to throw everyone off. Jane said that Chris’ eyes looked like John Mayer’s, and Monay agreed.

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10 Cole

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There weren’t many clues revealed about Cole on Claim to Fame season 2, episode 1. He shared that his celebrity relative is his father. For his talent, Chris spray-painted a canvas with the word love.

9 Gabriel

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During Two Truths and a Lie, Gabriel told his fellow contestants that his celebrity relative is his brother. He said he’s an athlete and posed like the Heisman trophy, which is a college football award. He also shared that his relative has won an NAACP Award. In Gabriel’s confessional, he said he lied about his celebrity relative being an athlete. He added that this was the one time in his life that looking nothing like his celebrity relative was going to work in his favor. During the talent show, before Gabriel rapped, he told the cameras that he was excited to perform because he hadn’t in years.

8 Hugo

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Hugo’s Two Truths and a Lie were that his celebrity relative is his grandfather, an athlete who won a Nobel Prize. In his confessional, he admitted that he lied about him being an athlete. He shared that, at one point, his grandfather was the most powerful man in the world. This most likely means that Hugo is the grandson of a former President of the United States. Hugo described himself as being very smart. He’s an engineer, studying both electro-engineering and math.

For Hugo’s talent, he wanted to continue his strategy of making himself look more athletic, so people would believe that his grandfather is an athlete. Therefore, he lifted weights. However, Carly immediately said to the others, “He’s not an athlete.” Carly and Chris thought that maybe Hugo was related to Buzz Aldrin because there was an astronaut clue and a bee for Buzz. They also thought the Nobel Prize clue might relate to Buzz.

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7 Jane

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For her Two Truths and a Lie, Claim to Fame season 2 contestant Jane revealed that her celebrity relative is her father and a musician who has won a Grammy Award. During the talent show, she played ukulele. Jane sang a song about Franklin being her favorite Jonas brother.

6 J.R.

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J.R. said that his celebrity relative is his brother. Later in the episode, he admitted in his confessional that he lied about his brother being in the NBA because people always tell him that he resembles basketball player Dwyane Wade. Gabriel believed him because of his shoe size, while Cole noted that J.R. has a beard like that of NBA player James Harden. However, during the talent show, when J.R. attempted to showcase some basketball skills, he didn’t make any of the shots he took. He fell and tore ligaments in his foot. J.R. was in the bottom two but wasn’t chosen as the guesser.

5 Karsyn

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Claim to Fame’s Karsyn said that her celebrity relative is best known for being a musician. In the talent show, she sang “Amazing Grace.” However, her singing wasn’t the best. Nothing else was revealed about Karsyn yet.

4 Monay

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In the Two Truths and a Lie segment, Monay said that her celebrity relative is her father, who’s an athlete who won an Emmy. She then stated that lying is her strategy, and she’s lying about everything anyone could think of. When Hugo was up for being the guesser, Carly shared with him and Travis that she thought Monay looked like Steve Harvey and that he could be her dad. Carly said he’s been on television forever and probably has won an Emmy. She also pointed to the “Family is everything” sign on the Clue Wall, which she thought might represent Family Feud, which Steve hosts.

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3 Olivia

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Not much was revealed about Olivia in Claim to Fame episode 1. She revealed that her celebrity relative is male, and his greatest award is a Razzie, which is a “Worst Of” Award. For the talent show, she danced on a pole.

2 Shayne

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Claim to Fame season 2 contestant Shayne said her celebrity relative is her father. She stated that he was a musician who had won a Grammy. However, one of these is a lie. During the talent show, she did a card trick, guessing Kevin’s card. After Travis won the talent show, along with the privilege of choosing a Wine Room clue, he picked Shayne’s. The puzzle clue could be deciphered as King, Coming to America, and played Buckwheat. These clues point to actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.

1 Travis

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Travis claimed that his celebrity relative is his father, an actor who has won a Critics’ Choice Award. During the Claim to Fame talent show, he dressed as a chef and recited the first 100 digits of pi. At the end of his presentation, he said, “And that, my friends, is a proper pizza pie.” He then unveiled a pizza with the number pi written in pepperoni. Travis confessed that his talent would put him in the “nerd category” and was a big risk because of who his father is. However, he wanted to stand out in order to win immunity, and he achieved that goal.

Hugo guessed that Travis was a scientist, engineer, or mathematician because he had “that kind of vibe.” Jane said in her confessional she was 100 % certain of his identity because he spoke in the same cadence as his celebrity relative and recited pi. She said that he wasn’t even a little subtle. Shayne and Monay later told Olivia and Gabriel they thought Travis was astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s son. Shayne said there were a lot of space clues on the Clue Wall, including an astronaut, moon, and a space-themed bowtie. She added that Travis looks like Neil.

Claim to Fame is off to an exciting start. As the episodes continue, the clues will keep coming. It’ll be interesting and fun to see who these contestants are related to. The pieces are sure to come together as Claim to Fame season 2 continues.

Claim to Fame airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.

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