Kevin Jonas Says He "Was Surprised by Everyone" on "Claim to Fame"
Kevin Jonas was just as in the dark as viewers were about the real identities of the competitors on his hit new show "Claim to Fame." The ABC reality competition series wrapped up its first season on Sept. 6, with Keke Palmer's sister Loreal Palmer snagging the $100,000 grand prize after outwitting the other contestants. The cast of season one included relatives of Zendaya, Chuck Norris, Simone Biles, Jason Aldean, and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.
"I was surprised by everyone," Kevin, 34, tells POPSUGAR during an interview about his partnership with Wells Fargo Active Cash Card. "They did not tell us who the contestants were or who they were related to. So, obviously, in our edits of our show, we are kind of giving you that information at times and you're hearing the conversations and it's helping you narrow it down. We didn't really get any of that."
Kevin, who cohosts the show with his youngest brother, Frankie Jonas, says that the duo were "playing along during the challenges and the games and the other things. . . . Anytime you see us get a reveal during the guess-off, me and Frankie are being very genuine when we are either surprised or shocked if they get it right."
Sharing the gig with Frankie — a different sibling than he usually collabs with (ahem, Jonas Brothers) — was also a "great" experience, Kevin says. "We're definitely different gen, add another letter," he says of the 21-year-old, laughing. "He definitely has a whole other vibe than working with Joe and Nick, which is kind of nice. It's kind of refreshing, but I think it works. I think from an age perspective, it works from a demographic perspective from just, we're 13 years apart. So, we can relate to the players in a big way."
Adds Kevin: "Myself, I'm also related to two other kind of pretty famous guys, I guess. And then Frankie kind of being on the outside of the bubble of Jonas Brothers, but at the same time, always our brother, always our best friend, and being a part of that."