This contestant won ‘Claim to Fame’ by correctly naming Monay’s celebrity relative

Monay is a competitor on Season 2 of “Claim to Fame.”
Monay is a competitor on Season 2 of “Claim to Fame.” | Gizelle Hernandez, ABC

On “Claim to Fame,” 12 relatives of celebrities remove themselves from the outside world — no TV and internet — and spend several weeks trying to figure out how they’re all famous-adjacent.

Each week on the reality competition show, the contestants uncover clues about identities through a series of games and challenges, and mysteries start to fall in place. Now, after the season finale on Aug. 28, all of the celebrity connections have officially been revealed.

Here’s a look at Monay’s celebrity connection.

Note: This article contains spoilers.


How does ‘Claim to Fame’ work?

Over the course of “Claim to Fame” — which is hosted by pop star Kevin Jonas and his lesser-known brother, Frankie Jonas — the guests attempt to uncover each other’s identities.

During each episode, the contestants — who may or may not use their real names — compete in a series of challenges. The winner of a challenge is exempt from being identified. The group then picks one of the bottom two contestants to be the “guesser,” per Women’s Health magazine.

The guesser has to pick a contestant and guess their celebrity relative. If they get it right, the contestant goes home — but if they get it wrong, the guesser’s celebrity connection is revealed and the guesser goes home.

The last person standing receives a $100,000 prize.


Who is Monay on ‘Claim to Fame’ Season 2?

For much of the season, the contestants were convinced that Monay was related to Steve Harvey, per Screen Rant.

In the two truths and a lie game that started off the season, Monay told her competitors that her celebrity relative is her father, an athlete and has won an Emmy.

According to Screen Rant, other clues about Monay’s relative included:

  • A fedora.

  • He’s appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

  • He’s 57 years old.

  • He was born in Plymouth, North Carolina.

Per Parade, viewers knew that Monay’s celebrity starred in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” but the “Claim to Fame” competitors did not get this piece of information.

Spoiler alert: So who is Monay’s mystery relative? During the season finale, Gabriel correctly guessed that Monay is related to actor and comedian J.B. Smoove. This made Gabriel the Season 2 winner.


Who has been revealed on ‘Claim to Fame’ Season 2?

The following celebrity connections were revealed during Season 2, per TV Insider:

  • Carly — Tom Hanks’ niece.

  • Travis — Neil deGrasse Tyson’s son.

  • Jane (real name Jada Star) — Dolly Parton’s niece.

  • Shayne — Eddie Murphy’s daughter.

  • Cole — Alicia Keys’ brother.

  • Olivia — Jenna McCarthy’s niece.

  • Hugo — Jimmy Carter’s grandson.

  • JR — Lil Nas X’s brother.

  • Karsyn — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s niece.

  • Chris — Donny Osmond’s son.

  • Monay — J.B. Smoove’s daughter.

  • Gabriel — Nick Cannon’s brother.