- Started singing at age 4.
- Performed the national anthem at a New York Mets game.
- Went to high school with fellow American Idol finalist Karen Rodriguez.
- Made it as a finalist on Idol in 2011 after not making the cut the first two times she auditioned.
- Jimmy R.O. Smith — Husband
- Mark Ballas — Ex-significant Other
- Kimberly Toscano — Sister