Sister shares adorable story behind Keke Palmer's nickname after winning 'Claim to Fame'

Keke Palmer’s big sister was the big winner Tuesday on the first season finale of Claim to Fame. L.C. took home the $100,000 grand prize after the other two finalists were correctly identified, leaving her as the sole mystery contestant.

“Oh my gosh, I'm shaking,” L.C. said, following the win. “Like, my legs are literally shaking. I cannot believe that I just won.

The other contestants were thrilled for L.C. and also shocked to learn her true identity.

“My name is Loreal Chanel,” she revealed. “I am Keke Palmer's older sister. She is an actress, a singer, a millennial diva. She is my biggest fan, just as much as I'm her biggest fan.”

The two sisters have been extremely close their entire lives. In fact, L.C. revealed that she was the impetus behind her famous sister’s stage name.

“My parents told me they were pregnant, and I said, ‘Can we name the baby Keke?’” L.C. explained. “And my mom said, ‘That's not a real name.’ And so they gave her the middle name Keyana so that we could call her Keke. And so she's been Keke her whole life.”

Keke’s real first name is Lauren. In a recent interview in Glamour magazine, Keke said, “I actually don't prefer to go by Keke instead of Lauren.”

“The only people that called me Keke were people in my family,” she went on to explain. “Then one day, my manager at that time heard my mom call me Keke because I wasn't listening. … He said, ‘That should be your stage name.’”

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